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Pariser Platz

Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #106 of 463 Attractions in Berlin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Located just east of the Brandenburg Gate, this town square and its beautiful garden serve as the gateway to old Berlin.
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Fort Saskatchewan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This square is to the east of the gate and provides lots of opportunity to take pictures of the gate, of the square and of the Embassies and the Hotel Adlon that are around it. Nice atmosphere. Lots of people but also lots of room for them.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Pariser Platz is a square in the centre of Berlin, located at the end of the Unter den Linden, in front of the Brandenburger Tor, which was built in 1790. At that time the square was nameless and just called 'square'. But after Napoleon was defeated and Paris was captured in 1814, the square was renamed ' Pariser Platz', in... More

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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Pariser Platz is the perfect place to walk in if in Berlin.. It shows a lot of history.. and also a warm atmosphere, specific to the city... A must-go in Berlin for certain..

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Brandenburger Tor S & U-Bahn stations open directly onto Pariser Platz. During the day it is crowded with tourists trying to get the perfect shot of the Brandenburg Gate. There aren't enough places to sit and appreciate the square, it's more of a place to take a photo then move on. It sits at the head of Unter den Linden... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

beautiful, lively, active, and full of intersting things. From this square you can see everything from the parisian and american embassies, to the historical brandenburg tor built in the 1700's to the hotel adlon where michael jackson dangled his child over the balcony. The square is easily accessibly via public transportation and by foot and is surrounded byu stores, restaurants,... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pariser Platz was one of our favourite squares in Berlin. Easy S-Bahn access and very pretty. It is packed full of tourists taking photos of Brandenburg Gate and surrounding buildings. I found there was a lack of seating to sit down and take in the atmosphere, a few more should be added. When we were there, there was a giant... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you visit the Brandenburg Gate you almost cannot help but visit Pariser Platz. This beautiful square stood isolated behind the Berlin Wall, accessible from neither side though technically it was in the east. Now buildings have been restored or new ones built in the place of the old and it hums with life. It tends to be full of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

With all the buildings surrounding the Brandenburg Gate plus a lot of tourists, it can get claustrophobically crowded at times. Don't get me wrong, you must see it if you come to Berlin, but you'll only stay there for a little while and move on, cause there's not much to do/see.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

starting a site seeing Journey from here is actually a pretty good place to begin, it has the Brandenburger Tor there, all tours start from this point too, it has it busy moments, but it is also rich with history, with some information boards surroundimg the platz gives you a small idea as too what the importance of the Pariser... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Many negative reviews have been written about this location. And yes it can be full of tourists, but take a breather, sit down get a coffee and watch the world go by. Great for people watching.

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