About Berlin’s Main Square – Where Everything StartedPotsdamer Square (Potsdamer Platz) is a lively central city square. It may be the busiest intersection in all of Berlin. The square is located about a kilometer south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, adjacent to the South-East corner of the public Park Tiergarten.
The square contains buildings constructed by some of the most famous architects, and are some of the most impressive buildings in Berlin. Notice the building with the big futuristic looking dome. This is the Sony Center, which is a heaven for modern architecture enthusiasts.
Beyond the shape and aesthetic of the new and modern building, you can find the big and luxurious Sony store. In this store one can see all the company’s new technologies, with a wide variety of options for cafes and restaurants. In the Sony Center there is also an IMAX movie theater, and a very nice film museum.
At the Potsdamer Square is also loved the Panorama Punkt, a great viewpoint to see the whole city of Berlin. Among the sites that one can see is the Brandenburg Gate, The Reichstag, the Berlin Cathedral, the TV Tower, Kaiser Wilhelm Church, the Holocaust Memorial, and more.
About the history of Potsdamer SquarePotsdamer Square is named after the city of Potsdam, which is located about 25 kilometers South-West of Berlin. The square commemorates the place where the road from Potsdam enters Berlin. This is where the Potsdamer Gate.
Potsdamer Square, or Potsdamer Platz in German, is the center of historic Berlin. In the 1920’s this was a center for nightlife in the flourishing Weimar Republic, a decade before the Nazi’s darkness will fall upon Germany, Europe and the whole world.
Within 100 years, the square has developed from a suburban crossroad to one of the busiest intersections in Europe. During World War II the square was almost completely destroyed by bombing, and after the war the area was abandoned for many years. The reason was that because during the Cold War this area was ran alongside the Berlin Wall, and this prevented the area from developing. At the end of the 1980’s, with the unification of German, plans for the reconstruction began, and in 1990 the construction of a new urban quarter began, named Potsdamer Platz after Potsdamer Square.