Potsdamer Platz’s current incarnation recalls its initial purpose as a center for traffic, trade, and commerce. The manifestation of its commercialism looks a little different than it did in the past—soaring glass buildings, futuristic shopping malls, and neon spotlights have taken the place of Potsdamer Platz’s grand hotels and elegant train stations. Still undergoing redevelopment, this crowded neighborhood continues to open shops, lounges, and bars among the surrounding historical sites that commemorate the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
East Meets West
Nice neighborhood, a wild mixture of old Berliners from East and West, as well as embassy employees from all the embassies around."
Consumers Speak Out
The location was good: peaceful surroundings with easy-to-reach transport and a good supermarket very close by."
Visited in 2013
Controversy Amidst Expansion
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Christoph Neumann lives and works in Berlin. He studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. He is the 2012 winner of the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Award. His work seeks to capture lifestyle, fashion, portraits, reportage and feelings. Chris has photographed all over the world, and was delighted to shoot his hometown of Berlin for Airbnb.