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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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nice view

although it's nothing but an average square, i liked the view of the TV tower and the fact that it's clean. and of course, the presence of Primark and other shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Alex is a fascinating and busy place to stroll through at any time. Night life highlights the busy bars and eating places while daytime focuses on shoppers and people out walking or enjoying a coffee as you watch the world go by.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We met our guide for a walking tour at Alexanderplatz and discovered what a terrific place it is for meeting and connecting. Plus, all the conveniences are there - food, toilets, U-bahn connections, and so on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

although it's nothing but an average square, i liked the view of the TV tower and the fact that it's clean. and of course, the presence of Primark and other shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is a very convenient spot that connects to everywhere in Berlin via tram, Subway or bus. During Christmas time they have the loveliest Christmas markets and in other times of the year those kiosks remain with interesting stuff (at least in this platz...not in the rest of platz in Berlin) Take a look at the famous World clock if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Alexanderplatz, in central Berlin, has certainly seen its share of historic events during the twentieth century. Whilst it's not particularly attractive, it's worth going to for cheap shopping and because it's the location of the city's TV tower. Built by the communist regime, this is a surprisingly handsome tower, both outside and inside. From the observation deck there are great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It is a very big square that you can find everything you are looking for. If you want a shopping center, there are more than 1. If you want a good restaurant, there are many. If you want to drink beer, there are many nice places....etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The square is not really pretty. But it has lived historical events. At the center, the TV tower which offers the possibility to enjoy a beautiful 360 °c view of the entire city from its top. Easy to go to by UBahn. It is also not too far from the River Spree.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The locals call it "Alex". It you don't know what they are refering at, it's Alexanderplatz in Mitte neighbourhood.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went there on Easter holidays and the place was full of small kiosks selling food or merchandise at quite a low cost. It is a great marketplace with lots of different thing to buy. In the surrounding area there are a lot of shopping malls adding to the place. Definitely worth a visit if you are around.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very multicultural square where you can find almost everything what you want, shops, transport links some memory and you can meet very interesting people here from all over the world and of course for me was the best Primark which is very lively here.

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Mitte
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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