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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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This place is suitable for everyone..... It has big shopping malls, restaurants, food bars, cinema, many things to see, do and buy..... Fancy and also relaxing

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We loved spending some time in Alexanderplatz! The little shops are pretty touristy, but the ambiance is really fun... There are lots of locals there, as well. Just take some time and sit in the beer garden: drink a local beer and munch on a curry wurst. Totally worth it!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place is suitable for everyone..... It has big shopping malls, restaurants, food bars, cinema, many things to see, do and buy..... Fancy and also relaxing

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Ashdod, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Alexanderplatz is surrounded by a department store, a number of clothing stores, a gadget store, and a shopping mall, it's all there. You won't find the brands you can find in Ku'damm, but if you want nice clothes at a very reasonable price, you can go to the Primark store, if you want something a little better you can cross... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is basically a shopping mall, with the usual H&M etc. The restaurants aren't good here, either. unless you need to pass through the Ubahn station, skip it.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

You can find everything here. Surrounded by malls and shops. A lot of restaurants. The exhibition in the middle of the square is quite fascinating when I was there.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I wasn't that impressed with Alexanderplatz. It's a large square with a fountain in it. There's a shopping mall right next to it, but aside from that, there wasn't really anything noteworthy. You'll get good views of the tower, and should probably visit the square if only for that reason.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love Alexanderplatz and make it my first stop on every trip to Berlin, especially the small open air cafe opposite the station when Bratwurst & Berliner beer are always necessary. The thin I love about Alexanderplatz is that there is always something going on there, Christmas markets, Easter fairs, buskers, performances, October fest, the list is countless and its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Everyone told us that it's a good area of the city to stay in. When we got to Alexanderplatz we found it was really just a big plaza surrounded by shops, tourist traps, lots of drunks and immigrants children playing football at night, and a lot of husbands sitting on the stairs looking despaired while their wives were in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Primark and the shoe shop CCC give great value. Budget enough time the queues are remarkable! Very near other key sites, easy to reach via metro

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

the lonleyplanet guide describe the place as the ugliest in the world..... well i can agree with the guide,it's ugly indeed!

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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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