Alexander metro station Berlin underground
Location: Alexanderplatz, Berlin. Germany
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Alexanderplatz is a square located in the Mitte district of Berlin's city centre, immediately beneath the Fernsehturm and the World clock. The square was named in honor of a visit of the Russian Emperor Alexander I to Berlin in 1805 by order of King Frederick William III of Prussia. Although is not particulary beautiful, this square is an iconic place of the city and it is one of Berlin's obligatory sights.

It has S-Bahn (railway) and U-Bahn (underground) stations as it is a neuralgic center of the public transport in Berlin. U-Bahn stands for "Untergrundbahn", which means literally "underground railway". It is the biggest underground network in Germany, with over 170 stations spread across ten lines.


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