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Brandenburg Gate - Things to Know Before Visiting

Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany


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About Brandenburg Gate

One of the most iconic monuments of Germany. Built on a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel, which used to be capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg- a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire that played a pivotal role in the history of Germany and Central Europe. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events.

Attractions Near Brandenburg Gate

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe0.27km from Brandenburg Gate

Also known as the Holocaust Memorial, it is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Consists of a 19,000-square-metre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.

Reichstag Building
Reichstag Building0.28km from Brandenburg Gate

The meeting place of the German parliament. It was opened in 1894 and housed the parliment of German Empire until 1933, when it was severely damaged after being set on fire. The ruined building was partially refurbished in the 1960s, but a full restoration was made after German reunification on 3 October 1990. the restoration was completed in 1999.

Martin-Gropius-Bau1.07km from Brandenburg Gate

One of Germany's most beautiful historic exhibition buildings. Opened in 1881, the exhibition rooms surround an atrium decorated with mosaics and coats of arms of German states by the sculptor Otto Lessing. The museum is well known for it's selection of the exhibitions it displays.

Gemäldegalerie1.13km from Brandenburg Gate

Museum where the main selection of paintings belonging to the Berlin State Museums is displayed. It holds one of the world's leading collections of European paintings from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

Topography of Terror
Topography of Terror1.14km from Brandenburg Gate

Located on the site where the principal instruments of Nazi persecution and terror were occured between 1933 and 1945: the headquarters of the Gestapo, the high command and security service of the SS, and from 1939 the Reich Security Main Office. The museum shed lights about these institutions and the crimes that were organised there. Photographs and documents illustrate the history from the time the Nazis took power until the end of the war.

Neue Wache
Neue Wache1.22km from Brandenburg Gate

A memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship. The sculpture in the memorial is an enlarged version of Käthe Kollwitz's "Mother with her Dead Son". The sculpture is directly placed under the oculus, and so is exposed to the rain, snow, and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolizing the suffering of civilians during World War II.

Where is Brandenburg Gate

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Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and sciences, and its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.

What Visitors Say About Brandenburg Gate

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Nithin Mathew
Nithin Mathew
The iconic monument of Berlin and Germany. The gate was often a site for major historical events.

The place and the area surrounding it are very crowded, it is also place for conducting protests/ events etc.. When we were there there was a "hare Krishna" event going on there. It was good to see the iconic monument that I have seen many times in print materials.