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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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  • This square (which does not have anything green) hits with its Television Tower and your world clock. The word Alexanderplatz on a big poster next to the train station complete the landscape. The plaza has a large department store, food premises and many shops of clothes and other things. To cross the square are typical buildings of the Soviet era, which I found very interesting view. If you go to Berlin do not miss this place.
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  • Alexanderplatz is to Berlin as well as the Times Square is to New York. It is a symbol of cosmopolitan Berlin. In addition, in the vicinity you can enjoy several of the major landmarks of the city, such as "Berliner Fernsehturm" (known as Alexander Tower, tv tower), the fountain of Neptune, the peculiar and beautiful red brick building of the Rotes Rathaus (Town Hall). The region focuses so much trade and the main shops of the city, such as the Galeria Kaufhof (huge department store), the Saturn, Primark, as well as restaurants such as the Hofbrau beer garden. And almost always there are events in Alexanderplatz, Berlin's Oktoberfest edits.
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  • We were on a tour but decided to jump off here as everyone said this was a good place to go The area is packed with different restaurants and loads of food and gift stalls There is a station here as w...  more »
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  • Its nice but there are better christmas markets in Berlin, like the one in Charlottenburg in front of the palace.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Netter Weihnachtsmarkt, Preise ziemlich hoch. Personal unfreundlich, muffelig. Naja, ist halt Berlin.
  • It wast gut