A piece of urban history.
On clear and cloudy nights alike: for the last 50 years, the Mercedes star on the roof of the Europa-Center has shed its light on the city. On sunny days, the star can be seen from as far away as Potsdam and one can only imagine just how much of the city’s rich and movemented history the rotating colossus has witnessed. In the middle of today’s City West, the building and the star on its roof have long been iconic of West Berlin. After the fall of the wall, thousands of East Berliners streamed into the shopping centre which the building houses.
And at the annual Loveparade shortly before the turn of the millennium, one and a half million people danced on the streets beneath the star.