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Alexanderplatz

Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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As featured in 3 days in Berlin
Ranked #96 of 418 attractions in Berlin
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Ice skating
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: In the 1970s, Alexanderplatz became an experiment in socialist urban aesthetics. The square is the home to the World Time Clock, a continually... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

You can find a lot of restaurant in the near. There is also a shopping mall and a hotel in the center. Some weeks there are festivals or markts there.

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Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I first visited Aexanderplatz some years before 1989. Drove my car through Checkpoint Charlie and parked outside a cafe at Alexanderplatz. Inside I bought a "Salami platte", quite nice and sat beside a lady who worked in a kindergarte. Got a short lesson how the politics worked for kidergarten and children in DDR. Many years later I went back here... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

For whoever wants to photograph both the world clock and the TV tower this is the place. There may be nothing more tan shops, shops and 2 malls (Galeria Kaufhof & Alexa, nearby) besides restaurants and Street performers but this is a part of Berlin, so see it, walk it, digest it and enjoy it, or go home.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

This place is very central and relevant for many other attractions in town. You may find several attractions around that my justify your visit here. Christmases market is one of the main attractions in December and at that time the place is vivid and worth the visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We visited on a grey day, so that didn't help, but really, there is nothing here. It's quite an ugly looking square. Have a look if you are near the TV tower, but otherwise your time can be much better spent elsewhere!

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

It may be different in summer or at Christmas but on a regular spring Sunday it was just a square filled with rubbish and people. A few shops around including a huge department store but the square is nothing to be marvelled at, at all! Not worth a visit unless you want to go to the shop.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The bustling hub of Berlin which has an energy about it which is infectious. Plenty to see & do and the heart of the city. It also has the ability to transport you back in time with its former Soviet-inspired design.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Great transport hub for any where in Berlin, this place also have plenty of options to have a quick or nice meal.

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Alexandersplatz is a huge modern square devised in the 1970s by the East Germans determined to showcase a modern socialist approach to architecture and city planning. By far the most prominent feature is the TV tower from which great views of the city can be obtained - day or night. (Sadly, the tower had 'technical problems' when we visited so... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nice to see well worth a visit great mall beside it and the xmas markets were superb as usual.To stand under the clock where Matt Damon in Bourne Supremacy was nice.

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