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Top Choice Gallery in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Gemäldegalerie

This museum ranks among the world's finest and most comprehensive collections of European art with about 1500 paintings spanning the arc of artistic vision from the 13th to the 18th century. Wear comfy shoes when ex…
Top Choice Area in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Potsdamer Platz

The rebirth of the historic Potsdamer Platz was Europe's biggest building project of the 1990s, a showcase of urban renewal masterminded by such top international architects as Renzo Piano and Helmut Jahn. An entire…
Top Choice Park in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Tiergarten

Berlin’s rulers used to hunt boar and pheasants in the rambling Tiergarten until garden architect Peter Lenné landscaped the grounds in the 19th century. Today it's one of the world’s largest urban parks, popular fo…
Top Choice Notable Building in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Sony Center

Designed by Helmut Jahn, the visually dramatic Sony Center is fronted by a 26-floor, glass-and-steel tower and integrates rare relics from the prewar era of Potsdamer Platz, such as the opulent Kaisersaal. The heart…
Top Choice International in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Ki-Nova

The name of this lunchtime favourite hints at the concept: 'ki' is Japanese for energy and 'nova' Latin for new. 'New energy' in this case translates into health-focused yet comforting bites starring global and regi…
Gallery in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Martin-Gropius-Bau

With its mosaics, terracotta reliefs and airy atrium, this Italian Renaissance–style exhibit space named for its architect (Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius' great-uncle) is a celebrated venue for high-calibre art and…
Classical Music in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Berliner Philharmoniker

One of the world's most famous orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker, is based at the tent-like Philharmonie, designed by Hans Scharoun in the 1950s and built in the 1960s. In 2019, Sir Simon Rattle, who's been ch…
Cocktail Bar in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Fragrances

Another baby by Berlin cocktail maven Arnd Heissen, Fragrances claims to be the world's first 'perfume bar', a libation station where Heissen mixes potable potions mimicking famous scents. The black-mirrored space i…
International in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Facil

With two Michelin stars to its name, Michael Kempf’s fare is hugely innovative yet deliciously devoid of unnecessary flights of fancy. Enjoy it while draped in a sleek Donghia chair and surrounded by a bamboo garden…
Viewpoint in Potsdamer Platz & Tiergarten

Panoramapunkt

Europe’s fastest lift, Panoramapunkt yo-yos up and down the red-brick postmodern Kollhoff Tower in 20 seconds. From the bilevel viewing platform at a lofty 100m, you can pinpoint the sights, make a java stop in the …