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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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Amazing at night, not so much during the day

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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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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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This whole area was THE center of old Berlin, then during the split and building of the wall this area was completely leveled. I had researched what this area looked like before the war and It was a dynamic city center. The new Potsdamer Plaza looks like a sad attempt to recreate what once was. There are new modern buildings... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Unfortunately it was raining and cold so not able to enjoy it as much! But the spot is super busy and cool and the trains run directly there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We love history and seeing historic buildings and this area offered much to see. We were on a tour of Berlin and really enjoyed all of this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I went to see a movie at the English cinema in the Sony centre and was very pleased. The movie cinema was in the middle of a huge beautiful Christmas display and was so pretty. lacking around potsdamer platz was amazing because there were some remains if the Berlin Wall, a big Christmas market and lots of nice buildings and... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is difficult to walk through freezing cold during Christmas time here. But the sight is lovely. The place highlights the development of a big city like Berlin, specially after the demolition. The road is lined with rows and rows of big beautiful buildings, prominent like Sony Center, restaurants, malls, etc. A lovely sight specially at night. Loved the walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

lots of great places to eat and drink. Sony center is especially good. Plus we also got a great view of Berlin from the Panorama Punkt

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Completely bombed during the war, divided by the wall during the cold war. Now filled with modern high rise buildings, shopping malls and a lot of traffic. The Sony Centre on Potsdamer Platz is a big semi-open area which can be visited all day long. The buildings which enclose it are shopping malls, restaurants, bars and cinemas. Not to be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Potsdamer Platz has so much history in it. But it has been completely destroyed by newly build bling bling towers and shops. There is not much to see here nowadays. What a pity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Great place to go. I was there during December and the market was relatively small but very nice. The area as a whole is brilliant with lots of very nice restaurants and very good shopping. Wish I had known this and eaten here on my first night.

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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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