The Potsdamer Platz in Berlin used to be one of the busiest, most lively squares in Europe until it was completely destroyed by bombings during Second World War. It took decades for it to return to its glory, but the effect is breathtaking - especially by night.
A bit of history
In the 1920s and 30s, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin was an important entertainment and transport center. Known in the entire Europe, it attracted people with its many cinemas, cafés and bars. The bombings in 1943 put an end to its splendor - it was left in ruins that were pulled down completely when the Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961. It wasn't until 1994 that the decision to rebuild the square with an modern architecture was made.
Completed in 1998, the beautifully redeveloped Potsdamer Platz is once again a gem of Berlin and a tourist attraction. With its shopping arcade, its cinema and theaters, several landmark towers and new residential buildings, it's become the lively place it had once been.
Fantastic photo opportunities
As much fun as you can have there during the day, Potsdamer Platz becomes really stunning with dark, when all the buildings come alive with their various colorful lights. It's a perfect place to take some breathtaking photos and enjoy one of Berlin's most modern, yet historical places.