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Potsdamer Platz

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Address: Potsdamer Platz | Tiegarten, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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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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Lovely 360 view of Berlin from Top

Lovely 360 View of Berlin from top. A breif history of Potsdamer platz and its surroundings has been displayed at top. There is also a coffee shop where you can enjoy hot cup in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely 360 View of Berlin from top. A breif history of Potsdamer platz and its surroundings has been displayed at top. There is also a coffee shop where you can enjoy hot cup in cold weather

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Potsdamer lots of shops the Mall of Berlin was amazing. Well worth a visit we went back at night and all the trees were light up like Christmas. We went to restaurant Eleven which was very good value. Lots to see but well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great time of year to visit Berlin with everyone in a Festive mood. Potsdamer had tobogganing, curling, merry go rounds, but it was the smell of the gluhwein (mulled wine), currywurst, schneeballen (Snowballs) and frittes (hot chips) that drew us in. The streets were alive and there was so much to do with various markets and activities no... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Slap bang in the centre of the city, great selection of shops and places of eat. Would recommend this area to any tourist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From a huge bombed out site the new Potsdamerplaz is now a large modern development and station. Many new attractions shops and museums have been built there. However it could be anywhere in the world and gives little indication of being in Berlin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite a hub of shopping what with the Mall of Berlin nearby also .It is very crowded area and tourists go in large numbers . Its skyline is quite interesting for photo backdrops . Do have a look of the Wall piece of few meters within the park has eye catching art .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just like any normal square.. Plenty of shops and restaurants around. Nothing really spectacular about it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a brash, busy very modern centre that has grown from what was an area of stark desolation. It appears that the property developers were given a free rein and they made the most of the opportunity. There are some preserved sections of the old Berlin Wall which is an interesting reminder of what was and how the area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I last visited Potsdamer in 1994, just a few years after the Wall came down, and not surprisingly, didn't remember much about it, because there wasn't much there to remember. Today, I would compare this busy intersection as Berlin's equivalent of Times Square, with towering modern buildings, shops, restaurants, hotels, and a spiffy new train station. I walked through the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most visited places in Berlin is the most no representative of all. new buildings, can be anywhere in the world, Paris la Defense, new London, shanghai just to mention some... expensive, crowded and absolutly not Berlin, just tourist...

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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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