The viewing platform at Potsdamer Platz
Located directly on Potsdamer Platz, the Panoramapunkt offers you a magnificent view of the city and features an exhibition on the history of the square.
The Panoramapunkt viewing platform – directly on Potsdamer Platz – gives you a view of of many different landmarks. From up here you can see modern architecture and historical highlights of the city. As well as the panorama café and an exhibition, the journey up is a special experience.
More than just a view
With the fastest elevator in Europe, you’ll be up on the viewing platform on the 25th floor before you know it. In just 20 seconds, you’re 100 metres above Potsdamer Platz. The Panoramapunkt is at the top of the Kollhoff Tower. The TV Tower at Alexanderplatz, the Berlin Cathedral on Museum Island or the Bundeskanzleramt and the Gedächtniskirche – there is (almost) nothing you can’t see from up here.
The building with the brick façade was completed in 1999 and is part of the Quartier Potsdamer Platz. Its famous neighbours include the DB Tower and the Sony Center – both of which can be seen from the viewing platform. On the 24th and 25th floors of the Kollhoff Towers you will find the viewing platform, a panorama café with an open-air terrace sunroof and an exhibition.
The Berliner Blicke exhibition
The open-air exhibition Berliner Blicke on the 24th floor features pictures and an audio guide to present the history of Potsdamer Platz. The exhibition inspires you to imagine what Potsdamer Platz must have been like in the past: busy and bustling – almost like now – in the early 20th century; the rubble and desolation from the end of the Second World War; the Berlin Wall, which passed right through Potsdamer Platz and divided the city and all of Germany. The revival finally caught up with Potsdamer Platz in the 1990s. With your own eyes, you can compare it to today and see how it changed during its history. Potsdamer Platz is now characterised by modern high-rise buildings, business people in suits and ties, and crowds of tourists.
The panorama café with its open-air terrace takes you back to the 1930s. The furnishings are reminiscent of the plain, elegant style of those times. With glass windows all round, snacks, coffee and cakes are available. The café is the ideal place to enjoy the sunset over the city.