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.
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 »
Have been to Berlin so many times and never ever failed to visit Alexanderplatz! This place is always packed with tourists however during this visit it was shocking to see only a handful of tourists.... 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
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