Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)

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Key Info

Pariser Platz 7

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Free

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Sightseeing, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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Inspired by the Acropolis entrance in Athens, the Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) is one of the most-photographed sites in Berlin. Located in Pariser Platz, one of the city's most famous squares, the Brandenburg Gate was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II starting in 1788. 

Since then, it's been the backdrop of much of the city's history, including Napoleonic invasions and Nazi parades. During the Cold War, the structure sat in "no man's land" between East and West Berlin. Visitors to the monument say it's now a must-see symbol that represents Germany unity.  

Although it will only take a few moments to snap a picture of the gate, you might want to walk by the tourist information center and consider the vast history that has taken place at the Brandenburger Tor. For more information, visit Berlin's tourism website.

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