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Important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin.
The heyday of Potsdamer Platz was in the 1920s and 1930s, famous hotels (Esplanade, Excelsior, Bellevue, Palast, Fürstenhof) and department stores (Wertheim department store), shops, theatres, dance-halls, cafés, restaurants, bars, beer palaces, wine-houses and clubs.
With the construction of the Berlin Wall (1961): physically divided in two.
After the Wall (1989): The most exciting building sites in Europe.