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Platz der Republik, Berlin

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  • The Platz der Republik is a large lawn in front of the Bundestag, the site itself is not an attractive, but the buildings in your surroundings
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  • Visited on Monday 2nd October. We were on a guided tour and visited here to admire the buildings that surround this area. Some of Berlin's most important buildings are situated here. Not to be missed.  more »
  • This place Gros-fast and worth seeing is he facing Reichstag dome and the Reichstag.
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  • Platz der Republik (German: [ˈplats deːɐ̯ ʁepuˈbliːk], Republic Square) is a square in Berlin, Germany. It is located in the Tiergarten (borough Mitte), directly in front (west) of the Reichstag building. The square has an area of about 36,900 square meters and is almost completely covered by grass but is decorated with some hedges and a few trees. Before 1926 and between 1933 and 1948 it was called Königsplatz (German: [ˈkøːnɪçsˌplats], King's Square). The Victory Column stood here before it was moved to its present location in 1939. Eastern portion of the Königsplatz with the Palais Raczynski. Photographed from the Victory Column, about 1880 The square was created in about 1735 and was used under King Frederick William I as parade-ground, a sandy field then known as "Exerzierplatz vor dem Brandenburger Tor". In 1844 the Kroll Opera Housewas built on its west end, and in 1867 it was turned into a city square named "Königsplatz". In 1873 the Victory Column was erected in the center of the square, at the end of the newly created Siegesallee boulevard. At the east end of the square stood the Palais of the Prussian count Atanazy Raczyński, before the Reichstag building was built there from 1884 to 1894. During the Weimar Republic, the square was named "Platz der Republik" to commemorate the abolition of the monarchy. When the Nazis took power in 1933, the square was renamed "Königsplatz". As part of a grandiose plan to create a "Welthauptstadt Germania", the Victory Column was enlarged and moved to its present location in 1939. World War IIended in 1945 and in 1948 the square returned to the name "Platz der Republik". The Kroll Opera, severely damaged in the war, was finally demolished in 1951. The Berlin Wall ran past the back side of the Reichstag. The square, now a large lawn, was thus far away from traffic and was used as a recreational area for weekend barbecues etc. After German reunification in 1990 the square regained its position of central importance in Berlin. A large German flag was raised on the square in the night from 2 to 3 October 1990. In 1991 the German Bundestag decided that Berlin would again be the seat of government and parliament. The renovation of the Reichstag building was completed in 1999
  • The views are amazing, there was like metal barrier and it ruins the pictures, but everything is just beautiful
  • Not only de plaz der replublik we enjoyed our visit to Berlin was in total a success. A place with history, culture, art, a good meal all easy to find.
  • Nice to hang out in the spring or summer.
  • What an amazing space to chill after a long day on the train. Just a short walk from the Hauptbanoff, you can bring a lunch and soak in all the history and enjoy the crowds of people visiting one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks. It’s a great space.
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