The Brandenburg Gate is the last surviving Berlin city gate and is a important symbol for the city of Berlin. It also holds one of the top spots for most visited and photographed attractions in Berlin.
Built in the 1790s, it has quite the storied history. While taking over Berlin, Napoleon made a point to ride his horse through it in the early 1800’s. The structure miraculously survived World War II albeit with significant damage from bullets and shrapnel from nearby explosions. Today, the gate stands not only as a monument to unity and peace but also to the tumultuous history of Europe.
The Brandenburg Gate is a must see destination for any visitor to Berlin. Pariser Platz can get crowded during the day and we recommend arriving early to beat the crowds, especially during the Summer travel season.
Address: Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin
How to get there
While the U55 U-Bahn station goes to the gate, it does not appear on Google Maps. The station is located on Unter den Linden across from the Adlon hotel. We recommend arriving at the Hauptbahnhof via your preferred method, then walking to the gate. Along the way, visitors will pass the Reichtag and the German Chancellory.
S-Bahn: S1, S2, S5 or Hauptbahnhof (15-20 minute walk)
U-Bahn: U55 (Currently a three-stop line between Hauptbahnhof and Brandenburg Gate)
Bus: Many, see map.