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Alexanderplatz, Berlin

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • This must be one of eastern Europe's grayest and most depressing squares -- worth visiting for negative thrills, but beware: it's dimly lit and somewhat unsafe at night. The food on offer is, of...  more »
  • A must see if you are in Berlin, perhaps best viewed from the TV tower also. Great transport links, you can probably add this in passing, and do not need to go out of your way to see.  more »
  • It was the most depressing square that we had ever encountered in 1991- it felt like we had entered another world- a cold August morning & the sky was so grey, matching the buildings. Not much has...  more »
  • Not overly excited about this place. It has a very large train station but the World Clock is what I liked the most. The people watching was fun. You should visit and decide yourself if it's worth the hype.
  • Good example (in my limited experience, and I’m no architect) of East Germany 50’s 60’s commercial square. I’m sure its been updated, but has that vibe still. The TV tower is very near by, if doing one, do the other
  • Nice atmosphere, lovely Christmas spirit. Though quite touristic, the place is full of residents who enjoy the market. We had excellent salmon sold by one of the stalls and we did some quaint shopping.
  • Wonderful nice and relaxing seat at the fountain. Toilet nearby. Had a walk found some good places for food and a nice pub with seats outside next-door to a curry wurst shop right outside the train station
  • Lively place where you can do a lot of shopping. In the night you can find some street performers and enjoy the music

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