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Address: Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 was a great Christmas market with some of the things I didn't see in the other Christmas markets along the U2 line. Lots of sweets to buy, as well as great salami and meat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alexanderplatz it is a big square, lots of stores, restaurants, cafes and the place it is very animated, there are a lot street artists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great Christmas market with some of the things I didn't see in the other Christmas markets along the U2 line. Lots of sweets to buy, as well as great salami and meat sticks. Probably the best thing is the chance to drink a baileys white hot chocolate around an open fire in the freezing cold. There were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of activeties in the area Stores and big malls for shoping, good resturants The tv tower, city hall...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed by Alexanderplatz during our recent visit to Berlin. This public square has a history that dates back to the Middle Ages. In recent centuries, it was named for Tsar Alexander I after his visit to Berlin in 1805. Today it is also referred to simply as 'Alex' locally. During our visit in December, the square was holding an... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was nothing impressive for me, just a large square surrounded by tall, cold buildings. It's just a good transport hub as there are quite a few tram lines as well as regional trains leaving from the Berlin Alexanderplatz Bahnhof. The Christmas market has some very nice shops while others were clearly selling low-quality Chinese products at German prices, not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it says I visited in Jan 2017 it was actually July 2014. On our first day we walked one end of Berlin to the other and ended up here, we went back on more than one occasion, the clock is worth seeing and there are a lot of reasonably priced places to eat and drink.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip to Berlin began and ended in the transport hub that is Alexanderplatz, a huge concrete square in Berlin. We visited during Easter 2016 and then the square was full of market stalls and beer stalls. Impossibly busy, the square is thronged with locals and tourists throughout the day and night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautiful market that we loved wandering the alleys sampling the yummy foods on offer. Lots of handcrafted items for sale & little pop up eateries everywhere. The lights are mesmerising. The spirit of Christmas with families out enjoying the festive season together.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to see a real ice skating rink - lots of stalls selling many varied items Great atmosphere - in light of recent events felt very safe - due to new security arrangements Will love to return next year

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this was one of the best markets, there seemed to be more craft stalls than the other markets we saw. Plenty of food stalls and a few rides for the kids.

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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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