Alexanderplatz is so much more than a garish square with shops, a big hotel and a famous TV Tower. From humble beginnings as a cattle market, through to becoming a pulsating hub of activity in the Weimar era and a central meeting point for the East Berliners, the square and its surrounding environs has a raft of interesting, lesser-known places and stories to explore.
From hidden GDR murals, a memorial to anti-Nazi protests, and a Stasi bureau that reveals the sinister side of the East German regime, this two-hour tour takes a circular route around one of the world's most famous squares, dissecting buildings, streets and memorials and discussing the history and architecture of the square itself.
About The Tour Leader
Mark Meadows has lived in Berlin since 2012 and is married to a German. The British national studied Philosophy at University in London and went on to become a globe-trotting journalist. However, he knew he would one day settle in Berlin, a city like no other where walking is easy and modern history is quite literally tangible. His love of culture across the spectrum makes the city even more appealing and his boots cover the streets in indefatigable pursuit of the fascinating, the obscure and the laughter-inducing.
€20 per person for 2-3 hours. Private tours and groups can be arranged in advance.