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Europa Center, Berlin: 4 reviews and 9 photos

  Sculpture on Breitscheidplatz, near Europa-Center
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This complex on Breitscheidplatz, beside Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, is far more than the 86 metre high rise building (would not call it skyscraper?). But you do not really get aware of it, as the adjoining buildings are like dotted into the landscape and not structured, like, for example, Potsdamer Platz.

It was built from 1963 to 1965 at the site of the legendary ?Romantisches Café? where novelists and poets met in the 1920s, and which was destroyed in World War II. It soon became a signature building thanks to its rotating Mercedes star on the roof ? that is why it is also called ?dot on the i?. The building has 22 storeys.

The base of the complex extends over two storeys ? plus a basement. There you find lots of shops, cafés and restaurants. The inner patios were roofed in the 1970s, and inside you also find a very nice fountain named Lotos-Brunnen, and a boardwalk over the water. Also a cinema in Tauentzienstraße, the Hotel Palace on Budapester Straße, and an apartment building are part of Europa-Center.

Cannot believe that I did not take a photo of the inside of Europa-Center or the whole building on my last trip. So here I post a photo of the animal sculptures of Breitscheidplatz. On my tip about the Globe Fountain you see parts of the Europa-Center in the background? ;-)

Address: Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Directions: U-Bahn station Wittenbergplatz
Bus stop Breitscheidplatz

Phone: +49 - 30 26497940
Website: http://www.europa-center-berlin.de/en/shops/einkaufen-shops-berlin.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 13, 2007
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