In and Around Alexanderplatz: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Berlin

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Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Berlin, Berlin

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Alexanderplatz has a mythical status in Berlin history, from its seedy 1920s portrayal in Alfred Döblin's "Berlin Alexanderplatz" novel to the massive demonstration that took place there just before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. This tour introduces you to "Alex" and its surroundings, its history as a flashpoint between Communists and Fascists in the 1920s and 30s, its halting reconstruction after World War II, and the current plans for reinventing it. The tour starts near the Volksbühne theatre and winds its way to the Marx-Engels Forum next to Berlin's beautiful cathedral, providing listeners with a taste of the city's unique history as told through its architecture and public art works. The tour starts in front of the "Junge Welt" newspaper building at Torstrasse 6, near Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

What's Included

Lifetime access to Berlin: In and Around Alexanderplatz tour

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap Application

What's Not Included



Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Volksbuhne Berlin
The Volksbühne is one of Berlin's best-known theaters. It was built in 1914 and was devoted to serious drama for the working class. Today, the theater draws crowds thanks to its hip style and cheap tickets, which go for as little as 6 Euros.

• Admission Ticket Free

Haus des Lehrers
The Haus des Lehrers or the House of the Teacher was designed as a meeting place for people working in the education sector.

• Admission Ticket Free

Alexanderplatz was re-named in honor of a visit by Russian czar Alexander I in 1805. In 1989, Alexanderplatz played a crucial role in the so-called peaceful revolution that brought down the Berlin Wall.

• Admission Ticket Free

St. Mary's Church
Much of the present St. Mary’s Church comes from 19th century and postwar reconstructions. The original tower was built in the 15th century; the tower's baroque dome was added in 1790 and was designed by the same architect who did the Brandenburg Gate.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Marx-Engels Forum is a collection of sculptures by different artists all dedicated to showing the triumph of socialism. At one end, a white marble wall shows reliefs of the oppressed; the other end has bronze reliefs showing the happiness of life under socialism.

• Admission Ticket Free

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