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Potsdamer Platz
Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz

59 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Plaza
Ranked #9 in Berlin things to do
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Potsdamer Platz, 10785 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0)30 25 0025
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Potsdamer Platz is a large public square in Berlin. It is a major transportation hub for the city and the busiest traffic intersection in all of Europe. The square is surrounded by innovative ... Read more
buildings built in diverse architectural styles, turning an everyday intersection into a work of metropolitan art. Located very close to major Berlin sites like the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz is commonly packed with tourists and business people who work in the surrounding buildings.

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Padua

Postdamer platz is one of the hearths of Berlin. Nothing special even though the central position

Recommended for:Family Travellers
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Santa Monica

So much to see and do! The weird architectural styles here are certainly worth a visit, along with grabbing some classic, very traditional German food at a few of the pubs around the platz. The tiny wedge-building is said to have the fastest elevator in either Germany or all of the EU, I haven't googled this to verify however.
Tons of window shopping to do here and people watching, worth a stop.

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Fancy train station, a portion of the Berlin Wall, very close to Sony Center. Small Christmas fair during Christmas season. Definitely worth visiting.

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New Delhi

I dont come here unless I have to which is usually for transport purposes. This isn't the part of Berlin most people come to see

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United States

Festival of Lights is a big feature in the Potsdamer Platz area where buildings and trees are lit up with colorful lights to celebrate the welcoming of fall.

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Calgary

This historic square next to the Berlin Wall lay vacant during the Cold War but now features housing, businesses, restaurants and shops making it a lively area for tourists.

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Pittsford

This is a very historic area and should be on your radar for visiting. It was totally destroyed in WWII and rebuilt with some controversy. The Sony Plaza is here.

Recommended for:Budget Travellers
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Hong Kong

For some people including me, it's just like most buildings in big cities, new and fancy, but not so interesting if you are traveling. There is a casino, which could be a good place to have fun if you want to play poker or something.

Recommended for:Luxury Travellers
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Reading

I first visited this place in 1989 before the wall came down and it is now completely unrecognisable from the Cold War days

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Miravet

The epicentre of Berlin's new-found confidence as the re-christened capital post re-unification. If you like monoliths to corporate dinosaurs then you'll fit right in. Personally, this isn't part of the Berlin I know and love but it's an interesting note in the margin of its history, nevertheless.

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London

Potsdamer Platz is the recently (00s) rebuilt plaza of shopping, entertainment and offices. It sat - for more than 40 years - in the 'no man's land' of the Berlin Wall. When you visit, it's remarkable to think that 20 years ago it was a wasteland.

There is loads to see here: the Kulturforum, Panoramapunkt (for a view of the city), the Sony Centre with its impressive dome roof, the Film Museum, cinemas, restaurants and cafes, there is also a shopping centre with a fantastic ice cream cafe (Caffé e Gelato). History fans won't be disappointed either - at Potsdamer Platz you'll also find a few segments of the wall, which stand on the exact place of the original wall (bricks in the ground mark the path of the wall), and the two remaining pieces of Potsdamer Platz, which stood in no man's land all those years: Weinhaus Huth (part of the Daimler Complex), and the remaining pieces of the Hotel Esplanade, which now form part of the SonyCentre.

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A glance of "New York" (even though i haven't been in US) in the center of Berlin. Full of skyscrypers and modern buildings makes it special compared to the other platz's.

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Seattle

Rather touristy and expensive, its still pretty close to the gallery block along with the fabulous Neue Nationalgalerie. Make sure to check out the Sony Center right across the street from the U-Bahn stop...the have an intense lit-up pavillion, a film museum, and lot of bars/restaurants.

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Here you'll find another piece of the wall, the Sony Center, the Film museum, some restaurants, movie theathers, and trains to all over city and beyond it. Very central to attractions.

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Braunschweig

Potsdamer Platz is a must see for tourists, but not a place to eat and drink. if you decide to eat and drink at Alexanderplatz you can save much money.

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Toronto
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Just over from the Gate and close to the main museums of Berlin is Potsdamer Platz. It's a shopping, sight seeing, and architectural mecha. So much to do, and so much to see. Visit the history of cinema museum, grab some free wifi compliments of Sony Centre, or have a shopping adventure in the expansive malls. It's an alternative and somewhat locals view of Berlin.

Tourists are always trooping through the area, but the locals also work / live and navigate this area and the subways. The patios are great for people watching and the pace of the area is more settled down and local.

It would be easy to spend half a day here, or just stop in for lunch before walking/transit to the next tourist destination. The architecture is beautiful, and worth stop alone. It's hard to imagine what this place was like BEFORE the re-unification of Germany, either way it's a beautiful place to see.

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Tarzana

Contemporary place, place to work, see, eat: try German " fruit" beer there. Kind of "time Square" of Berlin

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Boston
Ambassador

Been here a lot. There's a variety of things to do and fun, modern architecture.

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London

The business centre of Berlin. Visit the Sony centre for a great selection of bar/cafes/restaurants.

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Alexandria

Love the architecture! Very cool.

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