Alexanderplatz in Berlin

Berlin Germany Tourist Information and Travel Guide

Alexanderplatz is Berlin's most famous city square.  During the communist era, it was East Berlin's commercial centre.

Important landmarks around the square include:

  1. Fernsehturm (Berlin TV Tower)
  2. Centrum Warenhaus (renamed Kaufhof) - GDR's largest department store
  3. Alexanderplatz Rail Station (seen below)
  4. Weltzeituhr (World Time Clock)
Alexanderplatz, Berlin Germany
Alexanderplatz, Berlin Germany

On November 4th 1989, around 700,000 East Berliners gathered at Alexanderplatz to rally against the GDR government.

The Berlin Wall came down five days later.

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