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Address: Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030236078436

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.

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Major Square Leading To Brandenburg Gate

Our Princess Cruise Tour took us to this square and then we began our walk to several important locations. It is a major square and it is very busy. We did not see any public... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Richard S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the Brandemburg Gate's square. It's lively, good for people watching, and also a famous meeting point. Be ready to take a lot of pictures!

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this square were anywhere else, nobody would pay much attention to it. But I think that's an asset - you don't need an eye-catching square. You're here to see the Brandenburger Tor. Anything elaborate would just detract from the Tor, so I think this square is perfect. Aesthetically I also very much appreciate its clean lines and minimalist design.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our Princess Cruise Tour took us to this square and then we began our walk to several important locations. It is a major square and it is very busy. We did not see any public facilities anywhere so this is an issue. Because of the refugee problem and Isis threats in Germany we were concerned for safety but we did... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Neil K wrote everything I thought of :-) I just don't agree with his rating - place is nice but nothing spectacular there. Just average.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If your visiting the Brandenburg Gate you will inadvertably walk through this square. The main starting point of many of the tour guides and being by the Brandenburg Gate and major tourist destination. There is some interesting architectural building's here including the D Z bank building,Adlon Hotel ( i will stay there one day ) some nice café's and restaurants... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Almost completely destroyed during the war, only the gate was left standing. After the war it was part of the death zone so it was left is despair. Now it is a much nicer area with embassies and banks. All the buildings were designed to not take away from the Gate

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

A quite modern place, but doesn't have the vibe of e.g. AlexanderPlatz. Too modern, too clean, too well-organized, not much going on apart from throngs of tourists passing by...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

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.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

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 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

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.

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The centre 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 neighbourhood’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.
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