(Free Press Release) Alexanderplatz is a square in Germany named in honor of Alexander I, Russian tsar, in connection with his visit to Berlin in 1805. Founded as a farmyard in the Middle Ages, and until the mid 19 th century a square was used for military parades, as was located near the barracks.
It was here that Alfred Deblyn depicted the metropolis puls in his novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz", as a portrait of a busy city of 1920-ies before the inevitable absorption of Nazi Germany. On November 4, 1989 over one million people gathered here for a demonstration against the regime of East Germany shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was the largest anti-government demonstration in the history of Germany.
Alexanderplatz is located at the heart of Berlin and Germany history, bound for centuries with social and political intricacies. This place is the history of architecture and an object of repeated public debates as well as a place for urban design competitions.
Turning Alexanderplatz into a modern transit passage and trade areas occurred in the second half of the 19 th century with such events as construction of S-Bahn iin Berlin since 1882 and the construction of underground railway in 1913 in Germany. During the war the square has gradually turned into a pedestrian zone, and in 1960 it is becoming more popular among residents of Berlin and travelers.