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  • Address: Am Pariser Platz, Berlin 10117, Germany
  • Admission: Free

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Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) Tours

The grand gateway to Unter den Linden Boulevard and Tiergarten Park, the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) is one of Berlin’s most recognizable landmarks. Built by Prussian kings, this monumental gate stood strong through World War I and the Cold War, becoming a symbol of reunified Germany and a poignant reminder of Berlin’s tragedies and triumphs. 

The Basics
No Berlin tour is complete without a glimpse of the Brandenburg Gate. Whether you choose to explore Berlin on a walking tour, on a bike tour, by Segway, or in a Trabant vintage car, you’ll surely stop to snap a photo by this iconic landmark. There are tours to suit all preferences—small-group and private tours that offer a more personalized experience; Berlin Wall and Third Reich tours that offer a greater insight into Berlin’s history; and hop-on hop-off bus tours for those who want to discover Berlin at their own pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The tourist information center at the Brandenburg Gate has free Wi-Fi.
  • The Brandenburg Gate and many surrounding attractions are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
The Brandenburg Gate is located on the historic square of Pariser Platz in West Berlin, at the western end of Unter den Linden Boulevard and bordering the eastern entrance to Tiergarten Park. The closest subway station is Brandenburger Tor. Monuments such as the Holocaust Memorial and the Reichstag building are within easy walking distance.

When to Get There
As one of the most popular Berlin attractions, the Brandenburg Gate is often surrounded by crowds, especially during the busy months of July and August. Visit after dark to see the monument lit up by dramatic spotlights, or stop by in the early morning to avoid the crush of tourists or grab a rare photograph of the gate without crowds. The Brandenburg Gate is also an important part of annual events such as the October Berlin Lights Festival, Berlin’s holiday illuminations, and the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. 

The Historic Importance of the Brandenburg Gate
Built in 1791 in a neoclassical style, the Brandenburg Gate is the last of Berlin’s original city gates. Originally commissioned by Prussian King Frederick William II, the monument took center stage years later during the Cold War, when it was located in an exclusion zone on the Soviet side and inaccessible to residents of both East and West Berlin. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was heralded as a symbol of unified Berlin, with huge crowds gathering to celebrate its monumental reopening. 

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Private Custom Berlin Sightseeing Tour in a Minivan: East and West Berlin, Berlin, null
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Private Custom Berlin Sightseeing Tour in a Minivan: East and West Berlin

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Enjoy a flexible sightseeing tour that includes all the main sights in the German capital. A minivan will be available all day and the tour will be customized ...  Read more

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Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car, Berlin, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car

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Enjoy a 3-hour city tour of Berlin with a private driver/guide who will pick you up from your hotel. See all the major highlights of the city and learn about ...  Read more

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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History, Berlin, City Tours
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

Enjoy a 4-hour private walking tour in Berlin and discover the German capital with a personal guide. Since its founding in the 13th century, Berlin has been ...  Read more

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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide

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Discover Berlin’s history on this 4-hour tour with your own private driver and guide. See Berlin’s historic center, walk through the Brandenburg Gate, see the ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour, Berlin, Private Transfers
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Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour

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Discover Berlin on a bike in a 3.5-hour tour and get to know the city's highlights. Your knowledgeable bike guide will make sure you will have an unforgettable ...  Read more

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Guided 2-Hour Berlin City Tour in a Self-Drive Mini HotRod Vehicle, Berlin, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Guided 2-Hour Berlin City Tour in a Self-Drive Mini HotRod Vehicle

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If you are looking for a fun way to see the great city of Berlin, driving a mini HotRod vehicle is an absolute blast. Enjoy one of the most exciting and fun ...  Read more

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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate, Berlin, City Tours
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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate

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Private Half-Day Berlin Sightseeing Tour with a Minivan Including Short City Walks, Berlin, ... 
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Private Half-Day Berlin Sightseeing Tour with a Minivan Including Short City Walks

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On this comprehensive sightseeing tour you will see all highlights of the German capital. Enjoy a 3-hours tour with private guide and driver in a minivan and ...  Read more

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Private Half-Day Third Reich Historical Walking Tour in Berlin, Berlin, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Half-Day Third Reich Historical Walking Tour in Berlin

Start your private half-day historical Third Reich walking tour at Berlin's Reichstag and see the most important places of the Third Reich in the city center. ...  Read more

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Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Historical Bike Tour in Berlin

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Be prepared to experience this unique all-in-one, bike tour. Spend about 3.5-hours exploring Berlin's history, and the Prussian Monarchy with your ...  Read more

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