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Alexanderplatz

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Address: Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Ice skating
Description: In the 1970s, Alexanderplatz became an experiment in socialist urban...
In the 1970s, Alexanderplatz became an experiment in socialist urban aesthetics. The square is the home to the World Time Clock, a continually rotating installation that shows the time around the globe and Hermann Henselmann’s Haus des Lehrers.
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There are wonderful sights that can be seen by walking from Alexander platz, there is TV tower, as you walk on there is Neptune fountain and Berliner Dome if you continue walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Maybe I missed something, but it was okay! Just open space, some things to do. Maybe a little too touristy for me. I like to go somewhere with a lot more than shopping and food places. The clock was cool though for a little bit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting plaza, beer garden and stands for tourists but OK. Be careful of people on bikes, friend was hit by guy on bike and knocked down, cyclist did not stop just sped on. There are also low stone barriers in front of the hotel on the Platz, I saw someone trip on one and get a nasty bash on forehead.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

everytime I go here I am dissapointed. I brought my mum to Alexanderplatz to visit, and she asked me "what is there to do?", and after showing her the world clock and the television tower, that was about it. it's a train station with some boring shops. sometimes they have markets, but every stall sells the same things. We use... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

i like the east german feeling in this platz with concrete finish and old 60s buildings in the background. you can still feel the separation between east and west sides of Berlin when coming into this areas. you get into the time warp. i can find second hand stores in this area, the width of the road that fill with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The World Clock at Alexanderplatz is fun to see, noting how many time zones point x is from point y. The site is also a wonderful transportation hub for buses, trains, and the subway. It has many shops and restaurants. It is near one end of Unter den Linden and Nikolai Platz. The Rathaus (city hall) has a lovely clock... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are wonderful sights that can be seen by walking from Alexander platz, there is TV tower, as you walk on there is Neptune fountain and Berliner Dome if you continue walking there cool souvenir shops and near the Dome you can walk on the bridge there are vedors that sell memorabilia of East Germany era near DDR museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our favourite place when we visited Berlin. A great town center where there's something going on in every corner!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A historic location with several possibilities. Many food alternatives. Good shopping experience. Nice walking area

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A little underwhelming, A non descript square....cant say its nothing....but it isn't much! Some entertainers there were good though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It’s really not about the TV Tower… it’s just a place where you will find the big young crowd of the city. It’s surrounded by many shops as well (Saturn, Burger King, Primark, New Yorker…) so you can spend quite a lot of time here… It’s busy late at night as well. Oh, and you might want to check the... More 

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Address: Address: Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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