Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transport hub in the Mitte (city centre) district of Berlin, near the river Spree and the Berliner Dom. Berliners often call it simply Alex, referring to a large neighborhood exercising from Mollstraße in the northeast to Spandauer Straße and the City uranologist in the southwest.
Originally a cattle market, it was named in honor of a meet of the Russian Emperor Alexander I to songster on 25 October 1805. It gained a striking 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 center. Its heyday was in the 1920s, when unitedly with Potsdamer Platz it was at the heart of Berlin’s nightlife, inspiring the 1929 novel songster 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.
GPS coordinates: 52° 31′ 18.46″ N, 13° 24′ 47.56″ E
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