The Alexanderplatz was not only the center of the old East Berlin, architecturally it should also represent the center of the GDR. For this reason the place fascinates today still particularly because of its design width: leave the field wide highways from (including the Karl-Marx-Allee with Stalinist buildings in wedding-cake style) and lined with high-rise buildings located in the "Alex" also the tallest structure in Berlin: the TV tower.
Also in the immediate vicinity of the Red Town Hall are (the seat of the Berlin Mayor) and the historical model reconstructed in the 1980s Nikolai Quarter. Quite unsuitable for socialist ideas are around the Alexanderplatz, incidentally the oldest churches in the city, such as St. Nicholas Church from 1230 and St. Mary's Church of 1294th