Tuesday, 30th May 2006 by
The Potsdamer Platz is a huge traffic intersection and square in Berlin. In the 20s and 30s it was one of the busiest traffic centres in Europe and was the heart of Berlins’s nightlife. As is sadly the case with much of Berlin, it was bombed and shelled at the end of the second world war into nothing but rubble. After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 the square was revitalised as a sign of the new Germany. The buildings surrounding the square were completely rebuilt, many being designed by world class architects including Renzo Piano (most famous for the Pompidou Centre in Paris). The square and surrounding streets are now full of amazing architecture much of which is stunning from the air. I’ve selected some of the best below but just scrolling around the area there is a lot to see!