Brandenburg Gate

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One of Berlin's most recognizable and well-known landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate, represents the split of Germany into East and West during the Cold War, ultimately leading to national unification after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Its architectural style is also one of Germany's most impressive and historical examples of neoclassical architecture.

Brandenburg served as the city's principal entrance when Berlin was first built. Visitors visiting the city may go up the tower's viewing gate and take in the breathtaking views of Berlin.

Things to do at Brandenburg Gate:

  • Take some magnificent pictures:

It would be impossible to visit Berlin's Brandenburg Gate without taking some stunning photos to post on Instagram. Although tourists can visit this famous site anytime, sunsets and sunrises provide fantastic photo possibilities as the gate is lighted with various stunning colors. Those who want to shoot pictures throughout the day should do it from Pariser Platz, a stunning city square that will make for amazing shots.

  • Participate in local celebrations:

The Brandenburg Gate is a well-known landmark in Berlin and is frequently the subject of celebrations for nearly anything. Try to catch the New Year's Eve celebrations to ring in the new year in style. While there, take in the live music and other events on the city's streets. Visitors can also take in the breathtaking fireworks displays along the pathways during these celebrations. Spend time with the locals in Berlin while the German team competes against other teams during the FIFA World Cup or UEFA EURO.

  • Investigate the ruins of the Berlin Wall:

There are still pieces of the former Berlin Wall that was torn down, and the Brandenburg Gate represents the unity of East and West Germany. The remaining wall pieces are still accessible to visitors who want to see them. Of course, there are still markers indicating where the Wall once stood.

  • Enjoy filling meals at the best restaurants around:

Visit the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer to eat a delectable dinner prepared by cooks. This upscale restaurant promises the tastiest food and has stunning views of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. The eatery Wurst Am Brandenburg Tor is another well-known one.

Here, visitors can indulge in something German. Order a Berlin snack, which often consists of Currywurst, fries, and other popular sausages. Berlin is the capital of Germany, and the meal is typically served with tomato curry sauce. Wurst Am Brandenburg Tor is the ideal place to eat German food. 

  • Nearby Attractions: 

From the Brandenburg Gate, turn left and proceed around the corner, passing the Holocaust Memorial, to arrive at Potsdamer Platz. 

The Brandenburg Gate Museum, Madame Tussauds, and many other attractions are nearby. You can get to Alexanderplatz quickly by taking the 100 or 200 bus.

  • imageDuration Required
    45 minutes

Address of Brandenburg Gate

Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Opening & Closing time of Brandenburg Gate

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours