Potsdamer Platz

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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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Astrid O
Aguada, Puerto Rico105 contributions
After our dissapointment at Alexanderplatz the day before(please refer to my review about it), we didn't expect much from Potsdamer; regardless, we decided to pay just so we wouldn't say later that we didn't visit and also because we had just finished visiting Checkpoint Charlie and Topography of Terror only 10 mins away(walking distance). It was better than we thought! There are metro and bus stops right on the spot in addition to some wall fragments plus shops and dining options. Needless to say, Sony Center was spectacular, however I wish there were more dining options inside of it. Location is also so good that later on we walked from there to the Holocaust Museum, about a 10 min. walk depending on your pace.
Written July 8, 2022
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questtraveler01
Tel Aviv, Israel401 contributions
I rated "Average" b/c it's a Super hectic traffic & pedestrian area - there is the Sony Center with the main Berlin movie theater, restaurants and Lego Land all covered under an awesome dome like structure. The Berlin Philharmonie, the Mall of Berlin and The Dali museum are all in close proximity to name a few. If none of this interests you then take a pass. If you plan on eating at any restaurant in or around Potsdamer Platz DO call ahead for reservations especially on the weekends. Always a mad house. Take public transportation, much easier and cheaper than parking. Parking is super limited and parking in the underground garage at the Sony Center is really expensive.
Written January 27, 2020
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65nickyk
Bedford, UK18 contributions
Couples
Visited Potsdamer Platz, and although all the other reviews are correct (business district, glass and steel, a bit soulless), there are things of interest which make it worthwhile. We booked to go up the ‘Panorama Punkt’ which is a very tall building with apparently the fastest lift in Europe! You get good views from the top over the city and a history of the Platz with photos and information. Although it can be windy up there, there is also a great cafe with excellent cake and coffee, if you need a break. Around the Platz, in between the tall buildings there is one of the few buildings that survived the war in this area. You’ll know it when u see it!
If you head down Potsdamer Platz Road,and take the first left ( Erna- Berger Straße), at the end you will see the last remaining sentry tower ( DDR- Wachturn) from WW2. All in all, would definitely recommend a visit.
Written February 25, 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,432 contributions
Potsdamer Platz is a square located about one kilometer of Brandenburg Gate to the south. It is home to one of Berlin’s main underground stations.

Before World War II, Potsdamer Platz was the heart of Berlin and one of the busiest squares in Europe. However, it was destroyed almost to the ground during World War II and then remained an abandoned land for decades.

The Berlin Wall divided the square in two and the border area between West and East Berlin was not rebuilt during the Cold War. Following German reunification, reconstruction of Potsdamer Platz and its surroundings began in 1994.

Today, Potsdamer Platz is filled with skyscrapers and imaginative buildings such as the Sony Center. The area has been designed by renowned architects and is considered a very important creation of modern architecture.
Written August 8, 2021
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Alessio M
Verona, Italy253 contributions
Solo
Is a square an one of the most important rail station of Berlin. Some building are designed by Renzo Piano. Is better to visit in the morning in the late afternoon is only a few people. In the area are present many mall
Written May 20, 2022
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Clogs
Warsaw, Poland2,945 contributions
Solo
Great example of a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Cold War, awesome architecture, impressive skyline, hustling and bustling busy square, but laid out in such a way that it seems airy. Nice lawns on neighboring Leipziger platz. Great U Bahn transport hub.
Written August 10, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
The Potsdamer sq was the most important and busiest sq of the pre WWII era Berlin. It's named after Potsdam, a very important city and capital of the Brandenburg state. During the WWII it was totally demolished with no single brick standing, and after the division of Berlin was on no mans land.
Just after the reunification massive construction began, so today it's a most modern sq in all Berlin - the only place in German capital you can find modern glass/steel skyscrapers. Some of its attractions include the Sony center with a huge movie theater, Mt. Fuji inspired modern tent like roof, Lego land for kids, as well modern dining options. It's also one of the main transport hubs serving the capital.
Written April 12, 2020
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
A lot of effort to create a business district from what was basically unused land.
If you like lots of glass & steel modern buildings, you will be happy. Some nice modern restaurants here but generally a bit soulless.
Written November 28, 2020
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Sirenita123
Coventry, UK1,611 contributions
Friends
A fabulous area to walk around with many shops, restaurants, bars and cafes - and a safe pedestrianised area. There is a busy intersection but there are many road crossings that can be used (really unusual as they show a little green figure wearing a cap - there is a statue of this person in a Park area). There is a display of parts of the Berlin Wall with some very interesting background of the erection and demolishion of the Wall. In the Sony centre the ceiling changes colour - the ceiling is similar to a large circus tent! This area is a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate and is definitely worth a visit. The restaurants are reasonably priced and staff in any establishment I visited were really friendly.
Written March 11, 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,937 contributions
We stopped here during our day tour, for lunch. There is a mall and several restaurants, though probably overpriced and touristy (we had a good meal at Haus der 100 Biere). We could take photos at the pieces of the remaining Berlin Wall, and look at the former ghost metro station. We went here as part of "Alla Tours" all day tour of Berlin from our cruise ship's one day stop in Warnemunde port.
Written April 5, 2020
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