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Potsdamer Platz

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Address: Potsdamer Platz | Tiegarten, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 6883150
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Used as a commercial and military transport center before World War I, this...

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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great Christmas market - most "US-ish" of Berlin's squares

Alexanderplatz is the most Soviet-ish of Berlin squares while Potsdamerplatz is the most US-ish of Berlin's squares. The green clock is a re-creation of the first stoplight in... read more

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Weilerbach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Alexanderplatz is the most Soviet-ish of Berlin squares while Potsdamerplatz is the most US-ish of Berlin's squares. The green clock is a re-creation of the first stoplight in Europe. One of the main transfer points on the U & SBahn system. Hollywood is a sister city to Berlin ... thus the walk of stars across the street.

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Berlin, Germany
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Besides its historical context, Potsdamer Platz is a very nice place to go in the winter because of the Christmas Market. There are typical music, food and hot beverages available for consumption. It is close to Berlin Mall, the subway station, Sony Center, International Train Station, and relatively close to Brandenburger Tor.

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A square surrounded by modern buildings ,museums and the nearby Mall of Berlin,Sony center much better than Alexander platz

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We visiting this after visiting the Xmas market first and the lights were sensational the Sony Centre is different again also because of Xmas we caught a little dancing show the food choices are very good too we tried the Australian restaurant very nice

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Potsdamer Platz is not genuinely Berlin Berlin. This said, I don't like most of what people consider the real Berlin. I don't like being spit at in Kreuzberg because I wear a suit or having my Mercedes star ripped of the car because it is a Mercedes. I don't like the new Boheme of all the cool Mitte crowd that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must if you like modern building. It is nest to Mall of Berlin. You will find good restaurants and stores. Keep in mind that most business are close on Sundays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an unexpected find based in the Sony centre an excellent resource of German cinema,ideal for a student of the genre but interesting to anyone who enjoys film

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Extremly modern now. Big Change since 1989. Shopping malls, Cinema with english language movies, many Museums. Easy to get to big S/U bahn or Sightseeing get on get off bus. Spy Museum,Dali Museum, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic Christmas market with the best gluwein. Plenty of shops and bars/restaurants that are easy to get to either by bus or train/underground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for the Christmas market, it is an area with many shops, we went when it was dark, but the lights and decorated buildings were amazing, well worth a visit

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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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