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Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), Berlin

Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) 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. Make Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) a part of your Berlin vacation plans using our Berlin itinerary maker.
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  • The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is a totally busy tourist attraction and a piece of German history. If you were not here, then missing an important piece of the Berlin visit.
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  • explanation by Guide Theo (Englishman)-super motivated young guest who could guide us for hours
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  • Beautiful, monument, place of historical significance for the Germans , close to many important sites , Tiergarten, Holocaust museum, Parliament, 
  • Pretty monument, but right next to it is the tier garden which was perfect for a romantic stroll, there's also some beer tents and food around but a little expensive. don't use the port-a-loos had a bad experience there came out gagging the smell was that bad, go to aldi get some snacks and get lost in the park! And you'll have a great time!
  • Great monument. Packed with tourists. The walk from here to the victory monument is great as it's a straight road surrounded a huge park on both ends! Easily accessible by metro.
  • One must see attractions in Berlin. Beautiful historical gate. The street between this gate and the Siegessäule further down is used for big events like new years eve or for public viewings during the very big soccer games.
  • Its perfectly lighted in the night. Very touristic place, you probably will see very few germans there. Easy accessible by subway. Close to the parlament and to the jew memorable.
  • Best to go very early in the morning (sunrise) to get photos without the hundred other tourists. Metro stop off the S or U lines exit directly at the gate. If you are not an early bird, it is well lit and picturesque at night.
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