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Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz remains the largest urban square in all of Germany and is a central meeting place in Berlin, located in the Mitte District.  At its center is the large railway station (Alexanderplatz) with connections to many subway (U-Bahn), tramway (Strassenbahn), city trains (S-Bahn) and buses.

Named after the Russian Czar Alexander I, who visited the capital of Prussia in 1805, "Alex" became a traffic hub when a train station was established there in 1882.

Alexanderplatz took on its present form in the 1960’s after being ravaged in World War II. After the war it became the center of East-Berlin and used as a showcase of socialist architecture. This resulted in some unattractive buildings like the former Centrum department store and the Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower). In 1969 two more monuments were added to the square, the Weltzeituhr (World Time Clock) by Erich John and the Fountain of International Friendship.

The Fountain of International Friendship is a circular fountain; at its center is a modern structure that consists of a series of basins along which water flows down.

The square was known to be one of the least attractive from an architectural point of view, so the city of Berlin commissioned an architectural competition which was won by Hans Kohlhoff (one of the architects who designed Potsdamer Platz). The plan resulted in a complete redevelopment of the square, as well as the renovation and reconstruction of surrounding buildings.

If you look up, socialist art adorns a number of the buildings surrounding the square, created by artist Walter Womacka.

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Evening Berlin Food Tour by Bike, Berlin, null
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Evening Berlin Food Tour by Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 820 Reviews

See Berlin by night and get to know its cutting-edge restaurant scene on a 4.5-hour bike tour, led by an expert local guide. You’ll see all the city's ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.01
Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour Including Spree River Boat Cruise, Berlin, Food Tours
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Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour Including Spree River Boat Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 178 Reviews

Enjoy a 1- or 2-day Berlin City Circle hop-on hop-off tour and an 1-hour boat tour on the river Spree. The Hop-on-hop-off buses take you to Berlin's main ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $35.44
Private Custom Berlin Walking Tour: Best Sights of Berlin, Berlin, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private Custom Berlin Walking Tour: Best Sights of Berlin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy a private walking tour in Berlin and see the following sights within a few hours: Alexanderplatz, Brandenburger Gate, the Stone Memorial, Unter den ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $91.45
Private Tour: Luxury Berlin Highlights and Districts Tour, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Luxury Berlin Highlights and Districts Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 54 Reviews

Indulge yourself with an exclusive and private 3-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin and explore it’s famous highlights and districts. Guided by your native but  ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $216.05
Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City, Berlin, Private Transfers
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Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City

This 3-hour private guided tour explores the surviving monuments of the East German regime including the infamous Berlin Wall and Stasi headquarters. Your ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $390.00
Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin, Berlin, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin

3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

This 3­ hour tour explores the surviving monuments of the East German regime including the infamous Berlin Wall and Stasi headquarters. A historian will ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Private Tour: Half-Day Luxury Berlin Highlights Tour, Berlin, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Tour: Half-Day Luxury Berlin Highlights Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Indulge yourself with an exclusive and private 2-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin and explore it’s famous highlights. Guided by your native but fluent English ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.89
Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture, Tyranny and Tolerance, Berlin, Private ... 
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Private Half-Day Tour of Berlin: Capital of Culture, Tyranny and Tolerance

Embark on a 3-hour history tour with a scholar guide, that considers the 300-year evolution of Berlin from Prussia’s cultural capital, to the bustling ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $390.00
Private Berlin City Highlights Tour by Night, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Berlin City Highlights Tour by Night

Experience Berlin at night with a Berlin born private guide in a 1.5-hour city night tour and see the wonderfully lit sightseeing highlights of Berlin at ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $136.03
Berlin Bike Tour, Berlin, Night Tours
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Berlin Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16532 Reviews

There's no better way to see the sights and learn the history of Berlin than by joining a bike tour! You get to have fun and socialize, have some exercise and ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.01

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