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Brandenburger Tor

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Recommended by 635 out of 689 cyclists

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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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  • Up de Fietse

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Turbo

    the wall path leads right past

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  • Steffi

    Early in the morning you have the Brandenburg Gate for yourself :)

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wildrocker 🌍

    The highlight in Berlin! Go through several times, just sit down in the gate somewhere and let the tourist bustle work on you. For some decades this was something out of the question!
    A very historical place!

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  • 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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  • MW aus LE

    The sandstone Brandenburg Gate is one of the largest and most beautiful creations of German classicism. It was built in the years 1788 to 1791 to designs by Carl Gotthard Langhans the Elder, which was strongly based on the Propylaea of the Athenian Acropolis. King Friedrich Wilhelm II had previously ordered the construction of the Brandenburg Gate, as he sought a worthy architectural completion of the boulevard Unter den Linden.

    In 1793 the designed by Johann Gottfried Schadow Quadriga was placed on the gate. The plastic was taken down three times over time. After the defeat of Prussia in 1806, Napoleon abducted the Quadriga to Paris. But with the victory of the alliance she could be brought back eight years later and placed at her old destination.
    Source: berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3560266-3558930-brandenburger-tor.html

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  • radelnder Reporter

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

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  • Enrico Peuschel

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

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  • Fred

    A nice tour across Berlin to Wannsee and back

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  • Svenster

    Definitely take it!

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  • Svenster

    Definitely take it!

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  • Elevation80 m