Originally a gate in Berlin’s City Wall; at the end of the Unter den Linden, a grand boulevard in Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is no doubt the city’s signature attraction. Built in 1791, the Brandenburg Gate is the only remaining city gate, of the many built to separate East and West Berlin. The gate now symbolizes a unified Berlin and is definitely a must-visit attraction when in the city. This monumental gate, designed by Carl Gotthard is based on the Propylaeum, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens. Made of sandstone, the gate is a good example of craftsmanship and architecture in Europe, during the 18th century.
Around 15 minutes to half an hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, children, families
The monumental gate that symbolizes unity between East and West Berlin
Muslim tourists visiting the Brandenburg Gate will not find prayer facilities at the gate, but they will be able to locate prayer facilities in the city of Berlin. Home to a sizeable Muslim population, Berlin is known to house over 70 mosques frequented by its locals and visitors alike. Muslim tourists could therefore ask the locals to direct them to a mosque nearby.
There are no food establishments at the Brandenburg Gate; Muslim tourists will however not find it difficult to locate Halal food outlets, as the city has quite a number of Halal restaurants. These restaurants serve cuisines ranging from Turkish and Lebanese to Moroccan and Indian. Muslim tourists could also make inquiries at the mosque, regarding the location of nearby Halal restaurants.