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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

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

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

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

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

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

Alexanderplatz: Our 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 to visit
    The square is accessible 24hrs a day, but times for specific attractions varies.
  • What is the price?
    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 tips
    • 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

Good tour - The bus is the black and white one and route maps on bus

Good tour - only two comments: It wasn't clear from the voucher that the bus we booked was the black and white one (there are several companies operating so a photo would have been good). Also, it was hard to get a route map online to select the nearest bus stop to hotel. All staff very friendly. Pick your guide.

Berlin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/14/2016

Excellent clues, brill way to see the sights and lots of fun.

The service we received was outstanding, the pack was delivered to my hotel in Berlin, following my requests for this to be done via email. The clues were very clear and the box they came in was robust. The clue cards themselves were very professional and I really impressed with the whole product.

Scavenger Hunt through Berlin Reviewed by Charlotte, 10/01/2016

We saw a lot and had a good overview of the city

I would recommend this tour as the buses were frequent and live and earphone Commentary was interesting and clear. We had a good mixture of attractions and sites in the tours.

Berlin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 1- or 2-Day Ticket Reviewed by Catherine, 08/22/2016

We got to see a lot in a short time. We really enjoyed this tour.

We got to the tour late because of traffic getting to Berlin. Nevertheless our guide accommodated us and made it a great experience. The location of the seg2go office is in a great location with lots to see nearby. We highly recommend it.

Very informative and comprehensive tour of Berlin

Enjoyed seeing Berlin from this perspective. Careful if you print off confirmation on line, Ours showed an incorrect meeting place which cost us 15 euros in a rickshaw taxi to get to the correct place. The company have moved offices and our map showed the old office. You need to be confident on the road as a large proportion of the tour was in cycle lanes on the main roads.

Berlin: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour from Checkpoint Charlie Reviewed by Catherine, 07/18/2016

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