So far the biggest rock concert of Germany (The Wall), Europe's biggest construction site and the biggest public film festival in the world (the Berlinale Berlin Film Festival) - Potsdamer Platz is synonymous for all these superlatives.
What was once deserted no-man's land between the two parts of the city, is today buzzing with activity: the impressive architecture of the Sony Center, various movie theatres, a musical theatre and the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping centre provide for entertainment and culture alike with locals and tourists. Potsdamer Platz is a mandatory sight to see in Berlin.
Top10 Team insiders' tip: Europe's fastest elevator takes you up to the panorama platform of the Kollhoff Tower (Potsdamer Platz 1), where visitors can enjoy the vista of the city 100 metres above it. And in summer there is an open air cinema providing additional flair for Potsdamer Platz.
- Always open:
- Attractions: Sony-Center, multiplex cinemas, repertory cinema, 3D-cinema, panorama platform on Kohlhoff-Tower, Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping centre, musical theatre, casino, Blueman Group Theatre, Film Museum, various restaurants, cafes and hotels
- Entrance Fee: free
- Barrier-Free: yes
- Parking: Available at cost in the car parks of the area.