Pariser Platz is a square in Berlin to the east of the Brandenburg Gate. It was named after the city of Paris in 1814 to commemorate the overthrowing of Napoleon in Paris. During the Cold War, this square was just east of the border, and once the Berlin Wall went up, it became part of the border strip and was inaccessible to the public. Today Pariser Platz is a popular spot for tourists to gather to admire Brandenburg Gate. Visitors will often see horse drawn carriages in the square waiting to take tourists on a romantic ride.
The perimeter of the square is lined with several embassies, including the French Embassy and the US Embassy. You will also find several hotels, restaurants, cafes, and several other countries' embassies in this area. It is also occasionally a site for temporary art installations as well as public demonstrations. Nearby Pariser Platz you will find the Reichstag Building which is the seat of the German Parliament, Tiergarten Park and one of three Soviet War Memorials in Berlin.