In the days when Berlin was a divided city, Europa-Center was West Berlin's touristic highlight, fulfilling every wish a visitor could dream of. After a visit to the Tourist Infomation Centre on Budapester Straße, visitors could take the lift up to the observation platform on top of the building for a bird's eye view over the city. They could then eat lunch at the fountain and spend the whole afternoon shopping in the mall. The evening could be whiled away in the various restaurants and pubs in the basement. Nowadays, Potsdamer Platz has superseded Europa-Center as Berlin's major all-in-one tourist attraction. Indeed, nothing has changed at Europa-Center for years. The multi-colored lights and hazy glass mirrors are tacky and outdated in comparison to Potsdamer Platz's glitzy glass and steel look. The panorama terrace under the Mercedes star is also closed, albeit temporarily. In spite of all this, the place is still extremely popular amongst tourists and locals alike.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
- Nearest Train: Kurfürstendamm