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Potsdamer Platz

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Address: Potsdamer Platz | Tiegarten, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 30 6883150
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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Beautiful buildings and lots of shopping!

The architecture is a reason to go in its own right! The platz is well served by the S Bahn with three separate entrances on both sides of the Potsdamer Strasse. There is a large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We visited at night, and ended up seeing a crew setting up for a film premiere the following day. We had food and drinks and headed on after that. It was nice to sit and people watch in the midst of all the bright lights at night.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A historic place with the first traffic light in Europe, but other than that there are only modern buildings. If you like shopping in stores that are your standard word wide brands then this might be something for you. Otherwise give it a miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Modern buildings, we found several lovely places to have coffee, new and modern shopping center very near. We found there some historical ruins of Berlin wall. So, it's really worth to visit Potsdamer Platz

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The location is well served by UBahn. The Sony Center is a building complex with offices the upper floors, and restaurants and cafes on the ground floor. Shows sometimes take place; there is a large screen to broadcast shows and events. Close to the UBahn stations, there are small panels showing photos related top the second world war. About 200... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The platz is a good location for seeing modern architecture in Berlin and has an array of cafes, restuarants and shops within it. It is conveniently located near many other attractions in Berlin so is a good stop off. We thought that there would be more here so were a little disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The buildings located here are really awesome to look at, especially the roof of the Sony center. Lots of shopping places. Had a burger at the American Diner and it was really really good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The architecture is a reason to go in its own right! The platz is well served by the S Bahn with three separate entrances on both sides of the Potsdamer Strasse. There is a large amount of shops as well; with the Sony Center as the main part of the Platz you won't be stuck for dining either. If you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Platz is a useful location as a jumping off point for other attractions in the area. If you're interested in architecture, it might be interesting, if you're interested in shopping, go there. If you aren't, don't bother - loads of better attractions to see in Berlin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A lovely part of the city filled with stunning architecture. Easily accessible by public transport being serviced by both S and U Bahn lines.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great area for shopping, with the stunning glass Sony building as the main piece. There are several restaurants nearby and another shopping centre about 1/2 mile away. Yes you can see where the wall went and the Jewish memorial, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Tiertgarten are a short walk away. BUT BASICALLY its SHOPS

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