The Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), an enduring symbol of Germany, is located in the heart of the nation's capital city, Berlin. It is easily accessible from every part of metro Berlin.
The Brandenburg Gate, built in the late 1700s by King Frederick Wilhelm II of Prussia, stands today in central Berlin. It's one of the most widely recognizable structures in Europe.
Between the Tiergarten and Mitte
The gate is immediately east of the Tiergarten, a large park in Berlin, and is at the western edge of the district called Mitte, which is the city's central business district.
Unter den Linden
The gate marks the western point on the Unter den Linden (Under the Linden), a famed boulevard in Berlin that's shaded by linden trees. Unter den Linden runs east from the Brandenburg Gate through the Mitte district to the former location of the Berliner Stadtschloss (the imperial palace).
June 17th Street
June 17th Street runs west from the Brandenburg Gate through the Tiergarten, while the street Ebertstrasse runs south from the gate to the landmark Potsdamer Platz.
Pariser Platz is the public square next to the Brandenburg Gate, open only to pedestrians. A number of grand buildings, including the new U.S. Embassy, are located there.
The S-Bahn System
The nearest public transportation to the Brandenburg Gate is the underground Unter den Linden station at Pariser Platz, served by the S-Bahn system of trains using lines S1 or S2.
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