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Alexanderplatz, Berlin

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Really busy tourist spot with street theatre shops market stalls and of course a plethora of bars and eating spots. Well worth a visit - or stop off for a break there if you are on one of the bus tour...  read more »
  • A temple of consumption with cult status. Why, whatever. Ladies go here. Been today with baby here. The child cries, the mother is breastfeeding, the security refers to the nursing mother in their corner. You're really lame
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  • In addition to the site's history, it has a lot to do here; The television tower with its views of the city (be prepared to queue up to go up the Tower). Here are several large department stores including Primark and its low prices. Many hotels and restaurants are located in this area. This is also a major hub for tram, Metro and trains. Clearly worth visit is free if you do not go up in the TV Tower.
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  • Its nice but there are better christmas markets in Berlin, like the one in Charlottenburg in front of the palace.
  • Let's be nice and not naughty - "alle Jahre wieder" it's Christmas market time in Germany. While that adds some color to the otherwise grey and winter-esk city, the influx of Christmas-related booths is astonishing. Too many people seem to be willing to spend money on overpriced bratwursts, cotton candy, sugar-glazed apples, and the like. Especially around Alexanderplatz there are 4 different Christmas markets, with this one being the least unique one. You can't really avoid it if you make your way from the subway to the city train, or into one of the department stores there. Plenty of booths with everything Christmas, but it's lacking the charm of the market at Gendarmenmarkt or at Kulturbrauerei. If you want to see a proper Christmas market I recommend you check out these two (in Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg).
  • The biggest weihnachtsmarkt on Berlin. You can have fun there, frink a lot of beer, gluhwein and other alcohols. Also really nice place to spend some time with your family. You can feel X-mas here.
  • Netter Weihnachtsmarkt, Preise ziemlich hoch. Personal unfreundlich, muffelig. Naja, ist halt Berlin.
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