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Alexanderplatz

Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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As featured in 3 days in Berlin
Ranked #105 of 443 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Its just a centre of the city! Its right next to many restaurants, shopping mall and cinemas. Since its full of tourists hence you will definitely come across so many scammers during the visit. Nothing to scare about, just don't talk to strangers selling cheap tickets for tourist busses or asking to write you a letter in english to their... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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183 reviews 183 reviews
176 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Interesting square with fair where you can buy some food, souvenirs. A lot of other attractions and a biergarden nearby.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our Hotel was there.easy transport to whole Berlin.also great for shopping .it is very busy especially week ends.young people gather singing at week ends

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Kalispell, Montana
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144 reviews 144 reviews
62 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I really found nothing special about this place. It served as a reminder of how architecturally bankrupt the Soviets were. What a depressing existence to have been surrounded by those structures that totally lacked imagination or interest. I traveled behind the Iron Curtain in the 1970’s, and this area immediately reminded me of that gloom.

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Columbus, Ohio
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190 reviews 190 reviews
61 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is where Berlin feels most like a city like New York. Once the center of old Communist East Berlin (and there are some nice DDR relics in the square, like the World Clock), today it is a busy, gritty business center. I'd advise keeping a close eye on your possesions--it seemed like that kind of a place. Germany is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The square was a regular metro stop for us as it provides easy access for connections and for some of the attractions nearby. There are a lot of shops and eateries around, as well as some modern art, street vendors (1.35 euro for a Bratwurst. Bargain!) and pubs. Worth at least a short visit.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Alexanderplatz leads you into Mitte, is the stop before going to legendary GMF party on Sunday and on and on you can find anything at any time and if you just wanna stay there and have a drink by the fountain, check the Park hotel for some bungee jumping activity going on. Basically you'll feel that all of Berlin is... More

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Naples, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited Alexanderplatz to day 6 of our Germany trip. Our feet had been killing us since day 2. So we took a ride in one of those little "Cabs" pulled by a guy on a bike. (Totally worth the 10 E at this point in the trip). He dropped us off short distance in front of the TV Tower,... More

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Roscoe, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was sorry to see so many grey drab buildings...most looked like concrete slabs. We took a cab and asked to go to Alexanderplatz....the cab driver however, took us to a Mall across the street. We visited the Mall...did some shopping...and then walked across the street (mind you it was January...so it was cold and there was a lot of... More

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Kempten, Germany
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I felt a bit like in Moscow or in a time warp back to communism, grey buildings but nothing impressive, other areas are much nicer. Not worth investing time in this area

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