Breitscheidplatz is the true heart of Western Berlin. The ruin of the Memorial Church which dominates the square serves as a potent reminder of the destructive forces of war. Tourists stream here from nearby Ku'damm to mingle with artists, street musicians and young skateboarders. Surrounded by outdated fifties architecture, the square gains a cosmopolitan touch around the Weltkugelbrunnen, one of Europe's most innovative modern fountains. Plans are afoot to transform the square into a sculpture of light. Visitors will then be plunged into a haze of blue light, but thankfully only after dark.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Kurfürstendamm: U9, U15