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Visit the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin

The Potsdamer Platz in Berlin is for Berliners and tourists alike always a special Experience.

It invites you to stroll and shop and has a lot to offer. Since the 1920s, the Potsdamer Platz has been a bustling business district with large luxury hotels and many department stores.

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The Potsdamer Platz in Berlin

Location & Sights nearby

Potsdamer Platz is located in the Tiergarten district, in the Mitte district of Berlin. A central point in Berlin from which you can start in many directions of the city. On the square and in the immediate vicinity are a lot of sights. At the end of this article you will find our recommendations.
You can also reach the Holocaust Memorial, the State Library, the Picture Gallery and the Brandenburg Gate on foot.

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Brief history Potsdamer Platz

After the Second World War, the area was almost destroyed, and divided by the Berlin Wall (with video) in 1961. As a city fallow between East and West, Potsdamer Platz spent more than 40 years in deep sleep. If you look down there today, a metal strip embedded in the concrete reminds you of the pathway of the Wall. After reunification, the opportunity arose to rebuild the former center of the metropolis. The Potsdamer Platz was actually designed as a whole new district by architects. The concept of the "European city" deliberately decided against dense high-rise buildings. In just five years, Europe's largest construction site has created a new, urban center out of nowhere, which Berliners today call the "New Center of Berlin.”

Activities on Potsdamer Platz

Today it is a hub for numerous entertainment venues. The "district center" is the Marlene-Dietrich-Platz, dominated by the double structure of the casino and the musical theater with its large roof. The Potsdamer Platz in Berlin is adjoined by the octagonal Leipziger Platz with the elegant Mall of Berlin, the Dalí Museum and the German Spy Museum. On the southern side of Potsdamer Platz lies the Kulturforum. Here you will find, among others, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gemäldegalerie and the Musikinstrumenten Museum. The Museum of Film and Television at the Sony Center (with video) offers an exciting tour of German film and television history. By the way, you can admire the current movie stars in one of the four nearby cinemas, the Cinemaxx, Cinestar, the IMAX and the Arthouse-Kino Arsenal at Potsdamer Platz. The Sony Center with its imposing forum, is now heavily frequented by visitors and is one of the main shopping addresses in the city, together with the Potsdamer Platz Arcades. If you stroll across the square you can hardly imagine that for 40 years, there was absolutely nothing. We suggest you take a ride on the fastest elevator in Europe to the panoramic platform and enjoy the great view!

The Potsdamer Platz is one of Berlin's top 10 attractions.

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Potsdamer Platz

Address: Potsdamer Platz 1, 10785 Berlin
Public transport: S + U Potsdamer Platz (S1, S2, S25, U2) Bus: Potsdamer Platz (M41, M48 M85, 200, N2.)


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Visit the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.

The Gemäldegalerie includes one of the most important collections of European painting from the 13th to the 18th century worldwide. Admire the countless masterpieces of numerous famous artists and take a look at the paintings of Dürer, Raffael and Rubens.

from € 10   to offer 


With this ticket, you walk past the queue at the panoramic point.

Skip the line to Panoramapunkt and admire the best views of Berlin and the TV Tower from a height of 100 meters. Ride the fastest elevator in Europe to the 24th floor. Enjoy Panoramacafé and an open-air exhibit on the history of Potsdamer Platz.

from € 11,50   to offer 


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