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Potsdamer Platz

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Address: Potsdamer Platz | Tiegarten, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 30 6883150
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Shopping, Ice skating
Description: Used as a commercial and military transport center before World War I...
Used as a commercial and military transport center before World War I, this famous town square, which was trapped in the no-man's-land next to the Berlin Wall during the Cold War, is currently under construction to become once again one of Berlin's chief commercial centers.
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The rebuilding of Berlin has seen a huge modernisation take place and Potsdamer Platz is literally a shining example of this. Towering buildings clad in glass are the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We used the metro train from Alexandria plays to Potsdamer platz. "Just to see the shops" my wife said. I've heard those words before. Anyway the shops were set on two levels .good quality and good prices.After 2hrs and few extra bags we had a break for a coffee at one of the many "eateries" available. Seeing it was a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

One wonders what they were thinking to create such a poorly designed space in the center of the city when they had so much room to work with. Twenty years ago we saw the impressive plans for redevelopment. What was blown in on the winds, though, is Omaha, Nebraska or Central Los Angeles, a space completely designed for cars and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The rebuilding of Berlin has seen a huge modernisation take place and Potsdamer Platz is literally a shining example of this. Towering buildings clad in glass are the main features but below ground there is a cavernous underground station. Positioned between the Sony Centre and the Mall of Berlin this lozenge shaped space is cut through by several main roads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I stayed in a hotel at this address and found it to be the center of activity. The footprint of the wall stands with good signage and story. The Sony building has incorporated the interior of a pre-war hotel room in their architecture. There is also a set of large black and white photographs showing the area during the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was here at Christmas time. There was an ice slide wet up which I went down on an inner tube. Lots of shopping in the area as well as the Sony Center. Brandburg Tor is a short walk away. The Berlin Wall used to go right thru what is now Potsdamer Platz. They still have a bit of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The markings where the Berlin Wall once stood. The footprint of the Wall is clearly marked and I found it impressive to visualize it's presence. Otherwise a busy large open plaza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Potsdamer Platz is one of city icon at Berlin. So many young people come here and have their happy hour surround here. It was a great place to take picture in the afternoon, shopping and relax at shopping centre around here including Mall of Berlin or Arkaden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The redeveloped plaza is a great place to come at night as there is a pleasant ambience with all the restaurants and shops. It could easily have blended into just another modern development but the small touches they have left do assert some of the history of the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is another infrastructural hub in Berlin. The main street leading to the station is full of great restaurants and pubs! At night, there is a good vibe and it becomes an interesting place to hang-out on a terrace before/after Dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

As I said, at night this platz is a very good place to visit. All the lights on the trees and buildings makes a great atmosphere. Less recommended during the day...

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Charlottenburg
Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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