Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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  • Livia Chauar
    Milan, Italy154 contributions
    Grandiose
    I like gates, so I like the Brandenburg gate. It is very imposing, looks beautiful from all sides, and is a nice picture spot. It is close from several other attractions, so It also serves as a good starting point for your tourism around town.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 22 February 2023
  • RoadTripper5
    190 contributions
    A Symbol of Belin
    This is hard to miss if you're in Berlin. Our walking tour ended here, but we went back on another day since it's a lively spot. When we were here, the city was setting up for a New Year's Eve celebration, so there were fences surrounding the Gate and plaza, which made getting close to it impossible. I bet celebrating there was pretty cool.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Elvis A
    Leicester, United Kingdom44 contributions
    Iconic gateway from both sides
    Iconic structure from both sides. Usually very busy all day every day well worth visiting for sunrise or sunset to get a stunning backdrop. Close to the park and other iconic places such as the Riechstag and Alexander platz and the holocaust memorial and museum.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Tom G (travel man)
    31 contributions
    The Brandenburg gate the gate to east Berlin.
    I when i went to Berlin for a long weekend with my brothers. Took a trip to see the Brandenburg gate one of Berlins most historic buildings see in Berlin. This buildings as played a big part in the history of Berlin. From Hitlers Germany to the Starlin and easy and west Berlin. It was the gate way to Starlin east Berlin. I would highly recommend a visit to Berlins Brandenburg gate.It is a great places to visit foe all the family. (5 star visit).
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 March 2023
  • zofialombardi
    Katy, Texas15 contributions
    So much history
    Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! I could hear President Reagan’s words as I stood here. I was last here in 1991 when all the changes were so fresh. So happy to come back and see Berlin now. This is a must see!
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2023
  • lucycan
    San Diego, California3,504 contributions
    This IS Berlin
    The gate is synonymous with Berlin. It was built long ago and survived (mostly) the second world war. Great area to walk around. US embassy is right there. Beware pick pockets!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 3 April 2023
  • ToivoIsanmaa
    Espoo, Finland27 contributions
    In history of so many times - Brandenburg Gate
    Going to Gate from Alexanderplatz via U5 (single ticket 2,80 eur from automat). In the gate you are in history so many times. Look at the street: there are marks where the wall has been. In the old pictures you can also see it very clearly. When back in hotel I must take YouTube and hear President Reagan in 1 987: Mr Gorbatschow, open this gate ... tear this wall down.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Peter M
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom271 contributions
    Impressive
    This is Berlin and must be the top attraction. Have to admit we didn’t expect it to be so impressive ! As expected, lots of photos taken. Usually pretty busy but you should still get good photos . Very close to the Hop On /Off Bus Tours
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Livinit.lovinit
    Berlin, Germany587 contributions
    Don’t Skip it
    Brandenburg Gate is both beautiful and greatly historic. The details and architecture draw you in and the history has you appreciating it that much more. The area surrounding the gate is also worth exploring - so much to see. It’s really shocking that this gate has survived so much.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 April 2023
  • geord359
    High Spen, United Kingdom11 contributions
    Afternoon Well Spent
    The Brandenburg Gate is well worth a look. It is just a monument though, not unlike hundreds of other similar structures dotted across the globe. What makes your visit worthwhile is it's relationship with history. If you look back through the past 150 years you will see the gate photographed with many notable figures such as Reagan, Churchill, Hitler etc. It has also been at the centre of many flashpoints in German history such as the rise of Nazism and the fall of the Berlin wall. It's also very pleasant to look so is a must see if you're in Berlin
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 April 2023
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Krista M
Halifax, Canada51 contributions
May 2023 • Family
One of the iconic monuments of Berlin. Visited on a sunny spring day and the area has lots of energy from the crowds that swirl all about this area. Definitely worth coming back at night when it is illuminated and backlit against the night sky
Written 19 February 2024
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Brian W
Cornwall, UK53 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Brandenburg gate has been well maintained historical landmark in Berlin over the years and is in really good condition, it is a must see when in Berlin given its history, the area around Brandenburg gate is also good to get a spot on lunch and soak up the atmosphere
Written 17 February 2024
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Jim M
Dundee, UK223 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Brandenburg gate was fine, good walking area, tourist hotspot, at the end or beginning of the Teirgarten and Unter der Linden.
