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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 5 days ago via mobile

Originally constructed in the 60s and 70s during the time of communist East Germany, this still has a slightly austere feel to it, although it is now covered in advertising and brands. A significant but dull place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Deetee100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the most important square in Berlin, the centre of shopping and the place where is located the World Time Clock turret. Full of shops, any kind of shops, market centres, restaurants, always busy, many trams, undergrounds, buses stop there. On the square there's the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank giuseppecincin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alexanderplatz, the city's largest and main square, with the iconic 1960s TV tower. Due to its modernity it is quite void of spirit and beauty. Nearby stands the Church of St Mary.

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

Really nice place, close to the Ostbahnhof and full of options for eat and make some nice shopping. Recommended!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChrisZKr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit Berlin, you can not miss the Alexanderplatz. All of the cities diversity filled into one square, offering everything from shopping to train- and bus-connections, to street food.. to just sitting there, watching as the tourists and the Berliners blend, and pass you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank peteseydk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

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 January 14, 2019

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 January 9, 2019

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
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December 29, 2018|
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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).