It was first named Rondell after its circular shape by the Prussian King “Friedrich Wilhelm I.” who initially decreed its construction. This Place together with the Brandenburger Tor and the Potsdamer Platz formed the first triangle encompassing the old Berlin.

1815 Following the victory over Napoleon it was renamed the “Belle Aliance Platz” and rebuilt in the style of the Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
Its used to be one of the most important and most beautiful places in the City.


The History
The time plates
Belle Alliance
after 1945
The architects
Die Friedrichstrasse
Project history
The surroundings
The East
The West
The world oracle
The language of colour