Written 7 February 2024
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CPaM68
Texas660 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
People generally have a puzzled look when I tell them about touring the sights of Berlin while on a cruise, but that’s the way it happened. Our Baltic Sea cruise with Princess made a cruise stop in Warnemünde and offered a guided tour of Berlin (a 2 1/2 hour train ride away). Since the Brandenburg Gate is probably the most famous monument in Berlin, it was on the list of stops for our tour. Although we didn’t actually get to tour the monument, our tour guide stopped the bus, so we could get off and get some great photos. The tour guide also provided us some of the extraordinary history behind the monument. Built between 1789 and 1793, the monument is 85 ft. tall and 205 ft. wide (I actually expected it to be bigger) with two rows of neoclassic columns and a beautiful statue of the Goddess of Victory driving a four-horse chariot on top. We also learned that, when Napoleon's army captured Berlin in 1806, the Goddess of Victory and the chariot was removed and taken to Paris. Luckily, after Napoleon was removed from power, the statue was returned to Berlin. The place is busy with a lot of tourists but a must-see if you visit Berlin. (PaM)
Written 4 February 2024
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Pimlican
London, UK729 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Impressive symbol of Berlin. Its historical significance is undoubted, and every visit to the city could include it. Surrounding area a little bland.
Written 1 February 2024
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John P
Melbourne, Australia1,191 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
It is an important symbol of Berlin and of unification so a visit is obligatory. It is strikingly handsome but unlike most visits I make I hadn’t much prepared for this so I probably didn’t make as much of it as I should but it is handsome and I am pleased to have viewed it!
Written 17 January 2024
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Katie P
North Wales, UK794 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We bought tickets to come here for NYE celebrations, it started at 4pm and we were unsure when would be best to make our way to the gate. We ended up getting there for about 10pm, which was not our intention. What we didn’t realise is that the only entrance to the event was via the victory tower, all other ways to access the gate were blocked by barriers and lots of police people. This meant navigating the busy streets, to get the train and the walk through the woodlands, through barriers and down the very long stretch of road from the victory tower to the gate, it was miles of walking!! Fine if you are able bodied and have good fitness, so not accessible to all. Along the stretch between the victory tower and the gate there were lots of stalls selling food and drinks, people must have been queuing in them for HOURS, we didn’t even bother trying. There were SO many people here, we were far away from the stage near the gate, and we were not near a TV sharing the show. We did hear occasional messages being blasted over the speakers trying to control the crowds. But didn’t hear or see much of the event unfortunately neither did we hear the countdown to new year although did get to see the fireworks to mark 2024! I think next time, I would go early and prepare yourself to be there for a while and wear comfy and warm clothes as you will be standing and walking a lot!
Written 13 January 2024
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Albrecht
30 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Magnificent is the perfect word to describe this monument
Just sitting on the bench and viewing this monument for hours will make you smile. The only minus for me is that there are a lot of people standing around it all day, but it doesn't mean that you can't take a perfect photo. Just be aware that sometimes people will approach you and ask for money donation for apparently sick children

Written 3 January 2024
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SonnyFamily123
Kent, UK455 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We visited during the day and were in awe but we revisited for the 2023 NYE party…this was phenomenal..well drilled security, lots of toilets,lots of food /drink stops…one massive big party at one of the most iconic heritage sites…must have been close to 100000 people and not one incident that we saw whilst there…fantastic way to see in 2024…..a must visit site if in Berlin…
Written 31 December 2023
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Kathinated
Dunfermline, UK729 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The gate itself is very impressive, and we were much to visit during the festival of lights. The square next to us is not so great with a Starbucks (beware of the women demanding money to use the bathroom) and little charm.
Written 28 December 2023
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