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Alexanderplatz from the Fernsehturm
Alexanderplatz from the Fernsehturm

Alexanderplatz  is a large open square and public transport hub in Berlin city centre, near the river Spree and the Berliner Dom, at 52°31′19″N, 13°24′47″ECoordinates: 52°31′19″N, 13°24′47″E. Berliners often call it simply Alex. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 756 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2178 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 756 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2178 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Alexanderplatz. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... This article is about the river in Germany. ... Berliner Dom Berliner Dom by night The Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral in Berlin, Germany was built between 1895 and 1905. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Originally a cattle market, it was named in honour of a visit of the Russian Emperor Alexander I to Berlin on 25 October 1805. It gained a prominent role in the late 19th century with the construction of the station of the same name and a nearby public market, becoming a major commercial centre. Its heyday was in the 1920s, when together with Potsdamer Platz it was at the heart of Berlin's nightlife, inspiring the 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz (see 1920s Berlin) and the two films based thereon, Piel Jutzi's 1931 film and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 15 1/2 hour second adaptation, released in 1980. Aleksandr I Pavlovich (Russian: Александр I Павлович) (December 23, 1777–December 1, 1825?), was Emperor of Russia from 23 March 1801-1 December 1825 and Ruler of Poland from 1815–1825, as well as the first Grand Duke of Finland. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Roof of Sony Center. Potsdamer Platz is an important square and traffic intersection in the center of Berlin, Germany, lying about 1 km south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), and close to the south east corner of the Tiergarten park. ... Nightlife is the collective term for any entertainment that is available and more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... Berlin Alexanderplatz is a novel by Alfred Döblin, published in 1929. ... The Golden Twenties, in Berlin, Germany, were an exciting and extremely vibrant time in the history of Berlin, German history, and European history in general. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Rainer Werner Fassbinder (May 31, 1945 – June 10, 1982) was a German movie director, screenwriter and actor, one of the most important representatives of the New German Cinema. ... Originally broadcast in 1980, this television mini-series was adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and starred Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Gottfried John. ...


The Alexanderplatz has been subject to redevelopment several times in its history, most recently during the 1960s, when it was enlarged as part of the German Democratic Republic's redevelopment of the city centre. It is surrounded by several notable structures including the Fernsehturm (TV Tower), the second tallest structure in Europe. Because of its high profile, many newcomers to Berlin mistake the nickname Alex and apply it to the Fernsehturm instead. The Alex also accommodates the Park Inn Berlin and the World Time Clock, a continually rotating installation that shows the time throughout the globe, the 1932 Alexanderhaus and Berolinahaus by Peter Behrens, and Hermann Henselmann's Haus des Lehrers. “East Germany” redirects here. ... The Berliner Fernsehturm seen from a distance. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... The Berliner Fernsehturm seen from a distance. ... The Park Inn in 2006, following the completion of its new façade The hotel prior to the renovation, with its original 1970 façade The Park Inn Berlin is the tallest multistory building in Berlin. ... Peter Behrens (April 14, 1868–February 27, 1940) was a German architect and designer. ... Karl-Marx-Allee, towards Strausberger Platz. ...


Following German reunification the Alexanderplatz has undergone a gradual process of change with many of the surrounding buildings being renovated. Despite the construction of a tram line it has retained its socialist character, including the much-graffitied Fountain of Friendship between Peoples (Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft). In 1993 plans for a major redevelopment including the construction of several skyscrapers were published, but due to a lack of demand it is unlikely these will be constructed. However, beginning with the reconstruction of the department store Kaufhof in 2004, and the biggest underground railway station of Berlin, some buildings will be redesigned and new structures built on the square's south-eastern side. The Alexa shopping mall, with approximately 180 stores opened in Alexanderplatz during 2007 and a large Saturn electronic store is currently being built in Alexanderplatz due to open in 2008. German reunification (German: ) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in English commonly called West Germany). The start of this reunification process is commonly referred to... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ... METRO AG is a diversified retail and wholesale/cash and carry group based in Germany. ... Alexa may refer to: Alexa (name), including that of Canadian politician Alexa McDonough and Popworld presenter Alexa Chung Alexa (typeface) Alexa Internet, a subsidiary of Amazon. ...


Many historic buildings are located in the area around Alexanderplatz. The traditional seat of city government, the Rotes Rathaus, or Red City Hall, is located nearby, as is the former East German parliament building, the Palast der Republik, demolition of which began in February 2006 and is expected to be completed sometime in 2008. The Rotes Rathaus The Rotes Rathaus as seen from the TV tower The Rotes Rathaus (German: ) is the town hall of Berlin, located on Rathausstraße in the borough of Berlin-Mitte. ... The Palast der Republik in 2003 Inside the Palast der Republik in 2003, after asbestos and interior furnishings were removed Demolition work on the Palast der Republik, 2006 The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) was a building in Berlin, on the bank of the River Spree between Schlossplatz...


Alexanderplatz is also the name of the S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations there. Alexanderplatz is an Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U2, the U5, and the U8. ...


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Alexanderplatz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (412 words)
Alexanderplatz is a large open square and public transport hub in central Berlin, near the Spree river and the Berliner Dom, at 52°31′19″N, 13°24′47″ECoordinates: 52°31′19″N, 13°24′47″E.
The Alexanderplatz has been subject to redevelopment several times in its history, most recently during the 1960s, when it was enlarged as part of the German Democratic Republic's redevelopment of the city centre.
Following German reunification the Alexanderplatz has undergone a gradual process of change with many of the surrounding buildings being renovated.
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