Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Located in no-man's land between East and West Germany during the Cold War, this famous monument, built during the 18th-century reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II, has long been a defining symbol of Berlin and both the city's division and unification.
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Brandenburger Tor • 3 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 4 min walk
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  • Travelling Pixie
    Adelaide, Australia423 contributions
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    Must see location but of course packed with tourists. Wish we visited at night for another view. Would have liked some history boards nearby? Tourist information is right next door.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 26, 2023
  • abba
    Milan, Italy4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A symbol of the country's history
    The gate is composed of 12 Doric arches and is crowned with a Quadriga, or chariot with four horses, on top. The reliefs on the monument depict scenes from Greek mythology, with the center relief showing the goddess of victory, Victoria, driving the chariot. The gate is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Germany and is a must-see for any traveler. Its Baroque architecture and intricate reliefs make it a stunning sight to behold. Whether you're visiting Berlin or just passing through, the Brandenburg Gate is sure to take your breath away.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 3, 2023
  • Bradly
    Paris, France10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical landmark
    It is a symbol of the city’s tumultuous past and a reminder of its rich history. The gate is composed of 12 arches, and its central arch is topped by a sculpture of a chariot drawn by four horses, known as the Quadriga, which is a symbol of victory. The gate was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia in 1791 and was built in the neoclassical style. The Brandenburg Gate stands as a triumphal arch, and is a symbol of peace and unity, with its many sculptures and symbols representing the history of the city. It is a great place to visit and learn more about the city’s past. It is also a great place to take photos and enjoy the beauty of the architecture.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • WALI
    London, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing landmark
    It is a symbol of Prussian power and a reminder of the city's turbulent history. The gate is a stunning piece of architecture, with its Quadriga of horses and chariot atop the gate, flanked by two statues of the goddess Victoria. The friezes on the sides of the gate depict scenes from the Prussian army's victories in the 18th century. It is a sight to behold! The Brandenburg Gate German is a great example of the city's rich history and culture, and it is a great place to take a picture or spend some time reflecting.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 10, 2023
  • govan4me
    Sydney, Australia79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Essential venue to a visit to Berlin
    This is an essential visit due to the historical and cultural significance of the structure. The structure is impressive and provides great photo opportunities. There were a number of protests in progress when we visited and this is apparently quite normal.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Kay C
    Melbourne, Australia295 contributions
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    A place of history
    Did you know that the plaza in front of the Brandenberg Gate is known as Little Paris. Thus, the Germanic/Prussian conqueror on top of the gate forever looks down on the symbolic French plaza. And contemplate for a moment that the Berlin Wall ran immediately behind the Brandenberg Gate such that you could walk through the gate but no further. The gate lies on the East Berlin side of the wall.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Gertie
    Rudersdorf, Germany5 contributions
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    A monumental tourist attraction!
    The Brandenburg Gate is a Prussian masterpiece that is truly monumental. It is a must-see tourist attraction for anyone visiting Germany. Its impressive size and grandeur are sure to leave you in awe. I highly recommend visiting this majestic structure to experience its grandeur firsthand. It is a must-see for anyone who loves history and architecture. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to experience a piece of Prussian history!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Zachary P
    Rudersdorf, Germany16 contributions
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    Beautiful gate. It's impressive
    Such an old and stately monument. Also with the historical events. It is one of the many historic buildings in Berlin. Standing tall and proud, these statues are a reminder of the strength and resilience of the German people. They are a symbol of hope and freedom, and a reminder that no matter what life throws at us, we can overcome it.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool to see in real life
    The Gate is a real magnet for tourists. It’s set in a really nice area with impressive building around, but it’s the iconic Brandenburg Gate that we have all seen on TV and in movies that everyone wanted to photograph. Definitely a “must do” in Berlin
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Sharon N
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive piece of history.
    Very impressive gate & glad I saw it in real life. It is a very, very crowded tourist spot but that doesn't stop all the cyclists flying through the at speed so keep your eyes open! Tourist information is right next to the gate which is handy. There are lots of embassies through it & it was fun flag spotting. We spent about half an hour here.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
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Nsv
Singapore, Singapore118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We got down at the brandenburg tor subway station and walked to the gate. Visiting early in the morning is the best way to beat the crowd. When we were there at 7 am, it is literally just our family in the whole place... later when we passed by it around 10 am, the place was packed.
Written January 15, 2020
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RDCononver
Flanders, NJ1,164 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Friends
Since it’s construction in 1788-1791 the Brandenburg gate has been a symbol of Berlin and has been at the heart of many historic moments. Built at a time of nationalism and after the restoration of order after Batavian Revolution it has seen Neapolitan March though and after his defeat the Prussian army, used as a backdrop during WWII and a symbol of a decided city after. It was at the heart of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today it has been restored and is a great place reflect, take photos, and people watch.
Written February 1, 2020
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Salim
Algiers43 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
Was closed for Sylvester concert so we couldn't visit it from 26th/12 to 3/01. A huge concert was organized on the 31/12 the entrance is free but you've to arrive early before 3pm if you want to be next to the scene. There is everything you need to drinks food and souvenirs. A midnight the launched fireworks.
Written January 2, 2020
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kelly
Praia da Rocha, Portugal12 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Couples
Definitely worth the visit, went there with the wife and then read a bit about the history and it was very interesting.
On the inside of the gate there was the US embassy on one side and on the other side there is a restaurant called MAMMA, don’t eat there under any circumstances. The served locals who arrived later before tourists, charged for things we didn’t receive, took an hour to get a pizza which was cold and essentially ignored us most of the time.

