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Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour
"Start your 4-hour walking tour in either East Berlin or West Berlin. Your guide will begin with an overview of how Berlin was founded and will continue explaining the long complex and fascinating history of Germany’s capital city throughout your tour. Stroll down the Unter den Linden boulevard linking the Stadtschloss royal palace to Pariser Platz and Brandenburg Gate. As Berlin grew and expanded to the west Unter den Linden became the grandest and best-known street in the city by the 19th century.Visit Museum Island the Neue Wache memorial and the Berlin State Library where Albert Einstein once worked
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Berlin Private City Tour on Segway
"Your 1 1.5 or 2 hour Berlin city tour (depending on tour option selected) will start in Berlin Mitte one of Berlin's most popular neighborhoods and located in the heart of Berlin. Before cruising through Berlin on a Segway though you will get trained on how to use the scooter. Your official tour begins afterwards.Your guided small-group Berlin city tour will take you to Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz Reichstag Building Holocaust Memorial Tiergarten as well as Potsdamer Platz. You will conveniently glide past these sights while on your Segway
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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate
"Take a step back in history and visit some of the original sites of World War II. After meeting your guide at a predetermined location you'll stop by the Reichstag a historical building constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. The Reichstag fire of 1933 gave the Nazis pretext to blame the communists and seize power; in 1945 it was bombed by soviets during the Battle of Berlin.Afterward make your way toward the Brandenburg Gate; once the symbol of division during the Cold War it now epitomizes German reunification. Along the way you'll see the beautiful Pariser Platz one of the city's main focal point.Continuing
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Pariser Platz

Pariser Platz stands at the eastern end of Unter den Linden next to the Brandenburg Gate. It was laid out between 1732 and 1734 in what was a Baroque expansion of the city. It received its present name with the Prussian capture of Paris in 1814. By 1850 the area was surrounded by classically styled buildings and the area remained the same until WW2 when the area was badly damaged by bombing with only a few buildings and the Brandenburg Gate remaining standing. With the end of WW2 most of the buildings including the Hotel Adlon were demolished. With the border between east & west Berlin being close by the area became part of no man's land with guard towers. Since reunification the area and the buildings have been restored to its former glory but with a modern interior makeover. Pariser Platz is a pedestrian area and is a focal point for tourists and a meeting place.

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alancollins
May 17, 2012

Pariser Platz

Pariser Platz is a lovely square, framed by embassies and banks. It is located at the end of Unter den Linden and is home to the famous Brandenburg Gate.

Some of the elegant buildings around the square include the French Embassy, open in 2001 on the site of the former embassy that was demolished in the war, and the American Embassy, whose completion was delayed for several years due to the USA's security requirements - they had wanted a historical street moved as it was too close, they have since conceded.

Also you can check out the Hotel Adlon. Completed in 1997, it is an exact replica of the original hotel (on the outside anyway) that was destroyed in World War II. It has housed many a famous person over the years, including Charlie Chaplin & Greta Garbo, and its rooms have excellent views over the Brandenburg Gate. The Hotel Adlon was reputed to be the best hotel in the world in the early 20th century.

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sue_stone
Apr 04, 2011

Pariser Platz

The Pariser Platz is the square on the eastern (Unter den Linden) side of the Brandenburg Gate. During the division of Berlin it was on the East Berlin side of the sector border, and between 1961 and 1989 lay between the inner and outer sections of the Berlin wall and was inaccessible to Berliners and visitors. The square's surrounding buildings were heavily damaged during World War 2 and virtually all except the Brandenburg Gate were subsequently demolished. Since the reunification of Berlin, Pariser Platz has gradually been restored to its former grandeur as one of Berlin's central plazas, and is now almost complete, with the last remaining building - the new US Embassy - nearing completion

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mallyak
Dec 08, 2010

Pariser Platz

During a time was an empty site in the shadow of the wall. Pariser Platz has returned to the great reception hall of the city, as in its days of glory in the nineteenth century. Some of the world's best architects have left their mark on the new Pariser Platz, surrounded by buildings and embassies, such as the French, English and American

Durante una época fue un solar vacio a la sombra del muro, Pariser Platz ha vuelto a ser el gran salon de recepciones de la ciudad, igual que en sus días del gloria en el siglo XIX. Algunos de los mejores arquitectos del mundo han dejado su huella en la nueva Pariser Platz, rodeada de edificios de bancos y embajadas como la francesa, inglesa y americana

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Jul 06, 2009
 
 
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Pariser Platz: See the Berliners, and Tourists Too

Coming from Tiergarten and entering Brandenburg Gate, you enter a very different urban space. This is Pariser Platz, which was one of the epicenters of Berlin before World War II: A spacious square surrounded by the American and French embassies, the elegant Adlon Hotel and the Academy of Arts. These impressive buildings were bombed and destroyed during World War II, and until the reunification of Berlin they lay in ruins and the Pariser Platz was a borderzone between East and West.

Several famous persons lived here, among them: Giacomo Meyerbeer, the 19th century composer; Max Liebermann, the Jewish-Berliner painter; and then also... Albert Speer, the Nazi minister. One of many Berlin contrasts and paradoxes.

Now the embassies, the hotel and the academy of arts have been rebuilt, and the square has become the heart of Berlin once more.
This is a very lively place: street artists doing a breakdance performance side by side with demonstrators holding banners; and tourists, lots of them, taking pictures, getting the feel of the square, admiring the famous buildings while the tour guides compete with all the other voices and sounds of Pariser Platz.

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iblatt
Jan 27, 2009

Pariser Platz

a nice little square in front of the brandenburger tor where you can chill, watch people walk by and see endless photos being taken. A tourist office is next to the Tor where you can get more info.

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Designerartgirl
Nov 03, 2014

Pariser Platz

Pariser Platz is the area between the Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden. After Prussian troops marched into Berlin in 1814 it was named Paris Square to mark this triumph.

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Things to Do Near Pariser Platz

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Madame Tussauds

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Holocaust Memorial

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Reichstag

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Unter den Linden

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Bebelplatz

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Brandenburger Tor

There's not too much I can add to such a written about feature than what everyone else has covered. I think it is definitely best to visit in the morning. The problem is that if you visit in the...
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