Tourist crowds jostle close together, take pictures, laugh and babble in all languages. All around the Brandenburg Gate there is always something going on. If that is too much and visitors need a rest, a surprising oasis can be found close by.
Observant visitors find the Room of Silence on the right side of the Brandenburg Gate. Here you can rest in the soothing simply decorated room and get to think about the historically significant place you just are at. The room is deliberately kept free from established religions or beliefs, which is why one finds no crosses or anything alike. The only decoration is an abstract woven rug, entitled "light that penetrates the darkness”. Even without religious tendencies the space is supposed to attract visitors to meditate.
The Room of Silence is visited by around 70,000 people annually.
Room of silence at Brandenburg GatePariser Platz 0
- Mar - Oct: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Nov & Feb: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Dec - Jan: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Entry: Free
- Parking: Difficult