Alexanderplatz berlin map
Map of alexanderplatz berlin. Alexanderplatz berlin map (Germany) to print. Alexanderplatz berlin map (Germany) to download. Alexanderplatz is a central square and traffic junction in Berlin Mitte district (see alexanderplatz berlin map). One of berlin most visited squares, Alexanderplatz is the site of many attractions and sights in Berlin. "Alex" to Berliners, a cattle market in the Middle Ages, a military parade square and an exercise ground for nearby barracks until the mid 19th century - Alexanderplatz is the square named to honour Alexander I, Tsar of Russia, on his visit to Berlin in 1805. It was here that Alfred Döblin took the pulse of the cosmopolitan metropolis portrayed in his 1929 novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" filmed by Fassbinder for a TV series as a portrait of the bustling city in the 1920s before the imminent Nazi takeover.
Layer upon layer of Berlin urban history is located in Alexanderplatz (as its shown in alexanderplatz berlin map), interweaving centuries of social, political, and architectural history and repeatedly the subject of public debate and urban design competitions. The transformation of Alexanderplatz into a modern transit junction and shopping area came about during the second half of the 19th century with developments such as the construction of the S-Bahn, Berlin surface rail network in 1882 and the underground railway from 1913. Devasted during the war the square of alexanderplatz gradually developed into the pedestrian zone during the 1960s becoming a popular if rather amorphous urban area.
Amongst the sights to look out for alexanderplatz berlin are the 365 metre TV Tower, Berlin highest construction topped by a globe (turned into a pink football during the 2006 World Cup Event) with a rotating viewing platform. The "Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft" (Fountain of Friendship amongst Peoples) and the landmark World Time Clock erected in 1969 serve as popular meeting places all in alexanderplatz berlin map. Berolina House by Peter Behrens now houses a large retail clothing store. The alexanderplatz berlin shopping mall was opened in 2007, and a multiplex cinema attracts a number of film enthusiasts every day.