Alexanderplatz in Berlin
Alexanderplatz in Berlin is a central square in the eastern part of the city, named after the Russian Tsar Alexander I. Known locally as ‘Alex’ by Berlin citizens, the square was reconstructed in 1969 by the socialistic government. It then played a central location for demonstrations and political events. The highlight of the square is the People’s fountain and the Urania World Clock which is ten metres high. The clock displays the local time of 148 cities around the world and is a visitor attraction in itself.
Visitors are drawn to Berlin’s Alexanderplatz for the many shopping opportunities. The square is also home to one of Berlin’s most visited sights, the Television Tower. The tower is with 368 metres the highest construction in Germany, and is further one of the tallest free-standing buildings in Europe. The Television Tower not only broadcasts TV and radio channels, it also has an observation deck offering fantastic views far beyond the famous and the city’s borders.
Take time to explore more of Berlin and stroll from Alexanderplatz along Unter den Linden Boulevard to Brandenburg Gate. The Brandenburg Gate is a must see sight, especially at night time when it is fully illuminated.
Explore Berlin City Centre
Discover the many famous sights of the city and the area surrounding Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, such as the Red Town Hall, Neptun fountain and the St. Mary’s Church. This church is the oldest sacred building in Berlin that is still in use today. Next to the Red Town Hall, visitors can explore the steeped in history Nikolai quarter, dating back to the 12th century.
Tiergarten is the Berlin‘s largest city park, located a short distance from Alexanderplatz. In the summer months this is a popular destination for picnics and sun-bathing.
Accommodation near the Alexanderplatz
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin near Alexanderplatz offers guests stylish accommodation for a Berlin city break. After a long day of sightseeing and shopping, soak up the excellent spa facilities. Guests can recharge with a drink in the Atrium Bar and admire the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium.