Brandenburger Tor

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  • Radweg Deutsche Einheit

    The Brandenburg Gate can look back on a 200-year history. Until 1989 it was a symbol of the division of Berlin and Germany, today it is a national symbol of unity and thus one of the city's most famous landmarks. Wall, barbed wire, watchtowers: no other place clarified so much the division of Germany as the Brandenburg Gate. Right on the bike path. Sightseeing possible at any time.

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    • August 30, 2016

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    Actually, all of Berlin is a highlight.
    The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is located on the Pariser Platz in the Dorotheenstadt in the district Mitte. It was built by Carl Gotthard Langhans in the years 1788-1791 at the direction of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II and is a well-known landmark and national symbol, with which many important events in the history of Berlin, Germany, Europe and the world of the 20. Century are connected. The building is assigned to the early Classicist style.
    The Brandenburg Gate forms the conclusion of the boulevard Unter den Linden with the Pariser Platz. On the west side of the gate is the square of the 18th of March, on which begins the road of June 17, which crosses the Tiergarten.

    The Brandenburg Gate marked the border between East and West Berlin and thus the border between the states of the Warsaw Pact and NATO. It was a symbol of the Cold War until German reunification and became the symbol of the reunification of Germany and Europe after 1990.

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    • July 12, 2015

  • Up de Fietse

    On a bike ride to Berlin, a ride through the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of German unity, is a must. Especially if you have experienced the times when this was neither possible from the East nor from the West.

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    • September 13, 2017

  • Ducky

    For me, this place remains magical. As a former West Berliner I could never go as far as the Brandenburg Gate as a child. That's why this matter of course always remains something special for me.

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    • December 8, 2016

  • Up de Fietse

    As a symbol of German unity a must for all Berlin visitors. It is still a special experience to cycle through the Brandenburg Gate, especially if you know the conditions before 1989.

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    • September 20, 2017

  • Steffi

    Early in the morning you have the Brandenburg Gate to yourself. :)

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Wildrocker 🌍

    The highlight in Berlin! Drive through slowly and descend several times by bike and then simply sit down somewhere in the gate and let the hustle and bustle of the tourist act on you.
    For a few decades this was out of the question!
    A place steeped in history!

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    • April 2, 2019

  • Critical Mass

    The Critical Mass Berlin Sunday Tour - every first Sunday of the month at 2 pm at the Brandenburg Gate - criticalmass.berlin

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    • March 13, 2015

  • Turbo

    The wall path leads right past.

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    • July 8, 2017

  • Radwanderer

    The Brandenburg Gate is clearly on the list of must-have-seen-tourists-Tour-A. Also nice with the bike :)

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    • June 19, 2016

  • Betty

    If by bike, then best early in the morning. The light falls through the gate, no people and, above all, hardly any cars on the streets.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • radelnder Reporter

    Very high tourist density, practically a parallel world, which has nothing to do with Berlin, even if it passes as a landmark.

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    • August 14, 2019

  • rdf231

    It is the Brandenburg Gate, a Berlin landmark due to its special history. One of the places in Berlin where there are more tourists than Berliners during the day. Everyone who is in Berlin must have seen it, but that's not the only thing Berlin has to offer, our beautiful city offers so much more. Nevertheless, we can all be happy that it looks like this here, because about 30-40 years ago it looked very different here and nobody thought about going through or going through the gate, today it is normal. Even as a Berliner, you can drive through here, also has something, ideally probably early, when there aren't that many tourists.

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    • January 19, 2020

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    Symbol of the Berlin Wall, but also of German reunification in 1990

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    • March 27, 2020

  • Enrico

    German history ... Especially on a summer evening a very special mood.

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Shalimaro

    Highlight zum Festival of Lights.

    • October 15, 2019

  • Sanne Hitipeuw

    It was the end of my bikepacking trip from Amsterdam - Berlin. The feeling of ending under the Branderburger Tor was just amazing. :)

    • March 9, 2020

  • Hannah

    Highly recommended for the Light Festival in October!

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    • April 18, 2020

  • Thomas

    Great tour of Berlin Mitte, past the absolute highlights.

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    • September 6, 2019

  • Svenster

    Definitely take it!

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    • July 4, 2018

  • Fred

    A nice tour across Berlin to Wannsee and back

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    • September 9, 2018

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