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Potsdamer Platz Arkaden
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The Playce | Potsdamer Platz Arkaden

Shopping in the heart of the city

The former Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, the three-storey glass-roofed shopping street at Potsdamer Platz, shine with modern architecture - designed by star architect Renzo Piano. The large shopping centre was closed for a long time. Since September 2022, it has been gradually opening with a new name and a new concept.

The Playce: Shopping Paradise of Superlatives

The new shopping centre is called The Playce: a play on words from the English "play" and "place". You can look forward to a "shopping paradise of superlatives": 90 shops, 22 gastronomic establishments and three bars are to open on the ground floor alone, many of them as early as 2022. Art installations and events such as readings and live music will make the shopping centre even more attractive.

A shopping trip is already worthwhile this autumn year: interior and exterior areas have been redesigned, new shops, such as the multi-storey Barbie Bake Shop by toy manufacturer Mattel or the first Sustainable Superstore by Peek & Cloppenburg invite you to explore.

New food hub concept

Lovers of fine dining and entertainment are in for a treat: Europe's largest food hub, Manifesto, has opened in The Playce. The new food hub concept brings together Berlin food start-ups and outlets from Berlin star chefs with cultural and lifestyle events, education and entertainment. Spread over two floors, 22 restaurants, four bars and much more await you.

Robot vendor Gisela

In the basement of The Playce, directly at the transition to the S-Bahn station, shoppers will find a special attraction. In the entrance area of the retail GARAGE, a showroom of the Mittelstand-Digital Zentrum Handel, the Handelsverband Deutschland e.V. (HDE) and the EHI Retail Institute, Germany's first humanoid sales robot welcomes you. The cuddly robot assembles small cardboard robots right before the eyes of interested shoppers.


Directly below the shopping centre is a large underground garage with direct access to the arcades.

Near The Playce | Potsdamer Platz Arkaden 

Potsdamer Platz is also home to theatres, cinemas, restaurants and the futuristic SonyCenter. Leipziger Platz with the large Mall of Berlin shopping centre is located directly next to Potsdamer Platz.