A skyline of imposing high-rise buildings, chic hotels, and a colourful bustle in the shops, restaurants, and cafés best describes the area around Potsdamer Platz in Berlin - a district that never sleeps. It no longer looks anything like Wim Wenders' film "Der Himmel über Berlin", because after the reunification of Germany Potsdamer Platz developed from what was called no man's land to one of the capital's most popular business and entertainment districts.
Journey into the past at Potsdamer Platz
It is hard to imagine today that before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz was a deserted restricted area that the wall went through and divided. Only a metal strip embedded in the ground, which marks the former course of the wall, is a reminder of this time. Today it is one of the busiest and most progressive districts of Berlin. Probably the most characteristic building on Potsdamer Platz is the Sony Center, a futuristic office and residential complex designed by star architect Helmut Jahn. Potsdamer Platz is a must for everyone who visits the capital. A full holiday day can easily be spent here. The huge QR code in front of the Deutsche Bahn tower invites you to take a journey into the past. The scan function in your smartphone takes you on an impressive journey back in time to Berlin's past, during which valuable information and historical panoramic images are sent directly to your mobile phone.
For high-flyers and music fans
The Panorama Point is one of the biggest attractions on Potsdamer Platz. Europe's fastest lift catapults you to lofty heights in 20 seconds. At 100m you will experience Berlin from a bird's eye view and see the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Museum Island, and historic Berlin from above. Bring the day to an atmospheric close in the Panoramacafé or enjoy the sunset over Berlin on the 25th floor on the sundeck. Potsdamer Platz also has a lot to offer culturally. To mention just a few highlights: the blue men in the Blue Man Group regularly celebrate great success with their rock percussion at Stage Bluemax Theater, the CinemaxX at Potsdamer Platz is the main venue of the Berlinale Film Festival, and the Museum Dalí - the exhibition at Potsdamer Platz displays the famous works of the surrealist artist.
Everything combined in one
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