Dalí – Die Ausstellung
If you only know Salvador Dalí as the painter of melting watches, burning giraffes and other surrealist imagery, this private collection...
The rebirth of the historic Potsdamer Platz was Europe's biggest building project in the 1990s, a showcase of urban renewal masterminded...
Berlin Wall Segments
Visitors like to pose in front of these graffiti-festooned segments of the Berlin Wall set up along its original course outside the...
Every night at 6pm sharp, it's showtime at the Ritz-Carlton Berlin: a uniformed former beefeater (Tower of London guard) ceremoniously...
Matteo Thun’s jazzy decor is a great foil for the tasty Italian fare at this successful German self-service chain. Mix-and-match pastas,...
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Leipziger Platz information
Just like Potsdamer Platz, this historical square has risen from the death strip. The octagonal Leipziger Platz was first laid out in 1734 and later became one of Berlin’s most beautiful squares courtesy of the urban planning ‘dream team’ of Schinkel and Lenné. The hulking building just east of here houses the Bundesrat (Federal Council), the body of the German legislative branch of government that represents the interests of the Länder, or federal states. Hidden behind the new buildings stands a rare remaining GDR watchtower – the GDR border watchtower Erna-Berger-Strasse . To see it, follow Erna-Berger-Strasse (off Stresemannstrasse) to the end.