Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
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
About
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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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Brandenburger Tor • 3 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 4 min walk
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  • Travelling Pixie
    Adelaide, Australia424 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 April 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 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 10 May 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 15 May 2023
  • Kay C
    Melbourne, Australia295 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Gertie
    Rudersdorf, Germany5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 18 July 2023
  • Zachary P
    Rudersdorf, Germany16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
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dominic l
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Best seen from the restaurant on top of the Reistag building where you can see it and photograph it without the madding crowd
Written 21 April 2024
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BAMlab
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Apr 2024 • Solo
The most iconic gate in Germany, obviously full of policemen. Plenty of restaurants in the area and even a tourist point if you need it. Sometimes in the evening they project lights onto the surface
Written 21 April 2024
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Brune f
Belgium9 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolutely loved this place.one of the most attractions to visit in Berlin.very clean place we loved the history ..it’s a must to visit .
Written 18 April 2024
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Svetlana Fokina
Kiev Oblast, Ukraine22 contributions
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Jul 2023 • Couples
Brandeburg was the country where Berlin was located. Kings would pass through this gate. People used the side doors.
This gate was destroyed several times. in old wars.
Then he stayed on the East Berlin side. The Russians took good care of this door.
But unfortunately Berlin has no history. A ruined city. A newly built city.
There is room for two such symbols in a city with no history. this is everything
Written 17 April 2024
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June A
Surrey, UK2 694 contributions
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May 2023 • Solo
This is a truly stunning piece of architecture with its 12 arches topped by the chariot and horsemen - a great symbol of a nations history and power.
Written 14 April 2024
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Colleen K
Upper Ballinderry, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A must see landmark in Berlin..impressive in real life...easy to get to...there is a U-bahn station nearby and easy to walk to the Reichstag from here. We noticed it was spotlessly clean on the streets...no litter anywhere. We ate lunch at a lovely Italian trattoria to the right side of the gate. Got some great photos too.
Written 12 April 2024
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Alex C
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A must visit place to learn about its culture and history. It would be great to see a light show. It's totally in the heart of the city center
Written 4 April 2024
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50Mark
Surrey, UK118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Must see attraction if you visit Berlin. We spent a few hours in the area taking pictures and learning about the gate. Well worth the time and effort
Written 3 April 2024
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mrskrun
Larvik, Norway2 902 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
This famous landmark in Berlin is our first attraction to visit in the city. Lots of people taking photos with the gate as background. It’s beautiful and historical. I got even more fascinated after doing some reading about the origin and history of Brandenburg Gate.
Written 1 April 2024
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Natalie Starling-Booth
Birmingham, UK993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was one of my favourite places to visit in Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is a lovely monument and is in a wonderful spot of Berlin.

Around the area there is loads to do for everyone, lots of shops, restaurant and Hotels are in the area.

This is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area,
Written 21 March 2024
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