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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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Christmas Market

Very small Christmas Market here, includes gifts & food stalls. There is s far better Market the other side of the station.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been to seven Christmas Markets on our trip and this one clearly fell short of expectations. Don't waste your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit while in Berlin! Lots of shopping areas around, restaurants and a very nice Christmas market! It's a good start of your trip in Berlin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is part of the total Berlin experience. its just one of these places that you must been too when visiting Berlin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very small Christmas Market here, includes gifts & food stalls. There is s far better Market the other side of the station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely Christmas markets in the heart of Alexanderplatz, with lots of stalls selling Christmas decorations, gifts & food (including bratwurst, rostis, potato chips, hot nuts, waffles, crepes & gingerbread). Make sure to try a glühwein or hot apfelsaft – you can either return the glass to get back your 3 euro deposit or keep it as a souvenir.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Germany for the Christmas Markets and went to 3. This was the best in our opinion. It was a good size and well laid out. They even had a snow machine. It looks like a good shopping centre, but we stayed in the Market.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alexanderplatz is a big place and multicultural, it was strange for me that I hear english language more than german language in this place and you can find many music bands play on the streets

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent three days in Berlin and i would stop at Alexanderplatz at least once everyday. There are a bunch of shops and restaurants and apparently there is a nice Christmas market. If your are new to the area this may be a good place to start.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most amazing places in Berlin it's Alexanderplatz, sparkling with lots of lights in particular during Christmas time ! Here you can see the Weltzeituhr and go shopping! There are lots of shops, a shopping centre, restaurants and bars.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No matter the time of year, something is being put on here, as its a large space. Setting up the Xmas market when we wandered through. Always busy as it's a transport hub. We always spend time here when visiting Berlin.

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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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