Berlin Mitte – experience Berlin

Berlin is constantly growing and changing which is naturally felt most in Berlin Mitte. The construction cranes that were once busy in the 90s at Potsdamer Platz and the Government District are now busy at Alexanderplatz, Unter den Linden and other areas.

Berlin Mitte always has a lot to offer, in fact there’s so much that a website of this size cannot even do it justice. Therefore we will just name a few of the most important sights around Panorama Friedrichstrasse.

Berlin’s Government District and Central Train Station

After it became clear that Berlin would once again be Germany’s capital city, the entire area around the bend in the Spree by the Berlin Reichstag was redesigned. Newly built are the Bundeskanzleramt, the Paul-Loebe Haus and many other important Governmental buildings. With the new construction of the Reichstag’s dome and other renovations to the building, Lord Norman Foster set new standards. The accessible dome and the view of the Floor of the Reichstag make this the most visited parliament building in the world. In no other country in the world are the visitors able to get so close to the government as they do here in Berlin’s Government District. Between the Bundeskanzleramt and Friedrichstrasse is a beautiful waterfront with a walking path along the Spree for you to take a relaxing walk through the Government District.

Since May 2006, Berlin has one of largest train stations for Europe’s long-distance trains right on corner of the Spree. Berlin’s new train station is also the first train station of unified Berlin and it sets a new standard for architecture while taking your breath away. From here you can get to numerous locations in Europe, Germany and around Berlin. There are over 60 stores in the station, which are open daily from 8:00-22:00.

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz was the largest construction site in Europe in the 90s, breaking another record for the square (in the 20s and 30s it was the busiest square in all of Europe). Since the fall of the wall, entire areas were rebuilt around Potsdamer Platz, including: the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (shopping mall) where there are ample shopping opportunities; the SonyCenter with the Film Museum (covering the history of the development of film) and the newest technical trends from Japan at the Sony Style Store. To the east of Potsdamer Platz is Leipziger Platz, which also had to be rebuilt: a square that easily lent itself to the building of numerous offices, restaurants and luxurious apartments through its eight cornered shape.

To the north of Potsdamer Platz is the memorial for European Jews murdered by the National Socialists. The architect Peter Eisenman had had discussions about his idea for years before it was built.

Berlin Alexanderplatz

A totally new chapter is currently being created at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. At the moment the entire square is being reconstructed with newly created open spaces and new transportation connections. The large treeless square of Alexanderplatz has seen numerous DDR (German Democratic Republic) military marches, which are now a thing of the past. Around the square are shopping malls, hotels and conference centres with numerous investors from Germany, but mostly from abroad, coming to Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. Here at Alex is Germany’s tallest building, the Berliner Fernsehturm (TV tower). The view from the Fernsehturm should not be passed up: with good weather you can see all the way into the surrounding state of Brandenburg. From Alexanderplatz all the surrounding city districts, including Potsdamer Platz and the Hackeschen Markt, can be quickly reached by public transportation.

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