Alexanderplatz is a large public square ("platz") in central Berlin
). It was the largest public space in the former East Berlin
, the site of many official gatherings. Today it is a popular site for demonstrations, but they are not usually very large. Tourists
, and drunks
hang out by the central fountain. You can buy a tasty Berliner currywurst
at one of the stands in front of the big train station on the south side of the square.
After the Berlin Wall fell down, the north side of Alexanderplatz was developed into shops. One of the tallest towers in the world, the Fernsehturm ("television tower") looms over Alexanderplatz.