Alexanderplatz is a large square and transportation hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin. In the past it was the centre of East Berlin. Nowadays many thousands of passengers and shoppers come daily to Alexanderplatz. On the square are several large department stores (Galeria shopping centre) and many smaller shops. The fountain on the square is a popular spot to sit down and have a rest.
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The busy railway station is next to Alexanderplatz
Many train, tram and metro services have a stop at Alexanderplatz Station
– S-bahn (S3,S5,S7) to Friedrichstrasse, Hauptbahnhof, Tiergarten, Ostbahnhof
– U2 to Stadtmitte (Checkpoint Charlie), Potsdamerplatz, Wittenbergplatz
– RE7/RB14 regional train from Schoenefeld Airport to Hauptbahnhof
– U5 to east suburbs. In future this line must connect the Hauptbahnhof
The television tower is 3 minutes walking from the Alexanderplat. It’s one of the tallest buildings in Europe (368m). A limited number of visitors is allowed on top of the tower. If you don’t want to wait (for hours) you should buy a ticket in advance on the internet.