Potsdamer Platz: Berlin's reborn square
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From "no man's land" to "beating heart of Berlin"
In the XNUMXs it was one of the busiest squares in Europe. During the Second World War it was completely destroyed and remained a desolate area until 1989, the year of the fall of the Wall. It is impressive to make the comparison between how the square looked during the Cold War and how it looks now. From “no man's land”, it has turned into a living and beating heart of Berlin.
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What to see in Potsdamer Platz
Potsdamer Platz it is divided into three architecturally different areas: the Daimler City, designed by Renzo Piano, the ultra-modern Sony Center and Besheim Centre.
Among the main architectures stand out the Torre Debis, an impressive glass and stone building and the red brick Kollhoff tower. Here the fastest lift in Europe leads to the Panorama point, a viewing platform 360 meters high which offers one of the most beautiful XNUMX ° views of Berlin.
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Il Sony Center, with its glass roof supported by steel cables, is among the most striking complexes in the square and houses offices, restaurants, cinemas and the Cinema and Television Museum.
In the square there is also the American-style shopping arcade on three floors Arcades, Musicaltheater, home of the Berlin film festival, the casino casino and Weinhaus Huth building, the only survivor of World War II.
In the center of Potsdamer Platz it is possible to admire the turret-shaped reproduction of the first traffic light in Europe, installed in this square in 1924.
Clubs and nightlife at Potsdamer Platz
If you want to enjoy Berlin's famous nightlife, you are in the right place. Potsdamer Platz It is a hyperactive square by day but glamorous and full of grit even at night thanks to a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, clubs and discos.
An interesting way to start the evening is to enter one of the many cocktail bars in the square, always very populated, to enjoy a drink.
For those who cannot do without Italian cuisine, the advice is to make a leap from 'Essenza', inside the Torre Kollhoff, a restaurant that honors the goodness of our local cuisine. Beer lovers, on the other hand, cannot leave out the 'House of 100 beers', a great brewery offering 100 different types of beer from around the world.
For the tireless night owls who love good music, 'Adagio'is a must. It is one of the most popular club in Berlin with its modern technology LED, his never conventional concerts and DJ sets.
The square also hosts the 'Cinemaxx'which with its 19 screens is the largest cinema in Berlin and the'Theater am Potsdamer'which offers a great variety of concerts, musicals and shows for all tastes.
What to see in the surroundings
located in Tiergarten district, Potsdamer Platz is within easy reach of the large cultural complex Cultural forum, dal Palazzo del Reichstag, there Bellevue Palace and from House of World Cultures House of world cultures. A five-minute walk away you will find the Holocaust Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate.
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