Potsdamer Platz, Philharmonie und Kulturforum

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Potsdamer Platz, Philharmonie und Kulturforum is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Berlin, Berlin, Germany that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

Length1.2 miElevation gain321 ftRoute typeLoop
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Discover the culture capital of west Berlin with its new development and modern reconstruction. Potsdamer Platz is one of the more lively districts in west Berlin, with many new developments in recent years. There are many museums, 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.

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Chris McCarty
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This is a really cool area in Berlin, and you'd be crazy to miss it. During the day you can see some of the remnants of the wall and explore all of the different cultural buildings (museums, opera houses, philharmonic) nearby, and at night this place is buzzing (especially the Sony Center). If you like people watching, go to the Sony Center. They also have a spectacular Christmas market (as do many places in Berlin), complete with a snow hill to tube down and an ice rink (don't drink too much Gluhwein before attempting these).