The Kollhoff-Tower is the brick building you can see when you go to Potsdamer Platz. It was completed back in 1999, and it’s part of the Quartier Potsdamer Platz together with the Sony Center and the DB Tower. Both buildings are easy to spot from the Panoramapunkt and are the perfect location to see how the Sony Center was designed to resemble Mount Fuji in Japan.
But before you arrive at the Panoramapunkt, you have to go through the fastest lift in Europe. It’s so fast that you can feel it moving all around you and, in less than 20 seconds, you will be 100 meters above the ground on Potsdamer Platz.
A visit to the viewing platform on Potsdamer Platz
From the top, you have a fantastic view of many of Berlin’s most famous tourist spots. The TV Tower can be seen in the distance and all the beautiful buildings around the Berliner Dom on Museum Island. On the other side, you can see Tiergarten with the Victory Column in the middle of a sea of green trees. Turn your camera to the other side, and you will be faced with a panoramic view of Kreuzberg at an angle that is rarely seen anywhere else in Berlin.
But there is more than just a fantastic panoramic view up there on Panoramapunkt. If you look in the other direction, you can see an open-air exhibition with the history of Potsdamer Platz. Images show how the area looked before the Second World War, how it changed entirely during the Berlin Wall years, and rebuilt in the 1990s.
Besides the gorgeous view of the open-air exhibition, there is a panorama café on top of the Kollhoff-Tower. The terrace allows you to sit and watch the city below you in elegant style. The glass windows are a perfect shelter from the winds on top of the building and are great for those who just want to sit down and enjoy the view.
Together with the TV Tower and the Park Inn on Alexanderplatz, the Panoramapunkt has one of the best panoramic views that Berlin offers. If you want to see Potsdamer Platz from the top, this is the best place to be.
Panoramapunkt is open from 10:00 to 19:30 in the Summer months and from 10:00 to 18:00 in winter. You can buy your tickets here.
Panoramapunkt: A visit to the viewing platform on Potsdamer Platz
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