9) Potsdamer Platz
By the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Potsdamer Platz was one of the busiest squares in Europe, lined with hotels, department stores, and restaurants. A monument from that time, when trams, horse-drawn buses, and newly invented automobiles bustled here, is a replica of the first traffic lights erected in Europe.
By the end of the Second World War the square was almost totally destroyed, and the wasteland became the converging point of the British, American and Soviet sectors. Any...
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