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Alexanderplatz

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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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Busy place, great for a long weekend

Just back from visiting Berlin for four days with friends. It's true to say it was like being dropped into the middle of a party in full swing. Busy and buzzing. A gathering place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just back from visiting Berlin for four days with friends. It's true to say it was like being dropped into the middle of a party in full swing. Busy and buzzing. A gathering place for travellers from all over the world. Great transport links that are on time, reliable and cost little. There is a variety of food and restaurants... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Large square in the center of the former East Berlin is relatively dirty, full of homeless people, not interesting and not inspiring place. Maybe the only interesting part of the place are street performers - some of them were quite good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of things to do, anything from different shops and places to eat, always some kind of show. Or just get a beer and hangout with your friends.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When we visited Alexanderplatz we found it to be very chaotic. It was full of stalls and it was not easy to cross from one side to the other. In my opinion the beauty of the square could not be appreciated. It is much nicer at night.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Worth going to for shopping, relaxing, having a quick bite. There are many parks and interesting buildings around the place!

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Echallens, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

From nice to ugly building, Alexanderplatz is definitely a place to see but maybe not to hang around too long (mostly fast foods and not so interesting bars) - Perfectly located to do some shopping as pretty much everything is available. Do not miss the television Tower

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Berlin will always be special to me and this place is extra special and must when visiting the city.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I don't know what happens other days, but when I was there the place was dirty. The fountains were even dirtier. It was full of homeless and drunk people. Very disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Just a touristy market, other markets are more interesting. I would think other types of markets are more interesting, such as Street Food Thursday at Markt Halle Neun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Alexanderplatz is a great place for gathering, shopping and just wandering around. It's history makes it remarkable area but there are also nice shops to spend some time.

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Address: Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte

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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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