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Brandenburg Gate

(Brandenburger Tor)
Monument / Landmark and Historic Site
Unter den Linden, Berlin
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  • Semra U.
    "walk in Tiergarten"(5 Tips)
    Freefri A.
    "The 1791 structure is the only surviving one of 18 city gates."(6 Tips)
    Christie P.
    "A must see monument in Berlin"(13 Tips)
    Best Western Central Europe
    "The most famous landmark in Berlin is a MUST see."(3 Tips)
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    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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted Mar 2
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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 Mar 31
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • -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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
    Downvoted 4 days ago
  • 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..
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Francis K.
    Francis KinderJanuary 18, 2015
    Yes, it is the main touristic attraction of Berlin. But it also is the core of integration and recent German history!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • LocalGuddy
    LocalGuddyMarch 21
    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
    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!
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    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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    LufthansaMay 28, 2014
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  • 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.
  • Freefri A.
    Freefri A.May 1, 2012
    A symbol of division during the Cold War, the recently restored landmark Brandenburger Tor now epitomises German reunification. The 1791 structure is the only surviving one of 18 city gates.
  • Martin M.
    Martin MitchellMarch 13, 2016
    Very impressive piece of architecture - would highly recommend seeing at night when it's lit up!
  • 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.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 20, 2011
    This site has witnessed Napoleon's triumph over Prussia, political posturing by JFK and overwhelming jubilation when the Wall fell in 1989. Twenty years later U2 and Jay-Z performed here. Together.
  • Uliana M.
    You gonna love it! In the heart of Berlin with many cafes around.
  • 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 :)
  • Arthur
    Arthur1 week ago
    That monument of Berlin! Tourist hotspot but it's worth to see due it's historical base.
  • Domnule O.
    Domnule ObzenJuly 9, 2015
    Not big as the one in Paris... But beautiful! And from there you can go walking to the reichstag or the Jewish memorial.
  • Michael F.
    One of the world's most ironic monuments, for many years a symbol of separation, now a loved landmark
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  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiNovember 19, 2014
    Beautiful plaza. Filled with tourists and embassies. Also must see!
  • Marcus M.
    Marcus MolinSeptember 30, 2016
    Overall a classic square and a must visit for the picture type of place.
  • 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
  • Darleny L.
    Darleny LopezJanuary 14, 2016
    Beautiful place! So much history and the embassies are all around it. New Years party was AMAZING! Love it
  • Mikey
    MikeyNovember 22, 2015
    Always packed with people taking pictures. Fortunately, due to its height, you dont have to be close to get a great picture.
  • Mine M.
    Mine Mavi ArikanNovember 28, 2016
    Go there early in the morning to avoid the crowds and get a good shot
  • Aleksandra D.
    Aleksandra DudekNovember 15, 2015
    Must see on every Berlin tour, but again nothin exceptional. Wide offer of bike taxis around.
  • Eleni M.
    Eleni MiliouNovember 21, 2015
    A must-see for the newbie in Berlin. A must-avoid for locals.
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