THE GRÜNDERZEIT (THE ‘FOUNDING ERA’), TAKE TWO - Berlin since the fall of the Wall in 1989. Discover the ‘New Berlin’ on a stroll from Potsdamer Platz to the main railway station, walking along the join between East and West.


Probably no other city in the world has changed over the last few years as fundamentally and as permanently as the German capital. Stroll with me along the former course of the Berlin Wall from Potsdamer Platz to the Hauptbahnhof main railway station. Discover in the process, not least from a comprehensive collection of pictures, the new shape that has been given to the old and new centre of the city, once divided at this spot – see testament to breathtaking development, which without doubt only a very few people could have imagined over twenty years ago.

Meeting point: Reproduction of the historical pedestrian crossing lights on Potsdamer Platz (Map)