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Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

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An ever-expanding shopping and commercial area, Potsdamer Platz was once trapped in the no-man's-land dividing East and West Germany. At one of the busiest traffic intersections on the continent, the square now attracts visitors with its ultra-modern glass and steel architecture. This spot marks the point where the old road from Potsdam once passed through the city wall of Berlin. Almost totally destroyed during World War II, the square became the largest European building site in the 1990s. Near the square, you can explore a cluster of cultural buildings filled with museums, theaters, and art galleries. Our Berlin trip itinerary planner makes visiting Potsdamer Platz and other Berlin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • No matter whether before or today - Potsdamer Platz is an attraction that you have to see. The environment offers much - shops, restaurants of all class and just a lot of history.
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  • Example of the modern Berlin, this square offers views and places to admire its architecture and people, current as the city itself.
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  • Nice and central area! Easy access to other parts of Berlin away! Many restaurants nearby as well as a number of shopping malls.
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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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