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Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz | Tiegarten, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Ice skating
Owner description: Used as a commercial and military transport center before World War...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Ice skating
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There was a massive slide you can go down on a rubber ring and it is covered in snow. The usual gluhwein and stalls and bratwurst and Christmas trees. The lights are lovely and it is a beautiful place to stop by to feel festive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

and now...you will not believe what has been put up here. The fastest elevator in Europe in the "Deutsche Bahn" building, one restaurant after the other, beer-houses, cinemas, beautiful buildings with flats and hotels. Take at least one hour to explore the Potsdamer Platz and then move on to the Memorial of Berlin Wall, Tiergarten, Brandenburger Tor, Reichstag etc. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

At this time of year, there is an amazing Christmas market on the streets around the U-bahn station, a superb mix of various foods and drinks, hand made crafts, clothing accessories, toys etc. and then in the nearby Sony Centre there was an incredible display of Christmas decorations topped by a giant bell shaped lighting display. Lots of great restaurants,... More 

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Lysekil, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

From an empty space during the cold war to nowadays it's impressive. I like to watch for example DB building, the observation in one of the buildings. The Sony Center building is impressive itself, I don't care so much about the opportunity of shopping and so on. One of the buildings at Potzdamer Platz remind me of former Soviet architecture,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We came here in the morning when it was very quiet so it was easy to look around at ease. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to look around with a wide choice of products. We were also able to easily look round the Christmas market before it got really busy as I'm sure it must be in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A lively square with plenty to see. Beautiful new buildings with sony center in it,with shops and cafés with inside and outside seating. Looks nice at night when lit up and not far from the Brandenberg Gate

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We walked through here when you first got to Berlin. It was our first taste of Christmas markets and with hindsight it was probably the worst patch of stalls. The ski slope looked interesting for children but it was not really big enough for us as adults. Maybe it would be better at night time but during the day we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a lovely area especially for Christmas markets. The markets are lovely and there are many with a variety of different stalls. The lights are beautiful and well laid out. There is a Toboggan and ice rink here too. A must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Potsdamer Platz is not far away from Brandenburg Gate, I walked there. What impressed me was a concrete wall remaining from Berliner wall. I could only imagine how it was like when Berlin was divided by the wall. Thanks God it is in a passed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Christmas market, the shopping arcade and Sony centre made buying gifts and groceries so easy here getting them back to our accommodation was easy with great transport links. Lots of nice places to eat at all levels from snacks to fine dining plentiful.

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