In and Around Alexanderplatz

    Alexanderplatz walkingtour voicemap berlin
    2015 10 8 hs glasses
    29 Jun 2016
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Alexanderplatz has a mythical status in Berlin history--from its seedy 1920s portrayal in Alfred Döblin's "Berlin Alexanderplatz" novel to the massive demonstration that took place there just before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. This tour introduces you to "Alex" and its surroundings--its history as a flashpoint between Communists and Fascists in the 1920s and 30s, its halting reconstruction after World War II, and the current plans for reinventing it. The tour starts near the Volksbühne theatre and winds its way to the Marx-Engels Forum next to Berlin's beautiful cathedral, providing listeners with a taste of the city's unique history as told through its architecture and public art works.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Volksbuehne Theater, Haus des Lehrers, Alexanderplatz, the TV Tower, the Red City Hall, the Neptune Fountain, St. Mary's Church, the Rosenstrasse Monument, the Chapel of the Holy Ghost, the Marx-Engels Forum

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour starts in front of the "Junge Welt" newspaper building at Torstrasse 6, near the intersection of Torstrasse and Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse. You can walk there from the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz stop on the U2 U-bahn line, or from the U-bahn/S-bahn hub at Alexanderplatz. The closest mass transit link is the Mollstrasse/Prenzlauer Allee stop on the M2 and M8 tram lines or the 142 and 200 bus lines.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Einstein Kaffee, the restaurant atop the TV Tower, St. Mary's Church, the DDR Museum

    Best time to walk:

    Any time with daylight.

    Precautions:

    Wear sunscreen -- most of the walk is unshaded.

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    If busy commercial Alexanderplatz gives you a headache then give this tour a try. It reveals hidden gems in the area and the GPS works brilliantly allowing you slip your phone in your pocket, as move through the streets, public spaces and historical perspectives of Alex. A really well put together tour, thanks VoiceMap!

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