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Brandenburg Gate

(Brandenburger Tor)
Monument / Landmark and Historic Site
Unter den Linden, Berlin
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  • Michael F.
    "many years a symbol of separation"(7 Tips)
    Ula J.
    "Great monument and the neighborhood"(20 Tips)
    Best Western Central Europe
    "The most famous landmark in Berlin is a MUST see."(5 Tips)
    Martin M.
    "Great piece of architecture and the only city gate left in Berlin."(6 Tips)
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  • Oh-Berlin.com
    Oh-Berlin.comDecember 19, 2012
    Did you know? In 1806, Napoleon took the Quadriga - the horses and chariot statue - to Paris. Luckily, it was won back just 8 years later to go on top of the Brandenburg Gate, where it sits today.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 7, 2015
    Viewed best if you walk from the Berliner Dom to the gate, as the long road lets you take in the gate from a distance. Come in early morning or dusk for the best views of this historic landmark.
  • Werther V.
    Werther VeulemansJuly 21, 2015
    I recommend you to come here after you have been partying whole night long, so nobody is here and you have a unique picture!
    Upvoted Nov 23, 2017
  • Griffin S.
    Griffin StewartSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you've made it to here be sure to go through the gate to the left for the Holocaust Memorial and Hitler's Bunker or to the right to go to the top of the parliament building.
  • Varun K.
    Varun KapoorJuly 28, 2015
    Beauty at night! The Brandenburg gate and the nearby government buildings are a must do. While most of the attractions are open to visitors during the day, go at night for some stunning pictures
  • Arnau S.
    Arnau Sala SolerJune 4, 2012
    Former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch.It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built from 1788 to 1791.
    Upvoted Nov 13, 2017
  • -M. O.
    -M. O.July 28, 2015
    Been here a few times and every time I stop by its still as beautiful as the first time I saw it. A must if you're in Berlin.
  • Alexander F.
    Alexander ForsénSeptember 30, 2012
    Here is the meeting spot for the daily free tour of Berlin. It's informative and a good introduction to the city. It's well worth your time. http://www.newberlintours.com/
  • Martin M.
    Martin MitchellMay 1, 2015
    Great piece of architecture and the only city gate left in Berlin. Well worth a visit. Best to go at night when it's lit up!
  • peter A.
    peter AngererOctober 17, 2011
    Free sightseeing tour every day. Meetingpoint in front of Starbucks in front of Brandenburger Tor. starts every day at 9, 11, 13 and 16:00. Great tour with a great guide. Lots of info about Berlin.
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneNovember 30, 2016
    Probably more beautiful at sunset than during most of the day. Be sure to read up about it as it has an interesting story!
  • Francisco C.
    Francisco CanoAugust 13, 2014
    You can't come to Berlin without coming here and taking some pictures. You'll have to stop by this monument at least twice though. Huge difference between day & night shots of the gate.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GAugust 12, 2014
    If you must take a selfie, take one here - The face of Berlin. A great view is from the Reichstag Dome (make a free reservation for the dome online before you go & book the 1st slot in the morning).
  • Francis K.
    Francis KinderJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes, it is the main touristic attraction of Berlin. But it also is the core of integration and recent German history!
  • Matthias
    MatthiasJuly 10, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Another said that cannot be missed if you want to be able to say that you have seen Berlin. The Quadriga is simply impressive up there. Also enjoy the infamous Hotel Adlon, where MJ had that incident.
  • Natasha B.
    Natasha BuckhamDecember 13, 2015
    Lots to see at the moment. A huge Christmas tree and Menorah, as well as a large carpet of flowers and dedications outside the French Embassy after the recent attacks in Paris.
  • Paulo V.
    Paulo VitalApril 26, 2015
    One of the best spots in Berlin. Recommendation to visit it during the day and later during the night.
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RamirezJuly 7, 2013
    Go after 9 pm in Summer, it's not so crowded and you can take more peaceful pictures, you can wait and see the sunset which it's really beautiful.
  • Ilias C.
    Ilias ChantzakosJuly 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    A real beauty, and Berlin's most recognisable monument, together with the TV tower and the victory column. Worth a visit day and night.
  • Nicholas A.
    Nicholas AllioJune 21, 2017
    It's a landmark you have to visit. Pass by during the night when there is less people around and you will enjoy it more
  • Sammy C.
    Sammy CantwellSeptember 9, 2015
    Worth visiting this on a walking tour to learn about the History. You can book a walking tour for under €15 through Berlin walking tours.
  • Frankie J. 😎 G.
    Frankie J. 😎 GreyAugust 11, 2017
    One of the iconic monuments of the city: build in 1788 as a key entry point, later become the symbol of a divided Germany as the Berlin wall shut off access to the gate.
