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Address: Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Another nice platz in Berlin

Another nice Platz in Berlin. We went around, the TV tower and more. There's a very nice mall nearby. Nothing much else to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another nice Platz in Berlin. We went around, the TV tower and more. There's a very nice mall nearby. Nothing much else to see.

Thank Royi S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located next to tv tower and huge Primark store. Good for shopping and lunch/dining. Interesting story behind naming the square.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well it's the first day of the Xmas markets in Alexanderplatz got there around 11:30 busy the smell of pork knuckles and warm wine with apple and spice then snow wow being from Australia my Xmas wish came early , walked around so any beautiful things too buy , music playing and lights ..even ice skating ..found myself in wonderland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Berlin Oct 2011. Easy to find because of the big tower which can be seen from afar. They have a big shopping centre "Galeria", if you like your shopping. Less than 10 mins from Berlin Central Station if you use public transport.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only for shopping and to eat something fast. There is a Primark store and the famous Alexa shopping centre which is one of the biggest in the city. In December there is a Christmas Market in the main square.

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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time then allow yourself a whole day to visit Alexanderplatz. Right next to the underground and local train station its easy to get to. There is a huge Galeria Kauhof spread over 5 floors including a huge food hall. Then opposite is the once famous C&A store and a recently opened Primark store. if you have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed with this square architecturally but large TKmax and Primark etc in his space. It was grey damp and November so it may look better in sunshine

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Aachen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to see this, as you here the name a lot. It is a nice square to visit, with many opportunities to eat something fast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bustling centre of East Berlin. Not very clean, but still has some unique charm. Surrounded with numerous attractions and a lot of shops and shopping malls. Must visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great location with heaps to see and do. benefits also from being quite a quiet location too, which makes it suitable for families as well as couples/mates weekends away

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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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