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5 Unmissable Attractions Around Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz, a large square in central Berlin, was once the main commercial meeting point of Berlin's Socialist sector. Today it's one of the city's main transport stations and shopping centers. It comes as no surprise that there's a lot to see and do around there!

TV Tower

TV Tower

Standing proudly at 368 meters, the TV Tower is an iconic example of East German architecture and ranks as the tallest structure in Berlin - and, in fact, all of modern-day Germany. Book a tour here to get a truly extraordinary view over the city. You can even go all our and have dinner in the revolving restaurant!

Rotes Rathaus

Rotes Rathaus

Berlin's city hall is located just near Alexanderplatz. Distinguished by its red brick, the original building was heavily bombed during World War II. Following renovations, it became the seat of the East Berlin senate.

Nikolaikirche

Nikolaikirche

Unlike many other European capital cities, Berlin's streets are not lined with quaint, old-world buildings, but the Nikolaikirche is one of the exceptions. It was originally built in the 13th century and is now primarily a museum.

Weltzeituhr

Weltzeituhr

This eccentric clock displays the time in different parts of the world and was designed by Erich John, and constructed by Hans-Joachim Kunsch. It makes an appearance in many modern German films, such as "Run Lola Run".

Base flying from the Park Inn

Base flying from the Park Inn

From April to November, you can jump 125 meters from Alexanderplatz's Park Inn Hotel. Do it if you dare!

Our insider tips

TV Tower tickets

It's a popular attraction, so it's important to book your TV Tower visit at least a few days in advance. Please also note that due to minimal elevator facilities, there is no wheelchair access to the Tower.

Public transport

Although there are no barriers, the public transit system is not free! Undercover ticket controllers operate on trains, trams, and buses. After buying your ticket at one of the machines at each stop, don't forget to stamp it for validation. Don't get caught without a ticket - buy a Welcome Card, which also gives you discounts in certain museums.

Planning

Berlin is a pretty spread-out city - not only because of its former East/West division, but also because it grew out of several villages. Each district has a distinct character - if you want to get deeper into local life, plan for a day in each one.

Respect

Berlin has been the stage of a lot of dark history, and you'll notice there are various memorials and other sites commemorating these events. If you visit these, remember to be quiet and respectful so as not to upset locals and other visitors.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The square is accessible 24hrs a day, but times for specific attractions varies.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free of charge to explore Alexanderplatz.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not necessary, but guides for individual attractions and history of the area would provide fun and interesting insights.
  • How to get there
    S- or U-bahn stop 'Alexanderplatz' which can be reached by U2, U5, U8, S7, and S5.
  • Additional information

    • Alexanderplatz hosts many festivals, including Oktoberfest and Christmas markets. Visit between September - December if you want to get a taste of German traditions.

    • Get a taste for the variety of food Berlin has to offer! Surrounding Alexanderplatz are many places to eat, providing a variety of international cuisine. Take a break from a day of site-seeing and bite into a tasty Berlin meal.

What people are saying about Alexanderplatz

Friendly/knowledgable guide - great way to see Berlin.

Great guide - knowledgable - friendly - good way to Tavel around the city. I liked the flexibility- so could go to lots of places.

A wonderful dining and sightseeing experience all rolled into one.

Friendly and efficient security staff, a wonderful lady at reception who went out of her was to insure our party of 10 were seated together and waiters who really looked after us, add to that the wonderful pianist who set the mood , it all adds up to a great evening and happy guests.

Rob was fantastic and knowledgeable and above all patient and fun.

He clearly loves sharing his perspective and a glimpse into this unusual side of the art world and Berlin. The hands-on workshop was super fun and a great touch! Thank you for a great tour that captivated three generations from skeptical teen to octogenarian art lover and in between. Fab!

Berlin Street Art and Graffiti Tour and Workshop Reviewed by Geraldine, 19/08/2018

Excellent guide and most interesting tour.

Great tour also for English speaking people. Difficult to find hop-on spot at Alexanderplatz.

Berlin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary Reviewed by Stehling, 09/08/2018

Jamie qas fantastically informative. I learnt so much.

this is a brilliant tour. I am an historian and so know what the text books say but this was a real insider view. A very efficient way of learning a lot.

Berlin Insider's Cold War Walking Tour Reviewed by maria, 02/08/2018

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