The huge Potsdamer Platz has been a major focal point for Berliners since the 19th century, the busy meeting point of half a dozen major thoroughfares.
Historically, the square was dominated by the enormous Potsdamer train terminal, and at the turn of the 20th century it was a major dining, hotel, entertainment and shopping hub.
Potsdamer Platz was destroyed by Allied raids during World War II. Before reunification the barren area was a militarized no-go zone cut in two by the Berlin Wall; this no man’s land was one of the first areas to be breached in November 1989.
Since the 1990s, Potsdamer Platz has undergone a total rebirth as the new heart and inspiring symbol of the reunified Berlin.
Take in the surroundings from the Panorama Observation Deck, and seek out the only pre-WWII building, the Weinhaus Huth.
Potsdamer Platz is just south of the Reichstag, Tiergarten and the River Spree. The closest subway is Potsdammer Platz.
Tours & Tickets
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)