Known simply as ‘Alex’ to Berliners, this large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin has been through many different incarnations of use in its lifetime. From a cattle market in the Middle Ages to a military parade square and exercise ground in the 19th century, today this square is a bustling meeting place where visitors congregate to hang out and take in the sights and sounds of the city. A fun fact for history buffs: one million people congregated here, on 4 November 1989 to demonstrate against the GDR regime shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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