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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. By using our Berlin travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Alexanderplatz and other attractions in Berlin.
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  • From here you can begin your acquaintance with Berlin, good panoramas with Tower is a clear boundary between the Eastern and Western parts of the city, right at the top and you can dine on the spinning platform if holidays, on the square is always fair and fun. You can then go to the River, cathedrals and museums.
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  • The Alexanderplatz square is not "cool" but Berlin's most dangerous place. That said, even the police. Here is robbery at the order of the day, there's stabbings, Johnny was murdered here, and here is traded with drugs. Some people understand warnings but never or only in the hospital. The Alex other place "not worth" at all, because the GDR Plattenbau and the stony desert are very ugly. The world clock is also DDR-chic and fallen completely out of time.
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  • It is a shopping centre located in the Centre of Berlin with clothing such as H & M, Alexa and Kaufhof stores. You are also restaurants, jugerias and fast food.
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  • It is really nice how you have so many different kinds of places in one square. I don't like it much at night though, so many dark corners. Note if you are bumbed because you didn't notice that public transportation is terminated between 1:00 and 4:00 on weekdays you can get a cab here, there is usually a line.^^
  • It's a busy city hub with stores, trains and people. Not sure how you can rate that. It's exactly what you would expect from any large city. It wasn't too dirty and we didn't see any crimes being committed so I guess that's a good thing. Signage for the trains are easy to find and read, that's a plus.
  • For anyone that has an interest in the cold war and a dividend Berlin, Alexanderplatz a fantastic place to visit. The architecture is stark and utilitarian and even today despite the big brands and department stores u can still get a sense of that communist era. As a transport hub it great. Bus, tram and train all connect making it really easy to get anywhere within the city. As a destination itself plenty of great shopping and attractions.
  • Nice mall with big and local brands. Food court is alright. I recommend the gelato ice cream at the railway station.
  • Large historic square with lots of shops and more. Has a small communist feel to it together with the overall modern look, making it even more beautiful. Diversity is always the best :)