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Brandenburg Gate

(Brandenburger Tor)
Monument / Landmark and Historic Site
Unter den Linden, Berlin
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  • Best Western Central Europe
    "The most famous landmark in Berlin is a MUST see."(5 Tips)
    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"(10 Tips)
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  • 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
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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).
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Upvoted 2 weeks 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..
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Griffin S.
    Griffin StewartSeptember 2, 2012
    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 2 weeks ago
  • Shaileshwori S.
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • Ilias C.
    A real beauty, and Berlin's most recognisable monument, together with the TV tower and the victory column. Worth a visit day and night.
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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/
  • 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 2 weeks ago
  • Artyom F.
    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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaMay 28, 2014
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  • Martin M.
    Very impressive piece of architecture - would highly recommend seeing at night when it's lit up!
  • 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!
  • 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
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • Darleny L.
    Darleny LopezJanuary 14
    Beautiful place! So much history and the embassies are all around it. New Years party was AMAZING! Love it
  • Astrid C.
    Astrid C.November 11, 2014
    Come at different times of the day! Always a nice changing scenery of light and people depending on the daytime :)
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adam N.
    One of the main landmarks of Germany, really. Always swarming with tourists, though, so try to come earlier in the morning.
  • 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
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiNovember 19, 2014
    Beautiful plaza. Filled with tourists and embassies. Also must see!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Candance S.
    Candance SmithJune 1, 2015
    A beautiful place, good snack bars nearby, near Madame Tussauds...
  • @swemeatballs78
    @swemeatballs78June 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
  • Aline B.
    Aline BrandãoNovember 15, 2015
    Come by U-Bahn - the view of the Gate when coming out of the station from under Pariser Platz is an unforgettable sight.
  • Pratch
    PratchJune 15, 2014
    Come here after dark to avoid thousands of tourists and for beautiful night view.
  • Anna v.
    Anna van WAugust 25
    Nice landmark but you'll see only tourists here (go further away for nice Berlin style cafes etc.)
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