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Alexanderplatz, Berlin

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In the 1970s, Alexanderplatz became the centerpiece of East Germany's modern socialist approach to architecture and city planning. Alex, as many locals call it, has lived many lives over the centuries, including cattle market, military parade ground, center stage of one of the largest anti-government demonstrations in the country's history, and modern transportation hub. The square's name honors Tsar Alexander I of Russia, who visited the city in 1805. Today, the square attracts tourists with its iconic clock, a rotating installation displaying time around the globe. The nearby TV tower, the city's highest structure, features a popular rotating viewing platform. See Alexanderplatz and all Berlin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Berlin online trip maker .
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  • A symbolic place for the past to the present ... but unfortunately became a haunted place of tourists and scum in search of pennies ... inevitable place to visit in a hurry ... the deterioration is approached.
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  • Reference point on the East side of the city. More shops and Cafe, the tv tower next to it, the Red City Hall building on one side, cinemas, the huge park and hotel in the chaotic station of S + U railroad is here. GRIGORIS mikrogevmata please!!!! A memory of a visit
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  • If you want to stop at Alexanderplatz, do it as well. All means are good to get there, train, metro, tram and bus. The square is dominated by the television tower. Will I have seen better, but I wasn't much impressed.
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  • It felt as though I was in the heart of the city. Train stations and trams within a minutes walk from the 180 degree hostel. If you are staying here you will be within a short walk of many great bars and restaurants. It's also near the bus tours which is handy. 20€ jump on and off. Definitely worth a trip!!
  • Most lively place in the heart of Berlin. Always full of people rushing and shopping and meeting tour groups. Very well connected - bus, train, tram, underground as well. You can find everything here- food, fashion, electronics. Must visit the place. Last stop of bus number 100.
  • Great historical spot for tourists. Be a bit careful with personal stuff cause around here you find also a lot of thief's. Good shopping choices around the Alexanderplatz and nearby restaurants. Definitely really crowded on weekends.
  • Spacious plaza with bubbling tourists crowd flowing between countless food and drink kiosks. Many shopping malls around and Berlin tower above. Beer, hot and cold, wine, tens kinds of sausages, meat-and-cabbage etc. Small stage with music and sitting place in the middle. Highly recommended to walk about in the evening or shopping from the morning to noon.
  • Alexanderplatz is great. You can't visit Berlin without going there! The TV tower offers one of the most beautiful views of the city, good restaurants are all around the square and almost any kind of public transport stop in Alex! Enjoy some shopping, maybe a good coffee a take a walk. Bet of it when there is no seasonal market around the big fountain.
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