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Karl Marx Allee

Karl Marx Allee, Berlin, Germany
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Ranked #83 of 396 Attractions in Berlin
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Karl Marx Allee is a must see. The magnificently proud boulevard has to be seen as a contrast to Unter den Linden or Kurfurstendam if you are really to understand the differences between East and West created post Second World War. While there go to Cafe Sybille and read the exhibition boards - and if you are lucky listen to... More

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Getxo, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Karl-Marx-Allee is the street leading off Alexanderplatz through East Berlin down which you can see the best examples of Communist era architecture. It is worth visiting this street, which is wide and devoid of atmosphere to be able to compare it with the capitalist construction at places such as Potsdammer Platz.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This street has been built to impress! THe houses have been restored to their former glory. Unfortunately you cannot quite get the same experience of when this was THE street in Eastern Germany since most shops have moved away or closed up since the reunification. I recommend a stop at the "Kino International" - for culture as well as for... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

We followed the city guide tour on our first day in Berlin. As it cost nothing it was well worth it. Something not mentioned in the guide are 30 something informational stations along the route. They provide a lot more detail than the actual guide. Start from AlexanderPlatz on the north side out and come back on the south side.

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This impressive spacious avenue heading directly East from Alexanderplatz seems incongruously deserted. The large substantial building are apartments, which must have been homes to East German and Soviet middle grade offcials. There is an amazing absence of decent shops or commercial infrastructure. The east end of the Alee are two massive towers like two CHESSMEN where the avenue contuses as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We walked from Franfurterstrasse right down and through Karl Marx Alle (previously Stalinstrasse!) and right back up again. The architecture is a wonder to behold and the scale of the project is evidence of what human beings can achieve in a very short space of time. Intermittently you come across plaques all the way down both sides of this magnificent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

the Karl Marx Allee (avenue), formerly known as the Stalin Allee, is an architectural highlight in Berlin. Built as a monument, this part of the city offerd modern housing for the Berlin people compared to the old (but charming) small houses on Prenzlauer Berg. If you want a taste of the old communist era Berlin, don't miss it. Exit subway... More

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