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Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

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An ever-expanding shopping and commercial area, Potsdamer Platz was once trapped in the no-man's-land dividing East and West Germany. At one of the busiest traffic intersections on the continent, the square now attracts visitors with its ultra-modern glass and steel architecture. This spot marks the point where the old road from Potsdam once passed through the city wall of Berlin. Almost totally destroyed during World War II, the square became the largest European building site in the 1990s. Near the square, you can explore a cluster of cultural buildings filled with museums, theaters, and art galleries. Our Berlin trip itinerary planner makes visiting Potsdamer Platz and other Berlin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Stand with your feet either side of the location of The Berlin Wall - marvel at the changes that have been accomplished.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We found to pass by here by mistake, looking for food, and ever more fortuitous! The square is broad and suggestive with these buildings soaring on the big intersection, and nearby there are restaurants and clubs for any budget, not to mention the large chains like starbucks. Not to mention the huge shopping mall and the piece of wall covered in chewing gum.
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  • August 18, 2017
    To visit especially at night because of the beauty of the lights that characterize it. Very beautiful skyscrapers and towers that rise over the square. do not miss the ascent by lift the Panoramapunkt.
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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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