  • Martin M.
    Martin MitchellMarch 13, 2016
    Very impressive piece of architecture - would highly recommend seeing at night when it's lit up!
  • Artyom F.
    Artyom FedosovJuly 29, 2016
    One of the few german well-known landmarks with a big history. That's a miracle that Brandenburg Gate survived in the WWII, being one of nazi symbols.
  • Besher S.
    Besher SouedJuly 23, 2015
    The infamous landmark of berlin. Not to be missed if you,re visiting Berlin for the first time. You can get to various places from there for example Tiergarten and potsdamer platz
  • Gnr
    GnrFebruary 7, 2015
    Nice place,loved the area,historical architecture..Should see and take a picture..its too cold if you come in feb. by the way..
  • Melforss
    MelforssDecember 9, 2015
    The must see landmark. The French embassy is on the main square too and currently you can find a lot of Paris related pieces of art and candles on the square
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongAugust 18, 2015
    Beautiful! Quadriga on top is not the original. Destroyed during the WWII. Originally the goddess was Eirene (goddess of peace) become Victoria (goddess of victory) after the war.
  • Louise H.
    Louise HApril 13, 2012
    Try not to notice the street hustlers and 'tourist entertainment' around the site - and just remember the history of this place... Looks amazing at sunset.
  • Astrid C.
    Astrid C.November 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come at different times of the day! Always a nice changing scenery of light and people depending on the daytime :)
  • Lukas
    LukasMay 12, 2017
    That monument of Berlin! Tourist hotspot but it's worth to see due it's historical base.
  • Pelin D.
    Pelin DuraJanuary 7, 2015
    it doest matter if you go at night or at day it always be a breathtaking historical monument! a must see
  • Marcus M.
    Marcus MolinSeptember 30, 2016
    Overall a classic square and a must visit for the picture type of place.
  • Shaileshwori S.
    Shaileshwori SharmaJanuary 30, 2016
    No first-timer's trip to Berlin is complete w/o a visit to the Brandenburg Gate. Tip: combine this with visit to Reichstag (w/ pre-registration) & holocaust sculpture/monument in the same vicinity.
  • johnlemon
    johnlemonMay 31, 2017
    One of the places you should see before you die. So much has happened at this spot throughout history!
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekMay 9, 2016
    One of the main landmarks of Germany, really. Always swarming with tourists, though, so try to come earlier in the morning.
  • Eleni M.
    Eleni MiliouNovember 21, 2015
    A must-see for the newbie in Berlin. A must-avoid for locals.
  • Gabez
    GabezAugust 7, 2014
    Awesome historic site. Watch out for the people who act like they are handicap for money they even stopped me in the middle of taking photos to ask for money
  • LocalGuddy
    LocalGuddyMarch 21, 2017
    If you google "Berlin" , you will probably see Brandenburg Gate :) So don't forget to visit it. It worths to visit. It is especially a great place when you visit with a local guddy. See the link. Read more
  • Swemeatballs ..
    Swemeatballs .June 5, 2013
    Try and get here as early as possible or your photos will be full of tourists trying to get a photo of the gates
  • elisabeth k.
    elisabeth kjelmannJuly 26, 2013
    beautiful spot with lots of history all around. Lots of life with entertainers and people.
  • Mine M.
    Mine Mavi ArikanNovember 28, 2016
    Go there early in the morning to avoid the crowds and get a good shot
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comNovember 23, 2011
    This historical gate is the he only surviving city gate in Berlin, and the city's top attractions. Don't miss the beautiful bas-relief scenes of Greek mythology.
  • Pratch
    PratchJune 15, 2014
    Come here after dark to avoid thousands of tourists and for beautiful night view.
  • Frau Coco L.
    Frau Coco LoresAugust 9, 2015
    If you haven't walked around that spot of Berliner history you haven't been to Berlin.
  • Stergios
    StergiosOctober 11, 2014
    The iconic landmark/monument of Berlin. A must during day and night.
  • Tevfik Denizhan M.
    One of the most important icon of Berlin. Near this gate, there is a room (silence room) which is very isolated from environmental voices, you may want to spend some minutes at there.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronSeptember 3, 2014
    Must see landmark. Arrive in the evening and get the best light for photographs.
  • Oh-Berlin.com
    Oh-Berlin.comJanuary 2, 2013
    Happy New Year to all our friends in Berlin! We hope you enjoyed bringing in 2013, especially with the amazing fireworks over the Brandenburg Gate!
  • The Ritz-Carlton M.
    You are just around the corner of the second biggest park in Berlin. The Berlin Tiergarten used to be the hunting grounds of the former king Frederick the Great.
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