Secret, sky-high views of the Sony Centre

A hidden cafe in Berlin's Sony Centre, Potsdamer Platz

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The spectacular Sony Centre at the heart of Potsdamer Platz is easily one of Berlin's most popular attractions - so much so that it's hard to believe it could possibly harbour any secrets.

But we're pretty sure few visitors realise there's a sky-high café hidden right beneath the famous, circus-tent-like roof. And the views from its ninth-storey terrace are, of course, very special indeed.

Amazing views of Berlin's Sony Center - from a hidden cafe terrace

The Helene Schwarz Café is part of the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (German Film and TV Academy), and although it's mainly used by students, the public are also welcome to drop by for drinks, snacks and reasonably priced midday meals.

Knowing about this hidden gem isn't exactly easy, however, as you can hardly see it from the ground and there are few signs advertising its presence.

Berlin secret sights: a cafe right beneath the famous Sony Centre roof
Few tourists to the Sony Centre in Berlin even realise this cafe with fabulous views exists

But take the lift serving the Film Museum and Academy up to the 9th floor, and you'll find entrances to the canteen as soon as you get out.

Quite literally a top tip.

See also:
Free art in the Postdamer Platz
Coffee and cake with granny: a cute Charlottenburg café
Stunning views from a student canteen

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: Potsdamer Platz 2, 10785, Berlin. 
Take the elevators used to access the Film Museum to the 9th floor, then turn right or left.

Note that the café keeps academic hours, and is only open Mon to Friday 8am-4.30pm. Lunches served from 12pm-2pm.

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