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Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), Berlin

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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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  • Great and important place to visit! The history behind the Gate is very interesting and the details of the monument are beautiful. 
  • Clean spectacular surroundings and interesting history. Worth taking in on the way to Reistag building. Whole area very grand and spacious. 
  • Well worth a visit as is the Berlin cathedral and the Holocaust memorial and the parliament building 
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  • Iconic gate sums up a lot of Berlin history DDR (was part of the wall), WW II (iconic propaganda) , Napoleon (marched troupes through) and much - much more. It still seems like a place of contention as I witnessed a police chase on foot when there and also the armed guards at the US embassy look like they mean business. Mostly rebuilt - read the very informative plaques in English to get a good sense of the history. Top stop for anyone visiting Berlin.
  • A must see historical place in Berlin. I recommend going at night, since they project videos made specifically for the gate on the gate itself and there's music as well. Definitely made it a lot more enjoyable than it would be without them.
  • Amazing piece of history! This place was super busy when we arrived but there was plenty of space still with how large the area is to move around without feeling too cramped. There's plenty to do and see in this surrounding area as well. Would love to come back again and catch the rest we may have missed.
  • A trip to Berlin is not complete without seeing this landmark. Magnificent it its structure it is classical architecture at its best. Around the gate there is a festive feel with impressive moustache touting street organists playing with dancing monkeys making you feel that you have stepped back in time to when communism divided a city and Brandeburg was its epicentre.
  • Amazing architecture, with great detail. Location is central and very clean. A truly remarkable landmark of Berlin's and German's history.