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Potsdamer Platz
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This public square once lay divided between East and West Germany, now it brings people together in a celebration of their city.

Potsdamer Platz was once no man’s land. Divided between East and West Berlin, this former busy traffic intersection became a stranded empty space. But after the wall came down, the city wanted a public square which it could be proud of. A design competition was therefore organised. From no man’s land to Europe’s biggest building site, today, Potsdamer Platz (Potsdam Square) is home to modern architecture, business headquarters, retail plazas and wide-open public spaces. It is in this square that the divided city was able to work together once again.

Get a full view of the whole of Potsdamer Platz containing the original square, and the adjoining blocks, by taking Europe’s fastest elevator to the Panoramapunkt. On a clear day, you can watch the city from the open-air observation deck on top of the Kohlhof building. Soak up some of the best views of the city, including the Platz’s hard-to-miss Sony Centre and Debis Tower.

If the weather isn’t good, there is an IMAX Cinema in the Sony Centre, or go into any one of the Potsdamer Platz’s 30 cinema screens. For film fans, the Sony Centre also contains the Filmhaus, the Film and Television Museum, and, just a short walk away, you’ll find the Dietrich Place, home to Berlin’s International Film Festival.

Fashionistas need not walk far. The latest in European fashion can be found in the Potsdamer Platz Arcaden, a glass-covered arcade featuring more than 150 boutiques and restaurants. On a sunny day, take a stroll around the Tilla Durieux Park. With its manicured lawns, it resembles a huge piece of modern art. Kids will love the giant seesaw in the centre.

To find Potsdamer Platz, head to central Berlin, just south of the Tiergarten and Brandenburg Gate. Berlin Potsdamer Platz station, a major local and regional railway hub, is located underneath Potsdamer Platz.

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Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$127 per night from 26 May to 26 May
Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building. Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Galeries ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,638 reviews)
stylish decor!
"Stylish decor, good location, a little noisy from folks in room above us...... would recommend"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Hotel Adlon Kempinski
5 out of 5
Unter Den Linden 77, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$453 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is steps away from Madame Tussauds and Brandenburg Gate. Potsdamer Platz is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away. Brandenburger Gate Station ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (994 reviews)
"A truly superb hotel - utterly flawless"

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2020

Hotel Adlon Kempinski
The Mandala Suites Berlin
The Mandala Suites Berlin
4 out of 5
Friedrichstr.185-190, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$225 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Mitte, this boutique aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Gendarmenmarkt, and Konzerthaus Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (828 reviews)
Mandala Suites
"Excellent location in the centre of Berlin. All staff spoke excellent English. Comfortable bed and good shower. Everything very clean. The lounge section was not very comfortable or "lounge like", just a room with three single chairs and a desk."

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2020

The Mandala Suites Berlin
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Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
4.5 out of 5
Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$127 per night from 26 May to 26 May
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Hotel Adlon Kempinski
Hotel Adlon Kempinski
5 out of 5
Unter Den Linden 77, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$453 per night from 14 May to 14 May
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The Mandala Suites Berlin
The Mandala Suites Berlin
4 out of 5
Friedrichstr.185-190, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$225 per night from 19 May to 19 May
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Select Hotel Berlin The Wall
Select Hotel Berlin The Wall
4 out of 5
Zimmerstrasse 88, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$99 per night from 24 May to 24 May
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Grand Hyatt Berlin
Grand Hyatt Berlin
5 out of 5
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$325 per night from 13 May to 13 May
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The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
5 out of 5
Potsdamer Platz 3, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$376 per night from 23 May to 23 May
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The Mandala Hotel Berlin
The Mandala Hotel Berlin
5 out of 5
Potsdamer Str. 3, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$297 per night from 15 May to 15 May
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Pension Hostel StayComfort am Kurfürstendamm
Pension Hostel StayComfort am Kurfürstendamm
3 out of 5
Kleiststraße 35, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$45 per night from 25 May to 25 May
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Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt
4 out of 5
Charlottenstrasse 66, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$99 per night from 23 May to 23 May
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