Pariser Platz is a square in the historic center of Berlin, Germany, situated by the Brandenburg Gate at the end of the Unter den Linden. The square is named after the French capital of Paris to commemorate the anti-Napoleon Allies' victory at the Battle of Paris (1814), and is one of the main focal points of the city.
Pariser Platz is the square immediately behind the Brandenburg Gate when approaching the historic heart of Berlin from the zoological garden in the west. The Neoclassical Brandenburg Gate was completed in the early 1790s by Carl Gotthard Langhans. Until 1814, the square was known simply as Quarrel or Direct (the Square). In March 1814, after Prussian troops along with the other Allies captured Paris after the overthrow of Napoleon, it was renamed Pariser Platz to mark this triumph.
Fit Individuals | May 9, 2018
Very touristic place. Great time under the monumental gate.
Comrade Joe Stalin the Politically Incorrect Troll | Mar 16, 2018
What happened here? 80 years ago this place looked much better!
Idorenyin Essien | May 5, 2018
The view from the hotel room was beautiful..
Philp Danaher | Mar 11, 2018
Great place great time spent with ones you love.
K Frimps | Apr 21, 2018
A very touristic place in Berlin. Don't miss it.
Reza Rahmat | May 19, 2018
It's one of the must go places in Berlin. Love the place.
Wayne Yake | May 25, 2018
Multiple embassies nearby..motorcade delivering guests to hotel
Raman Krishnan | May 20, 2018
The Brandenburg Tor (gate) is a tourist magnet. Check Point Charlie is nearby as are many other historical places
Alexander Ekdahl | Jun 12, 2018
Nice square in general. But the best thing is the nice hotel located at one side of the road. Serving great food.
Merwin K. | Jun 29, 2018
Very touristic place, but nice.
Sendhilkumar Alalasundaram | Aug 13, 2018
A historic location that symbolises German support to France during the Prussian invasion of Paris. Hence, the French embassy is located here. This place is always abuzz with tourists and is very close to other tourist sights like the Parliament building!
Mackie McIntosh | Aug 11, 2018
Berlin is a fascinating city, and Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate cannot be missed. Start here and work your way to museum island then the TV tower. Save a day for the Berlin Wall as well.
BradJill Travels | Aug 6, 2018
We recently visited Berlin and enjoyed a couple visits to Pariser Platz where you find the landmark Brandenburg Gate. Pariser Platz was also a focal point of the East and West Berlin divide and an important location where the infamous Berlin Wall separated the city in two during the Cold War era. Unfortunately, the Gate and much of Pariser Platz suffered heavy damage during WWII and had to be reconstructed during the later half of the 20th century. These days, the square is quite attractive, with a fully refurbished Brandenburg Gate and other notable buildings such as Hotel Adlon. During our December visit, we enjoyed the large Christmas tree posted in the centre of Pariser Platz. This provided a nice subject matter to include in photos of Brandenburg Gate both during the day and night. In the end, its worth passing by or through Pariser Platz even if just to see Brandenburg Gate. Check out the other buildings on the square and, if helpful, the Tourist Information Centre to the left side of the Gate when facing west. Then continue onwards with your intended sightseeing around Berlin.
Joe Nirenberg | Aug 16, 2018
Beautiful square with a lot of historical significance. Great experience.
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