Alexanderplatz is located in the centre of Berlin, in the Mitte district. The inhabitants often simply call it Alex, referring to the whole surrounding area. Its name comes from the Russian Emperor Alexander I himself, that visited the city in 1805; before his visit, it was called Ochsenplatz (oxen square).
Nowadays, this place remains one of the most important cultural, social and commercial centres of the oriental portion of Berlin. As many other parts of the city, even this one has sustained important damage during WWII: this was a reason for the modernization that the area has undergone, such as the construction of the Haus des Lehrers (house of the teachers) and the adjacent Kongresshalle (congress hall). Another interesting spot is the Urania Weltzeituhr, located right in the centre of the square: its 24 sides show the time zones of cities all around the world.
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