Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz
Alexanderplatz

In the second half of the 19th century Alexanderplatz was revamped into a modern transit interchange. It is one of Berlin’s most central squares located in the Mitte borough. There’s plenty of shops and attractions in this bustling transit hub, with Berlin’s largest underground railway hubs, subway lines and many tram and bus lines.

You will see restored historic structures used for various purposes all with their unique past stories to tell.

 

Alexanderplatz started out as a cattle market outside of the city walls.   Russian Emperor Alexander 1st, visited Berlin in 1805.  Honouring his visit, Frederick William III, King of Prussia, ordered that the district be named after him. Today many locals refer to simply as 'Alex'.

Still under the German Democratic Republic in East Berin, In 1960 this popular square was expanded and turned into a pedestrian zone.

  

November 4th, 1989 just before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, approximately a million protesters congregated in the square to peacefully oppose the GDR regime.  This was one of the largest demonstrations in East German history.

A few of the restored and aesthetically updated buildings on the east side are: The Hotel Park INN; formerly :The Hotel Stadt Berlin) This is the tallest hotel in Berlin with 37 storeys high and 1012 guest rooms, restaurants and a bar with breathtaking views that overlook the city,  Rotes Rathaus(Red City Hall located in the Mitte district close to Alexanderplatz is a historic landmark, built between 1861-1869. It is home to the governing mayor and the Senate of Berlin. This beautiful red brick building fills an entire city block.  Many rooms are definitely worth viewing), Haus des Lehrers :Teachers’ House) This building was built under the German Democratic Republic and noted for a mural named Unser Leben (Our Life)that wraps the building between the second and fifth floors displaying numerous aspects of life and work in the GDR,  the largest department store in the German Democratic Republic : (the Kaufhof,features a colourful 23 metre high fountain in front of the store named the Brunnen der Volker Freundschaft : fountain of friendship between the nations and the famous World Time Clock that shows the time around the world), The 18 storey high  Haus des Reisens :House of Travel) with wave-like mouldings made for concrete like the edges of a scallop shell, and the publishing house building.

Other sights and attractions at Alexanderplatz are: The Fernsehturm (TV Tower) the highest structure in Germany topped with a globe where you can take in panoramic views from its rotating observation deck and restaurant, the CUBIX and Berlinale cinemas,  and close to the square shoppers will love the huge five storey shopping mall Alexa.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Address: 10178 Berlin, Germany

Official Website: Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Fantastic place to stay in Berlin. Seems central to everything. Lots to go see and do all within walking distance. Plenty of shops, bars and places to eat.
Fred Byrne - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Nice place where you can find everything in one place. There are lots of shops for shopping and eating. Here you can find the weekly market and kids ride. It's near the train station. Recommend this place for shopping.
tabassu - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Super atmosphere, many people during evenings. Felt a little bit safe because of the police’s presence. Many popular shops. Amazing clock showing time all over the world. Many talented musicians and artists.
Joanna Ropińska - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Alexanderplatz is great as a starting point moving around Berlin. You can get the hop on hop off bus to get a great view of this historical and magnificent city. Also with direct links to the airport is easily accessible with lots of shopping and eating offerings. And the city is full of culture and young people which gives it an essence of a bustling atmosphere. And the night scene is amazing for all tastes . I wouldn’t mind living here at all.
George Charalambous - a month ago

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5 Star Rating A very large square in Berlin . A big shopping mall called Alexa is there with lots of shops and food options . Alexanderplatz has access to buses , tram and metro . There are not that many cafes but plenty of food places. It is walking distance to a nice street ( Mille ? ) . Not far from museum island .If you are going to stay in Berlin , Alexanderplatz is very central …
Oguz Cakir - 4 months ago

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Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram Line(s): S5, S7, S75, U2, U5, U8, M2, M4 ,M5, M6
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or MetroTram Station(s): Alexanderplatz

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