Potsdamer Platz is one of the more lively districts in west Berlin, with many new developments in recent years. You can find more... more » museums than you can see in a day, a very modern Sony Center Complex with theaters, malls, restaurants and reminders of the Berlin Wall all within a couple of minutes.
Almost all of Potsdamer Platz was destroyed or heavily damaged during World War II. After the war, when the Berlin Wall went up, part of this area was known as "No Man's Land" and deserted. After the fall of the wall, life came back to this area. Today it is one of the larger culture, shopping and dining hubs in the city. To the east you can see see remnants of the wall and the open, abandoned grass park reminding you of a recent time when the city was split.
Today, Potsdamer Platz is very modern, with the spectacular Sony Center, impressive Kulturforum, shopping malls and one of the most popular Christmas markets near the end of the year.
As one of the major public transportation hubs, you may find yourself passing through this area quite often, but it deserves enough time to see everything it has to offer. less «