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The Potsdamer Platz is one of the most famous squares in the center of Berlin and also an important traffic hub. The square is named after the nearby city of Potsdam. Before World War II was a lively square, but after the war consisted of a big mess. In 1961 the Berlin Wall built across the square. An interesting detail is that until 1989 just north of Potsdamer Platz a piece East Berlin territory west of the Wall was, namely the Lenne Dreieck. This triangular piece of land between Ebert Strasse, the Lennestraße and Bellevue Road, belonged to East Berlin, but was the east enclosed by the Wall in the shortest possible route from Potsdamer Platz to the Brandenburg Gate followed, namely through the Ebert Straße.

After the demolition of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was the largest construction site in Europe. There were many new buildings put down on the empty space that had arisen. Examples of this are as follows:

the DaimlerChrysler Quartier;
the Sony-Center;
the Bahn Tower, where the headquarters of Deutsche Bahn is located;
the Beisheim Center.

In 1990, shortly after the fall of the wall, was still on the sandy plain a rock concert performed by Roger Waters: The Wall.

The square is known for its many theaters, movie houses and theaters. There are other two IMAX cinemas located in the largest cinema in Germany, where films can be viewed in 3D.

Under the square is the station Potsdamer Platz, which through the Tiergarten Tunnel on the railway network is connected. Since May 28, 2006 regional trains stop there, before that it was only an S-Bahn. The square is also reachable by underground (line U2) and several bus lines.

The former course of the Berlin Wall, in some places with stones in the road below.

Address: Potsdamer Platz, Berlin-Tiergarten
Directions: U-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
Phone: +49 30 6883150
Website: https://www.berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3560662-3558930-potsdamer-platz.html

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  • Updated Mar 15, 2012
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