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Alexanderplatz

Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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As featured in 3 days in Berlin
Ranked #102 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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Kalispell, Montana
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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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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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34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A great area to be in. Stroll around at your leisure in the market or just sit with a coffee and people watch. Plenty to do and see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

When the TXL bus dropped me off here I thought OMG this is the worst bit of Ex- East Berlin I could have been thrown into no wonder the hotel was cheap! I was so wrong! This is the best place to stay if you want to see all of Berlin. My Hotel was five minutes by tram away and... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited here in February and was very cold at the time. All the trains stop in Alexanderplatz so we would use this as a base to start off from. The shopping mall above the tram and tube station is fantastic - some of the Indian and Chinese McDonald type take away restaurants were amazing!!! Not expensive for a lovely curry.... More

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