5 days of Berlin – Part V

Whenever I am in a strange town, I try to get an overview from an elevated position. Two years ago, during my last visit in Berlin, I visited the Reichstag dome, which is a symbol of the German capital and 47 m high. It was very impressive, but this time I’ve planned to make it to higher ground.

956.JPGPotsdamer Platz is one of the most interesting and popular squares of Berlin. Who wants to know more about its historical background, will find a lot in www. knows it all.  From 1993 – 1998, 19 buildings, 10 streets and 2 plazas were built and a completely new district emerged in the middle of the city. Responsible forPanoramapunkt Potsdamer Platz; Blick nach Osten; 1UP the plans was the Italian architect Renzo Piano.  There is a Panorama viewpoint at Potsdamer Platz that is at the 24th floor of Kollhoff-Tower, at a height of approximately 100 meter. Europes fastes elevator lifts you up in 20 seconds to enjoy spectacular views of Berlin. Famous landmarks and historic sites of Berlin like the 1132Brandenburg Gate, the Victory Column and Berlin Cathedral are all just a stone’s throw away. And even up here, you cannot escape the 1UP crew! Downstairs, at ground level, you’ll find a lot of art in public space. Alleys and green spaces are covered with statuary and you’ll find some original pieces of the Berlin wall, to punctuate and emphasize the architectural ensemble.

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