Alexanderplatz is a square in the eastern part of the city named after the Russian Tsar Alexander I. It’s also a busy and convenient transportation hub with S-Bahn, U-Bahn, regional rail, buses and trams servicing the station, helping you quickly get in and around the rest of Berlin.
In the 1960’s a reconstruction of the square saw many iconic landmarks built like the Weltzeituhr, the Urania World Clock, and the Television Tower. Standing 368 m tall, the tower is the highest construction in Germany and also one of the tallest free-standing buildings in Europe. Besides broadcasting TV and radio, the tower also has an observation deck that boasts fantastic views of Berlin and beyond.
Landmarks nearbyAlexanderplatz is a great starting point to explore the city center. In fact, between the square and our hotel, you’ll find a bounty of stunning buildings and landmarks such as the Red Town Hall, the Neptune Fountain and St. Mary’s Church, the oldest sacred building in Berlin that is still in use today.
Explore a little more and you’ll discover Nikolaiviertel, the Nikolai Quarter, between the Red Town Hall and the River Spree. It’s one of Berlin’s oldest residential areas, dating back to the 12th century, and perfect for an afternoon of wandering amongst medieval laneways and a night of fun in its many restaurants and bars.
Further afield and over the River Spree is the Unter den Linden Boulevard. The boulevard is home to grand buildings and architectural landmarks including the Brandenburg Gate, a must-see at night when the structure is fully illuminated. Past Brandenburg Gate is Tiergarten, Berlin’s largest city park and a popular summertime destination for picnics and sun-bathing.