Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Germany. It is in fact a monument from the 18th century and is preserved well. This iconic spot is located at Pariser Platz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany. Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is built based on neoclassical architecture. This military monument which has been built on the orders of Frederick William II, a Prussian King, represents German peace and unity after the end of cold war. It also represents the reunification of East and West Germany in the year 1990.
Major sights at Brandenburg Gate:
The room of silence aka Raum der Stille situated at the north wing can provide you a place to rest for sometime. You can also find the restored American Embassy and Academy of Arts aka Akademie der Künste on the other side of the gate
People typically spend 2-3 hours here.
If you are planning to visit Germany, Brandenburg Gate is a must-visit place, as it is such a beautiful place. You also have an information center inside the premises, where you can get the history of the Gate in 19th and early 20th centuries, during cold war and post 1989. After Nazis came into power, the gate was used as a party symbol. The gate survived World War II with damages.
A private renovation was done on the gate in 2000 Dec, which costed six million dollars. The gate is now one of the largest public areas in Berlin and it can occupy millions of people for a stage show or a party. German National football team’s victory rally after winning 2014 Football World Cup, in front of the gate was one of the recent biggest celebrations held at the Gate.
Recommendation is to visit the place in the evening as it is majestic to see during the sunset.
How to reach:
Berlin’s Brangenburg Gate is located at Pariser Platz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
Train (S-Bahn): S+U Brandenburger Tor S1, S2, S25, S26
Underground: S+U Brandenburger Tor U55
Bus: Berlin, Reichstag/Bundestag – 100. S+U Brandenburger Tor – 100, TXL. Berlin, Behrenstr./Wilhelmstr. – 200, N2.