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Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Quick facts

Brandenburg Gate is one of the most important landmarks in Berlin. It is both  a landmark and an emblem of the city with over two hundred years of history. One of Germany’s best-known landmarks, it was built on the site of an old city gate which marked the start of the road from Berlin to the city of Brandenburg an der Havel, once the capital of the Brandenburg Margraviate. It is situated within Mitte, in the western part of Berlin city centre, at the intersection of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße.

The Brandenburg Gate stands in front of Pariser Platz, one of the city’s most beautiful squares. The buildings surrounding this ancient area were in ruins by the conclusion of WWII. After German reunification in the 1990s, reconstruction at this great location began, and the buildings now feature elegant town residences, embassies, and the stunning five-star Hotel Adlon.

Due to its central location, it is a perfect spot to start exploration of Berlin. It is also the most photographed spot in the city.

Berlin City Center

Group Walking Tour (1-20 people): 3 Hours Old-town, Brandenburg Gate and more...

Top hotels near Brandenburg Gate

Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt

Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt

Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt Hotel is a popular choice amongst travelers in Berlin, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel has all necessary amenities needed for your comfortable stay. Property Location With a stay at Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt, you’ll be...

Gorki Apartments

Gorki Apartments

Centrally located in Berlin’s fashionable Mitte neighborhood, Gorki Apartments are surrounded by numerous restaurants, cafés, galleries and shops. The elegantly furnished apartments allow guests to relax. The accommodations are housed in an attractive 19th-century building near Rosenthaler Platz and consist...

Hilton Berlin

Hilton Berlin

Offering luxurious rooms, an exclusive spa and 2 restaurants with stunning views of the German Cathedral, this centrally located Hilton Berlin is in the historic Gendarmenmarkt Square. Directly on the square is a beautiful terrace with seating.

Travel info about Berlin and Germany

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Interesting facts about Brandenburg Gate

Here are some interesting fact about this historic landmark:

  • The gate became symbol of unity for Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
  • Sculpture on top is representing chariot, Quadriga, ancient term for chariots with four horses.
  • Pillars and carvings are inspired by Ancient Greece architecture and art.

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