thirteen things to Keep in Mind When Visiting the brandenburg gate

Best time to visit

During the peak summer months of April to October, reaching Brandenburg Gate before 10 am is best.  If you don’t mind the crowd, any time of the day is an excellent time to visit.

At night

If you want to avoid the massive crowd it witnesses during the day, visiting Brandenburg Gate at night is better. This city icon is illuminated with yellow floodlights at sundown.


The Brandenburg Gate is often a focal point for major events and celebrations. Check the local event calendar to see if any special events occur during your visit.

Wear comfortable shoes

Exploring Brandenburg Gate requires a lot of walking. So wear comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather at the time of year you’re visiting Berlin.

Restaurant & Bar

Several restaurants and cafes around the Brandenburg Gate offer various foods and drinks. After all the walking, consider taking a break to recharge yourself.

Bring a camera

The Brandenburg Gate is an iconic photo spot; visitors get brilliant photographs during sunset. So remember to bring a camera or smartphone to capture the moment.


There is no entrance fee for Brandenburg Gate. It is free for all visitors. However, there are many guided tours, including a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

Walking Tour

This is a two-hour tour to discover Berlin’s unique story, starting from Brandenburg Gate and including a long, long stretch of the Berlin Wall.

Bus Tour

This bus tour is a convenient way to explore Berlin’s 22 top sights, including Brandenburg Gate, in about two hours.

Glass Dome

During this 90 minutes private tour, you discover the highlights of Berlin’s parliamentary quarter and then go up to the glass dome roof for panoramic views.

Game Tour

This experience perfectly combines an audio-guided tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.