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Alexanderplatz

Address: Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Ice skating
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Owner description: In the 1970s, Alexanderplatz became an experiment in socialist urban...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 rotating installation that shows the time around the globe and Hermann Henselmann’s Haus des Lehrers.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

for me, what made this area stand out, were the people... It was kinda a meeting place for all walks of life... My hotel was right there in the plats, so I could sit at the fountain and just people watch

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

When I read the Reader's Digest stories of daring escapes from East Germany, I never dreamed that one day I would walk freely across the street in Alexanderplatz. Over the decades, many wonderful people seeking freedom had been shot to death for attempting to make the same short journey, before the Wall came down. Looking around at the thriving businesses... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of shops just another shopping centre just outside the main centre of Berlin. Lots of street vendor is a bit like Piccadilly Circus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This square totally made my day! I was super bored walking around Alexanderplatz waiting for my turn on the TV tower and because it was already pretty late there was no much open so when I saw that in the middle of nowhere,there were several tumblings I couldn't believe it! Germans are so cool!!! After jumping myself like a 5-year-old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was based here during my 6-day stay in Berlin and it kind of covered every single thing I needed. It had originality, it had class and it kind of fully represented the great multi-cultural feel of the entire city. Definitely the place to be in Berlin.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

nothing special, just a bunch of fast food resturants :- burger king, kfc, dunkin donuts. then theres balnd shops like a primark and the like. not much to see or do. took us couple of minutes to walk around. nothing special to see or do. can do it in 10 minutes. tv tower is there if your wanting to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I visited it more than once and i liked it everytime. It´s quite calm during the week but pretty crowded at the weekend. There are fashion shops like Primark, CCC, Galeria, New Yorker..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I really can't imagine what people like about this enormous concrete square, with more concrete buildings of the main stream shops and fast food restaurants you find in any major city. There is nothing to do, nothing to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's one of Berlins most famous areas, with the square, shopping the Television Tower and a must visit, so they say. Well for me on a cold January afternoon it was bleak. You get off at the S Bahn station and head towards the square. There are a few interesting things like the fountain and the clock but other than... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The broadcast tower stands like an unwilling giant in the middle of a nuclear fallout area. The whole place is a piling of gray concrete blocks, as dull and sterile as only the most delusional communist modernism could ever conceive. But, this is what *could* make it interesting for some. The reason I give it a low rating is the... More 

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