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AlexanderPlatz

 

At present, AlexanderPlatz is a huge open square and public transport hub in Berlin City. The AlexanderPlatz square was beyond the gates of the Berlin city. Previously it was a livestock market and later converted into a wool market and a parade ground.The name AlexanderPlatz was given after the Czar Alexander II.'s visit in the year 1805.During 1882, a regional train station was established and from then importance of the place became significant. It is mention worthy that during the Second World War this place was almost destroyed and later the entire region was renovated. It is the most important square in the city of Berlin .

 

Some of the major areas of AlexanderPlatz are as mentioned below:

 

Previously this place was known as Ochsenmarkt or ox market, it was renamed by Czar Alexander I. At present, it is popularly known as “Alex”.

 

Many important building of this place were destroyed during the Second World War.

It was in the centre of previous East Berlin and socialist architectures were showcased here. Huge television tower was made in this building.

 

It is one of the largest television towers of Europe ; it was built in the year 1969 by the Swedish engineers.

 

Weltzeituhr or the World Time Clock and the Fountain of International Friendship are the two major monuments built in the year 1969.

 

While visiting Berlin , it is prudent to visit AlexanderPlatz; it has both historical importance and beauty. Visitors from different countries visit the place each year. There are different hotels and restaurants that serve mouth watering multi-cuisine dishes. Again, there are also many coffee shops. After re-unification of the Germany , this region has been renovated and many buildings have been rebuilt. While visiting Berlin , it is best to take a short trip to AlexanderPlatz.





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