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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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  • Yes, I know a lot of history has happened at this location, although to be perfectly honest, there is not a much to see at Alexanderplatz. 
    Yes, I know a lot of history has happened at this location, although to be perfectly honest, there is not a much to see at Alexanderplatz.  more »
  • Run down open shopping square with a lot of beggars and drunken bums. Walking there, especially close to the DM corner, is not easy due to the dirt, broken pavement and gathering of the bums. We've.....  more
    Run down open shopping square with a lot of beggars and drunken bums. Walking there, especially close to the DM corner, is not easy due to the dirt, broken pavement and gathering of the bums. We've.....  more »
  • like most of berlin, nothing seems to have been planned, resulting in a mess. i can now understand why a certain dictator wanted to flatten berlin. alexanderplatz is such an unrelaxing place where....  more
    like most of berlin, nothing seems to have been planned, resulting in a mess. i can now understand why a certain dictator wanted to flatten berlin. alexanderplatz is such an unrelaxing place where....  more »
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  • At this time it is getting ready for Christmas. It is one of the most happening place of Berlin. Well connected. It’s highlight its iconic tower. The Christmas market is ready and is attracting people. The place is also having some of the best restaurants in Berlin.
  • Very beautiful square. In a the center of the city, circled by so many monuments and sight seeing. The fountains are fabulous at night. It's also got a lot of cafes and restaurants/fast food and the tower of television, of course. Easily accessible by public transportation. A must visit!
  • Last time I was there in 1987. Lots has changed. But with respect for history some very valuable sites have been preserved. Absolutely a must go to place in Berlin.
  • Best place and the central place to chill. Pretty much you can get anything here. While it's where the Christmas Market is . It's stunning during winters.
  • It is not a tourist trap as check- point Charley, but there is nothing really special about it. Move away from it radially several streets and it gets much more interesting..

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