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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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Another square with an interesting fountain

From almost everywhere in Berlin you will see the Television Tower and this sits behind Alexanderplatz . When there is nothing happening, it is used for displays, stalls etc... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Leicester - UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

From almost everywhere in Berlin you will see the Television Tower and this sits behind Alexanderplatz . When there is nothing happening, it is used for displays, stalls etc, that's about as much as there is but when it hosts an event it is a fine location. It offers somewhere to sit and reflect and enjoy the fountain in the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Compared to many places in Berlin Alexanderplatz is dull, drab and hollow. Out of all the places you could go in this truly amazing city, this should be low down your list. As a landmark it's useful, as you can see the tower for miles around and so gives you a sense of geography - and the tower itself is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you're into shopping, hanging around and eating all at one area. Alexanderplatz is the spot on the day time in Berlin. Malls, fast food restaurants, beautiful city area with lots of people doing the same. Young and fun vibe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We found the area very commercial and not very inspiring. It seemed to lack soul. It is worth going to have a look and walk around, but don't too expect much.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The trip up there is worth it!! Be patient as sometimes you have to wait in order to climb up. Even if you are afraid of heights you will still have a nice time. ;) and if you feel fancy (and with enough budget) have a romantic dinner at the restaurant.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Totally agree with Carlous. Just a windy open bit of concrete when we were there. We read that there were good views from the top of the Park Radisson Hotel which sits in the middle of the somewhat downmarket shopping centre. You have to pay 4 Euros to the concierge to go up in the lift, then climb another few... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you're visiting Berlin, you'll probably go to Alexanderplatz as the airport bus city terminus is here and there is a large train station here for both S and U networks. However in all honesty, it's just a big relatively empty square surrounded by commercial shops, hotels and the like. Walk a few blocks in either direction and you'll find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you want to go shopping for sheap cloths this is the place! It was à very nice shop! And the food at vapaiano is really good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited alexanderplatz for the Christmas Market and was not disappointed at all festive lights festive atmosphere. The stalls were fantastic selling really well crafted items the smells were fantastic. We then visited again during the day to look around the shops and it has a wide variety of different shops to suit everyone very pleasant lots to see and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

For catching buses (100 & 200- plenty of others!), the atmosphere is great and there are people from all over the world passing by! It is only a short walk to other areas of interest. There are many shops and restaurants- we visited the Galleria Kaufhof for breakfast. The views from the 5th floor were amazing!

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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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