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Friedrichstrasse

The border crossing point Checkpoint CharlieIn the immediate vicinity of our apartments at Checkpoint Plaza, you will find the shopping and business mile of Friedrichstrasse. To the north is the boulevard Unter den Linden, the train station Friedrichstrasse as well as the Admiralspalast.

To the south is the old border crossing of Checkpoint Charlie. During the Cold War an American tank would stand here facing a Soviet tank for the entire day. Today there’s a museum that vividly depicts the times during the Cold War and the Iron Curtain.

Potsdamer Platz

Potsadamer PlatzNot far from Checkpoint Plaza to the west, is Potsdamer Platz. One of the peak traffic junctions in Europe, the separation of Berlin has not left a large impression here (apart from the pieces of the wall remaining as memories).

In the 1990s the Potsdamer Platz was one of Europe’s largest construction points. In record time the high-rises grew around Potsdamer Platz and today there is a large shopping mall, the Sony Center (with free wireless internet), a musical theater and much more.

Directly bordering Potsdamer Platz is Leipziger Platz, where there is also no indication from the war. In the meantime, the eight-cornered square is almost totally re-built. The last piece of property is currently under construction, aiding in regaining Berlin Mitte’s old flair.

Government District

Reichstag German BundestagNorth of Potsdamer Platz and the Tiergarten, lies the Government District with the Reichstag (German Bundestag), the chancellery and the Paul-Loebe House. This area was also redone at record tempo after Berlin was re-designated as the capital city. The last crowning piece of construction in this area was the opening of the Berlin Central Train Station in May 2006. The closeness to the Government that one can achieve here is definitely unique, the Reichstag (German Bundestag) being the most visited Parliament building in the world. In this building you can reach the top and walk around the dome shaped ceiling.

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