Episode 44: Potsdamer Platz

roberta caldas

Location:

Potsdamer Platz, 10785 Berlin

Facts:

  • Had the first traffic lights of Europe
  • Designed to be the symbol of the New Berlin after the Cold War

From the Potsdam Gate to the Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz has seen a lot.

The square first came to be due to its privileged location right next to the Berlin Customs Gate named Potsdamer Tor (or Potsdam Gate in English). The gate is no longer there and so isn’t the Potsdamer Platz of those times. Today instead, we can see many modern buildings at this historical ground, such as the Kollhoff Tower, the Debis Tower and the Sony Center.

To see the square from above, visitors can go to the PanoramaPunkt at the Kollhoff Tower, that offers a panoramic viewpoint from its rooftop at the 24th and 25th floors reachable after taking the fastest elevator in Europe. Cool, right?

To know more cool stuff about Potsdamer Platz, listen to our talk below:

Photo and episode: Roberta Caldas

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