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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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10178 Berlin, Germany
Mitte (Borough)
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a hip and happening place. There are hotels, shops, restaurants and bars. There is the underground and train stops. The square was named after Tsar Alexander when it was a rather smelly farmer's market and slaughterhouses. However despite recent developments it also displays...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If it hadn't been for Christmas decorations and additional surrounding, its nothing to be impressed about. The area is nice for shopping and hanging around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Venetiasamos
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the heritage of the East Germany, full of glass and concrete and empty on character. Very popular among youngsters, migrants and budget tourists - just because it is full of cheap stores and cheap street food options.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bryuzga
Reviewed 1 week ago

here is a must to see for your berlin trip! i've been there during xmas holidays and it was very nice and lovely!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Monica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was happy to have seen some of the most historical places in Berlin and could imagine the history of this place.

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during the Christmas season. It was busy and festive with the Christmas market on. The Christmas market had a huge Ferris wheel, and several fun rides for children. In the center is an outdoor ice skating rink. Even if you do none of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best Christmas markets we visited and , as we were staying nearby, we visited regularly! Sausages and Gluhwein were the main attractions. Very lively and a bit nostalgic for me as I first came here when it was still in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finishing on the 28th of December is one of the best Xmas markets I've ever been. It has tipical German and Xmas food and drinks like the warm wine. Amenities like ice skating and lots of hand made shops where you can buy presents and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zabixu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite an amazing day in this area. Poignant past and hopes for the future too. Berlin is a must do. And this is well worth stopping at.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank susan l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this place for everyone) you can spend a fun time with your family. Hot drinks and delicious food 👍

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 29, 2018|
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Response from Tomas M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe that the shops are open on Sunday.
Mark G
August 5, 2018|
Response from MaximusCruiser | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of places to grab breakfast, especially near the train and subway stations.
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Andyhud | Reviewed this property |
As the others say, if you walk around you will find some down the streets that are quite nice or Visit karl marx Allee and you will find a few (this is where the Berlin beer festival is held).