Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany

This postcard of Postdamer PlatzĀ (Potsdam Square) comes from Anika. The square is located in the German capital city, Berlin. It is located close to Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (Germany’s national legislature.) The history of the square can be traced to 1685, when religious refugees, including Austrian Jews and French Huguenots, like in my home country of South Africa, were given refuge in this particular area. This was done through the Tolerance Edict of Potsdam, which was promulgated by Frederick William, the Elector of Brandenburg-Prussia. Today the square is an important public space, which has seen some pretty rapid development of late. Thank you Anika, now I know where to go when I visit your stunning country!