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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Berlin
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Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Located west of the city centre at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz, the structure is the only remaining gate of a series through which Berlin was once entered. One block to the north stands the Reichstag...More

59  Thank Schonefeld
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Totally overrated arch almost blotted by commercialization . A once icon of mighty Germany is almost hidden by all the tourist entrepreneurs out to fleece the tourists. No coincidence that Starbucks and the American Embassy are neighbours.

6  Thank peejayb54
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Reviewed yesterday

A joy to walk through. Smaller than expected but remembering the freedom and history it embodies whilst doin so gives an extra frisson. Approach from Unter den Linden for best impact, but photograph from other side.

Thank CarolineWarwick
Reviewed yesterday

A person is lucky to get to stand at the Brandenburg Gate - so magnificient and such a witness to history

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Reviewed yesterday

A very beautiful monument both day and night, with a lot of important history all around it. An easy place to find for meeting tours.

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice and good atmosphere at night, a little bit of shine was taken off it because a guy was campaigning in the nude.. went back the next day during the day time where we met some nice folk. Good food places around too and...More

1  Thank uah9
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very cool old monument. It was helpfull to have a tour guide to tell you the history of the gate. Took pictures and moved on with our tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is extraordinarily to think the Berlin Wall was just yards from this gate. The information centre is on the South Aside

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of those places you stop, take a photo, and move on........So much more to see in Berlin. Glad it is near the Reichstag and other places to see in Berlin. Brings back memories of when the Berlin Wall fell.

1  Thank MichaelO177
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the big monuments in Berlin. On one side you have Unter den Linden - take a walk down this boulevard. On the other side you can see where the wall used to be if you look closely. There are always many...More

1  Thank MGrunnet
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In all honesty, it's what you expect and a bit more. The gate in itself is impressive and so are the surroundings. Depending on the time of the day, it can get quite crowded, so take that in consideration if you don't like big crowds...More

Thank s3b45tian
Reviewed 3 days ago

Much much bigger than I thought, a real inspiring place in a lovely setting - free too! Well worth a stroll through, lovely part of Berlin

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
...More
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Dakota B
5 March 2018|
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Response from BrianaM224 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what tour you want to go on, but I would recommend Fat Tire Bike tours. They start at 11 am!
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bunny367
28 October 2017|
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Response from Tony M | Reviewed this property |
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Dave R
6 April 2017|
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Response from Suzanne078 | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said there's no need to take a tour. We walked from our hotel to soak up the atmosphere and history and used our guide books and maps . There are numerous information boards around in different languages... More
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