The Brandenburg Gate is among the most impressive and visited landmarks in Berlin, representing more than 200 years of German history. Once a symbol of a divided Germany the Brandenburg Gate became a national icon of German re-unification when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.
Attractions near Brandenburg Gate
This early neo-classical building, which stands next to the Reichstag, was built by Carl Gotthard Langhans, the Elder. His goal was to complete the Unter den Linden Boulevard with a royal architectural building. Located nearby Brandenburg Gate, visitors will find Checkpoint Charlie, the famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. The control barrack’s replica is open to the public. An open-air exhibition located on this historical ground takes visitors on a journey back to the times of the Cold War. The exhibition tells about the large number of both failed and successful escape attempts from the west to East Berlin and about the many stories connected to the Berlin Wall.
Enjoy Berlin International Cuisine after visiting Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate is located close to Berlin Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Market, just a short walk from Brandenburg Gate along the famous Unter den Linden Boulevard. Here you will find a broad range of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Do not miss out on city specialities such as the Döner Kebab or a traditional currywurst on your trip to Berlin. The German Currywurst Museum is also worth a visit and is not just for sausage lovers.
Friends of fine cuisine will not be disappointed when visiting Berlin. Recommended restaurants include Käfer, located at Reichstag, and Margaux in the vicinity of Brandenburg Gate. Haute Cuisine is offered at Reinstoff, Edison Höfe or Weinbar Rutz. A more adventurous restaurant is the dining in the dark Unsicht Bar, close to Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. HEat Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel, in the historic centre of Berlin surprises guests with international food and an open show kitchen. Guests can also sit back and relax at the Atrium Bar while viewing the world’s largest cylindrical aquariums.
Accommodation near Brandenburg Gate
When choosing accommodation in Berlin, consider the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin for easy access to the city centre Berlin sights and good public transportation connections. The hotel offers guests an exclusive restaurant, bar as well as a 450 m² wellness area with pool, sauna and a gym.