Before the Second World War the Potsdam and neighboring Leipziger Platz the bustling center of the city were. Two terminal stations, countless shops and department stores, theaters and movie theaters made the area the pulse of the city, so to regulate the hustle and bustle a bit, also Europe's first traffic lights had to be installed here. Between 1945 and the turn of a very different picture: The Berlin Wall led directly over Potsdamer Platz, was all around death strip and no man's land. After 1989 was the motto, breathe life back into the wasteland in the heart of the city. Sony and Daimler Benz built the complex with three skyscrapers, countless shops and major premiere cinema. The Potsdamer Platz is especially today the location of the stars and starlets in Berlin - not only during the Film Festival.