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Alexanderplatz

Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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As featured in 3 days in Berlin
Ranked #113 of 452 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Too many crowds, too much rubbish lying about, too many beggars, and very average shops. Nothing much happening here.

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Mapleton, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had a great time here because there was a man selling his bubble makers. He let our kids try his bubbles out and they spent about an hour blowing them and popping them. Other than that we didn't find it to be a must do. Although it seems that we walked through it several times throughout the course of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I had a few hours to kill today before I left Berlin. I decided to go to Alexanderplatz as I have not been here and walked around for a few years. From leaving the S-bahn or U-Bahn you could be in any major European shopping centre. It has everything shops, bars, cafe, restaurants. All the well known brands are here... More

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Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lots and lots of people there, and a lot of restaurants / cafés... I just wished they put some benches, bike paths and more safety measures regarding the tram. Also, if anyone asks "Do you speak English?" it's a Romanian beggar (sometimes using 7 year old kids). I really feel bad for these people being so aggressive and using this... More

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athens
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is the most famous of Berlin without some interest. There are several shops for shopping and food and of course beer, beer fights.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I happened to have a 15hr layover in TXL and popped into town for a bit of sightseeing, luckily it was a Saturday in summer and the square was filled with people, food stalls, clothes and other nick nacks, street performers and more. It was almost hard to walk around in parts from the locals and tourists streaming through the... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Clearly one of the places you have to visit in Berlin. We spent the best part of a day there, but partly because of a two-hour time lag between buying TV tower tickets and actually being allowed to go up in the lift to it. Mime artists, buskers, shacks selling beer, fresh OJ, Asian food and much, much more. My... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Like you return in the '70s, also it was dirty with strange people who make you feel unconfortable in the area. Nothing special as square, I also didn't felt some history there. In the area behind the TV tower, there is a parc with Marienkirche and the Rot haus. If you don't have time in general for your visit in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

It's the one of the busiest places in Berlin...at any time of day you'll be surrounded by hundreds of people...You can also find dozens of shops and cafes.. sometimes interesting fests take place right in the centre of the square...

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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

They were having the Oktoberfest when I went there, so it was really nice to see all the typical food, the crafts, the people, street artists! It's close to a nice shopping mall and a few department stores. Easily accessible by public transportation.

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