We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Pariser Platz

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030236078436
Website
Description:

Located just east of the Brandenburg Gate, this town square and its...

Located just east of the Brandenburg Gate, this town square and its beautiful garden serve as the gateway to old Berlin.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$16*
and up
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
More Info
$40*
and up
Berlin Private City Tour on Segway
More Info
$100*
and up
Berlin Third Reich Small-Group Walking Tour Including Topography of Terror

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 232 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Busy square with lots of history

This square houses one of Berlin's most famous landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate, so is also packed full of tourists and the like. Many of the walking tours start here also. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
helloimhatty
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 64: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
120 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square houses one of Berlin's most famous landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate, so is also packed full of tourists and the like. Many of the walking tours start here also. A great place to learn some of Berlin's history, or otherwise just people watch and soak up the atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank helloimhatty
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Level Contributor
299 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn’t’ realize this is called Pariser Platz when we were there. This is right next to Brandenburg Gate, on the former East Berlin side. It is called “Parisian Square” when Prussians defeated Napoleon. I am not sure why one will name the square after a country/place you just defeated though. The square is full of tourists, vendors, some buskers and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Family_from_NJ
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
1,772 reviews
1,438 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At the Brandenburg gate, you can hardly move - always is packed with tourists, vendors, acrobats, singers etc. Museums, eateries, the French Embassy, the historical Hotel Adlon are all here.

Helpful?
Thank 545medva
Tidworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A bubbling lively square that houses the Brandenburg gate. Full of Acrobats, street vendors, fountains and Madame Tussauds.

Helpful?
Thank 900antonyc
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
633 reviews
522 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This square is always busy. They do performances here. Horse carriages wait for tourists to take a ride. There are also many souvenirs available. Naturally the major attraction there is the famous Brandenburg Gate with the victor being pulled by 4 horses on the top of this monument. I was surrounded by tourists who did what I was doing: Taking... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robby G C
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
537 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This was our first stop in berlin at the brandenburg gate and the square it is in. It was bustling with visitors, locals and entertainers even on a monday lunchtime. There are some information boards with the history of the square which is interesting to read.

Helpful?
Thank Yorkie137
Letchworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
133 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Ultimately Pariser Platz is about the Brandenburg Gate. Here is where you'll see the views of the Brandenburg Gate and here is where tour companies start their tours.

Helpful?
Thank Martz4040
Egham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I realise a lot of buildings/areas in and around Berlin are currently under renovation, but this area was particularly bad. Hard to take a photo without a crane or digger in the background. A bit of a shame, almost feel like I have to come back to Berlin in a few years to see what it REALLY looks like!

Helpful?
Thank Ben-and-Yasmin
Kastoria, Greece
Level Contributor
255 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

well you cant miss it .cause it is right infront of the brandenburg gate and near to bundestag.from there starts the unten den lienen avenue and also after the gate starts thw way to victory column..in the epicenter of berlin.

Helpful?
Thank Michael A
UK
Level Contributor
164 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Pariser Platz is the large square situated at the western end of Unter den Linden, with the Brandenburg Gate located at the further point. The area was almost completely obliterated by the air raids during WW2 and was subsequently inaccessible whilst the Wall was standing, so it's amazing to see how beautifully the area has been restored. You'll also probably... More 

Helpful?
Thank SarahKnowsThisOne

Been to Pariser Platz? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pariser Platz staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
Explore this neighborhood