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Local name: Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz in the 17th century was called Ochsenmarkt, or Wola Market, from the cattle trade taking place here. In the 18th century it was the site of the largest German wool fair. Then he was a parade ground. It received its current name on November 2, 1805, when Frederick Wilhelm III ordered him to name the Tsar Alexander I, who was just taken in Berlin. Today, it is the central communication hub of the eastern part of the city.

Every day, crowds of 300,000 roll through Alexanderplatz. people heading for the regional train station and S-Bahn high-speed city rail, as well as to the underground stations below. Tourists cross the square on the way to one of the biggest attractions of Berlin - the Berliner Fernsehturm towering above the square.

One of the most interesting objects on Aleksanderplatz is Urania-Weltzeituhr - a clock set in 1969, which shows the current time in 24 time zones.


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    Alexanderplatz map
    10178 Berlin , Germany