The Brandenburg Gate is a monument in Berlin, Germany. The 18th-century sandstone monument was built in a Neoclassical style on the orders of the Prussian King after the restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution. The gate took three years to build from 1788-91 and is built on the spot of a former gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to Brandenburg, hence the name. The site of the gate has been used for major historical events and is considered in present time to be a gateway of European peace and unity after it was part of the divide between west and east Berlin that has since opened.
The gate is situated a block away from the Reichstag Building. The monument is accessible by the U-Bahn with ‘Brandenburger-tor’ being the closest station and also it is accessible by the 100 and 200 bus lines.
Opening Times and Admission
The gate is in a public area so you can visit it at any time of the day and it is free to do so. Seasonal events such as New Year's celebrations are held at the gate.