Oh and my wife and I watched the waiter compile bread out of baskets and put them in one and reserve that bread to a new table. Now that’s just gross.
Written August 22, 2022
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NikaNumber1
Royal Oak, MI6,597 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Business
This gate is best at night for photos. It's nicely lighted up and makes a great backdrop for your selfies or whatever.

It's better to see it during the light of day to really see the minute details as well as the statues at the top of the gate too.

It's vibrant and beautiful at night. Reminds me of he historic and iconic symbolism of the arc de triomphe in Paris. I think the photo from there looked almost identical in fact.
Written February 13, 2020
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Neil O
Preston, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Berlin Marathon 2021 - Myself and my wife visited Berlin in Sept 2021 for me t take part in the Marathon.

Having been to the City before one of our favourite places is around the Brandenburg Gates and surrounding areas (Parks and River).

The Gates are such an amazing feature of the City and have huge historical significance.

We loved walking around them during the day or even better when lit up at night. We even sat on a nearby bench one night and watched the world go by.

Definately should be on your list with any visit to Berlin
Written October 16, 2021
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Miles and Smiles Away
London, UK210 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Located in a really centralised place, the Brandenburg Gate is a great piece of art. During the Berlin visit it’s a must do. There is an infopoint at the bottom of the gate, marked with big red I letter, also there is a Starbucks and other places to seat if you feel like you would spend some time here. Great for families and couples also. Toilet is available nearby, as well as food.
Written February 20, 2020
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Flavie83
London, UK184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We were able to visit the gate today after passing it the last 3 days. We learnt Saturdays tend to be demonstration day by the gate, so lucky we did it today.

It is beautiful and must see but it will always be busy so just be patient.
Written January 5, 2020
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Crackerjack
Manchester, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Brandenburg Gate is an iconic monument to Germany which stands alone, making it even more impressive. The monument was included in a walking tour we took and the guide explained the history of Germany to us and how the monument came about. If you visit Berlin then a visit to the Brandenburg Gate is not to be missed.
Written February 25, 2020
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noreenbrady1
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is huge and imposing building.The numbers around the area were high. There was a bride and groom having wedding photos at the time. We enjoyed seeing this most famous monument up close and it did not disappoint. We were unfortunate not to see it at night as well though.
Written March 2, 2020
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