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“Symbol of Berlin”
Review of Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate
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US$22.84*
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Guided Berlin Wall Trail Bike Tour
Ranked #3 of 813 things to do in Berlin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Ireland
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“Symbol of Berlin”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

I visit Berlin at least once a year. None of those visits is complete without a walk to this iconic monument at the divide between Unter der Linden and Avenue June XV . It has come to be the symbol of German unity. It was very close to the dividing line between East and West and will be remembered for the celebrations in 1989 and since. There is a great buzz around it because of the huge tourist interest. It provides excellent photo opportunities. It is located close to the Reichstag, Hotel Adlon, US Embassy, Russian Federation Embassy, Holocaust Museum. It is a pleasant walk to Potsdamer Platz.

Visited July 2013
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“Main place”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Before you will go there please check history of the place! Very important for kind of emotional understanding to know all purposes of the place. So this place in Berlin in line with Reichstag building some other places is symbol of Berlin and Germany in general. If you are in Berlin - absolutely necessary to visit Brandenburg Gate.

Visited January 2013
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful without the crowds!”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is probably one of the most iconic monuments that is associated with Berlin. Best enjoyed in the early mornings or really late at night as to avoid the crowds.

Visited December 2013
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“A fantastic monument to get an easy photo of”
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

Located on a main road, it is very easy to find, and there is plenty of space to walk around/beneath it, and to step back to take your photos.
Be wary as there are people about who might ask for donations for various 'charities' or 'good causes' - we were approached by a young girl who kissed us and asked for €10!

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“Beautiful at night...”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Standing there in front of the gate and seeing it up close in all its glory is just breathtaking! It is simply iconic. Must see!

Visited November 2013
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