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Europa Center: A postcard from the 60s

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Europa Center is a shopping mall built in Berlin in 1965. Located next to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, this building would become a symbol of West Berlin and its history.

Europa Center in the 60s in West-Berlin from a postcard

What is the Europa Center?

Located on the Breitscheidplatz, Europa Center opened its doors in April 1965, a little over 4 years after the Berlin Wall split the city. The building was based on American shopping malls, and once you enter it, you feel like you are on a trip back in time.

This happens because the interior decoration of the building used to be cutting edge back when it was built. And it still looks like that for some people like us.

We love the old-school visuals and hope it doesn’t change at all in the future.

via Flickr: hansaviertel’s Photostream

Felipe Tofani

Felipe Tofani

Felipe Tofani is a passionate designer with a penchant for crafting unique experiences and a mixed taste in music. As the curator behind this blog's explorations, he takes pride in discovering fascinating destinations. Whether unearthing hidden gems or sharing captivating historical narratives, Felipe is the creative force driving the stories you find here. Join him on a journey of design, discovery, and the delightful rhythm of unconventional tunes.View Author posts