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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

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Brandenburg Gate was built in the 18th century as a defining symbol of the city, but it ended up in the middle of the no-man’s land separating East and West Germany for the better part of the 20th century. Today, this impressive monument epitomizes European unification and continued peace. It often serves as an attractive backdrop for special events, such as concerts. Architect Carl Gotthard Langhans designed the triumphal arch, finding inspiration in classical Greek architecture. He chose this spot to serve as the entry into the city’s renowned boulevard of linden trees. Artist Johan Gottfried Schadow’s sculpture of a winged goddess commanding a chariot crowns the gate. Plan to see Brandenburg Gate and other attractions that appeal to you using our Berlin holiday planner .
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  • A symbol that has always been Berlin. A great monument that is still gazed at and photographed by tourists and locals alike.  more »
  • Discovery evening, out of the 101 bus (which made the same circuit as the tour buses to floors to 10 times cheaper), the Brandenburg Gate is worth a visit, as even framed by the embassies of France and the United States there is a great feel iment to space. We went there midweek, there was not many people, which made the few minutes in front of pleasant despite the wind.
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  • It's an iconic piece of architecture. It is worth a visit and it is a primary tourist stop. Read your history before you go, so you can appreciate everything. The only thing I don't like about it is the lack of creativity in selecting the theme. It also wasn't nice to put all that work into making carvings in the walk ways because it is a bad angle to view and appreciate.
  • 5 stars for this truly beautiful landmark. The Brandenburg gate is essentially one of the greatest places to visit in the world! I am so lucky to have been given the opportunity to visit this place. GREAT little shops like Starbucks and Dunkin' donuts to buy snacks and many places to sit. The division of east and west from the cold war era is also clearly viewed from the gate
  • It was so much better than I expected. So much detail and artistry. Very cool landmark. Everything in Germany just has so much history that I wanted to visit everything, however I would recommend visiting this at least once if you're here. It was very crowded, especially during the summer. I heard its very beautiful during the night so go see it!
  • It is a very interesting place to go. It can be very busy during the day making the photos difficult to look great. I would recommend to go in summer Earle morning before 7am to make great day time photo and after 10pm to get great night shot. You will feel the history that this place went through when you stand in front of it. In the evening you .ca rent fancy cycling cars from 2 to 20 people where you can ride and share a beer together.
  • Beautiful place, an important Spot in Berlin to visit!! Impossible to missing! The ancient gate of Berlin City, close to other main activities as Bundestag (Parliament), WWII memorial, Hitler's bunker, and so on. You can visit it for yourself but I strongly suggest to use a local guide for explanation about history and curiosities. Enjoy it!! Enjoy Berlin!!
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