• Brandenburger Tor
  • Brandenburger Tor
    Photo courtesy of 9/08 think that's the Brandenburg Gate at the end of the street
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Brandenburger Tor

Type: Architecture, Free Attractions, Historic Sites

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Best Attractions & Activities: The last of Berlin's surviving city gates is also one of its most photographed landmarks. And no wonder, for this splendid 12-columned triumphal arch linking the vast Tiergarten city park and the...  Read More
Historic Sites: Arguably the most well recognized landmark in Berlin, the Brandenburg gate is a deceivingly large sandstone structure (reflective of the Acropolis in Athens) built in 1791. Its original purpose was to...  Read More
Sightseeing: Built in 1791 as a customs collection post and recalling the design of the Acropolis's Propylaea, this formidable columned structure has served as an icon of both German factionalism and solidarity....  Read More

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Stop by the tourist office in the south wing for information or take a break from sightseeing in the meditation room in the north wing."

  • Historic Sites: "Go and visit the gates at dusk or night time for a magical effect. They are beautifully lit and look particularly grand- words can't describe the feeling as you exit up the U-Bahn steps and the gates come into view!"

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