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Pariser Platz (Paris Square), Berlin

Pariser Platz (Paris Square), Berlin (must see)

What once was the edge of Berlin is now the hive of activity. This grand square at the heart of the city is named after the French capital in commemoration of the victory over Napoleon and the ensued occupation of France by allied forces, including Prussian army, in 1814.

Laid between 1732 and 1735, Pariser Platz (Paris Square) was initially referred to simply as "the square", and was flanked with many notable edifices around the perimeter, including French and American Embassies, the Academy of Arts, and Aldon Hotel (once Berlin's finest), not to mention the magnificent Brandenburg Gate. Heavy artillery fire and bombing raids during WWII, left only the Brandenburg Gate standing. In a divided Germany, the square manifested a no-man's land between East and West, and is now being restored to its former glory by the municipal authorities of unified Berlin.

Pariser Platz is a popular meeting place and, without a doubt, the most important destination for the hordes of tourists who pack the square day and night. Many a walking tour start here and it is also spot where visitors can rent bikes or get on a horse cart to ride around the city. Surprisingly for such a tourist magnet, Pariser Platz does not offer much in terms of pubs, bars or restaurants – there's only a handful around. Still, if you're here for the love of the architecture, history and vibrancy, Pariser Platz won't disappoint, for sure.

Why You Should Visit:
The best point to get a good photo of the Brandenburg Gate and also the beginning of Unter den Linden Boulevard.

Tip:
Do yourself a favor: come early in the morning or late at night to have this beautiful square to yourself. Special architecture and pretty illumination. Take your private, undisturbed walk through the Brandenburg Gate at 11pm and enjoy.
In the morning, sneak into DZ Bank and get a glimpse at the fascinating architecture. Or visit the exhibitions in the Max-Liebermann-Haus right next to the gate, where paintings of the 1920s are displayed.
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Pariser Platz (Paris Square) on Map

Sight Name: Pariser Platz (Paris Square)
Sight Location: Berlin, Germany
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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