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- 98%History Buffs
- 77%Local Culture
- 64%Budget Travelers
- 59%Family Travelers
- 53%Art & Design Lovers
- 53%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (124)
- Brandenburg GateMember ofLocal CultureLGBTHistory Buffs+ 1Feb 23, 2014
The 18th century arch and symbol of Berlin is an impressive and as must-see as you'd expect. The fact that it's very touristy (you can even sit in a Starbucks and sip a latte while you look out at the Tor), doesn't detract from its magnificence. The history of the Brandenburger Tor is fantastic - during the Cold War it lay in no-man's land just behind the Wall on the eastern side. It was also the sight of celebrations when the Wall opened in 1989. The quadriga on top has faced east (originally), west (during the Cold War) and east again (today) - except when it was removed by Napoleon and taken to Paris; it was returned a decade later.
The 'Tor' is easy to get to on foot or by U-Bahn. I would usually recommend that someone starts at Alexanderplatz and then walks down Unter den Linden and sees the sights of Museum Insel on the way to the Brandenburg Gate. Afterwards, you can turn right for the Reichstag, and left for the jewish holocaust memorial and Potsdamer Platz. Or carry on straight ahead for the wonders of the Tiergarten.
- Brandenburg GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 16, 2013
Hard not to be impressed by the Brandenburg Gate, both at night and in broad daylight. It is sort of the cultural and spiritual epicentre of the city. Enjoy.
- Brandenburg GateAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 28, 2013
I personally find the Brandenburg Tor (Gate) absolutely gorgeous. Add the historic undertone of it - it was the dividing barrier between East and West Berlin during Communist times - and it holds even more appeal. We stayed at the Adlon Kempinski right next to the gate, so we got to admire its splendor in daylight and when it lights up golden at night. Passing through it gives you slight chills, knowing you are walking a path that was closed off and forbidden for decades.
- Brandenburg GateMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Oct 13, 2013
a magnificent gate of great significance - division and reunification. the story of how the horse statue is taken from and return back (after defeat of napolean) and the link to the name of the palaris platz is interesting.
- Brandenburg GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4May 05, 2013
Brandenburg Gate, a former city gate, is one of the most impressive city landmarks in Europe. Conveniently located West of the city center, and surrounded by other city landmarks, Brandenburg Gate is a powerful symbol of European Unity and a must-see for all travelers to Berlin.
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- Brandenburg GateMar 12, 2013
The environment of the German culture is very noticeable here, here we can see this magnificent place that has a lot of history, but now it is a very touristic place, that has a lot of restaurants near, for all type of people. In the night is the most beautiful places in Berlin
- Brandenburg GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 20, 2012
I was there a long time ago, but it's always going to be an important stop in Berlin. When I was there, they were still tearing down the wall and I got to take a sledge hammer and knock off my own piece of it. The construction guys were very nice, and I have the best souvenir ever.