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Alexanderplatz

Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #114 of 463 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is such a busy place it can make you dizzy, the day we went had loads of market stalls with people selling all sorts of vegetarian food so we went for a German sausage - YUMMY!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to feel like a Berliner this is a good place to try to do so. Just standing there and looking around while trying to imagine how this place was looking 200 years ago is great. Good donuts as well.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The warehouse "Kaufhof" has an extensive amount of products on the square is a lot to do, try to visit on a Saturday. There are not many places ro eat, go towards the railway station in an under the railway bridge are several cheap restaurants and sandwich shops. Very fun place to be on Saturday and nice weather.

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Fort Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

When we visited in late July the Street Performers Festival was on so the square was full of booths. Food booths, sales booths and spots for performers. It was a great time to go there. We had a full dinner at one large food place that was set up like a restaurant but outdoors. The street performers we saw were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We visited when Oktoberfest was on which was great! I think it could be a little quiet when it's not there. Couldn't imagine it not being there as we visited most evenings!

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited Alexanderplatz in October 2013 while in Berlin. Probably it is good place to visit, however at that time there was a lot of construction going on, and everything was covered in dust. Before going there, check if construction has completed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice view from the top! Unless you drink something it takes maybe 15mins up there. Theres a Long line so make sure to order tickets in advance or theres an option of buying tickets and come back 1-1.5hours later and go up. It's nice but I wouldn't say it's a must see compare to other places.

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Krnov, Moravskoslezsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Well, Alexanderplatz seemed to me like a plain and empty space when visiting it for the first time (Friday morning). No atmosphere, just a large area of paining concrete. Very average experience. Anyway, thanks to our return two months later, my opinion about the square completely changed - likely due to Saturday afternoon, the place was full of people, entertaining... More

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Your visit to this grand square in the center of Berlin will expose you to all different cultures from Germany and many other countries. Taste the atmosphere during a demonstration or imagine how it must have felt 30 years ago before the wall fell. The Alexanderplatz does have the feel of commercial center with the Kaufhäuser along side, however to... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was the main square for East Berlin. Yes it may look grey and concrete but I think that is part of the character as this is what it would have looked like during the time of the Berlin Wall. I don't think they should tear it down and make it look all modern like Potsdamer Platz. Having a combination... More

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