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Address: Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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A delightful blend of East and West; a lively square with a lot of content!

This has got to be one of my favorite places in Berlin; not so much because it is especially beautiful here, or full of classic sights - more a feeling and mix of East and West... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In June of 2015, Der Fernsehturm was the very first building I saw when I opened my window shutter on the plane as it descended into Tegel. I had dreamed of coming to Germany all my life and that dream was finally coming true! It took this trip for me to understand that Berlin, and Germany in general, is grossly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has got to be one of my favorite places in Berlin; not so much because it is especially beautiful here, or full of classic sights - more a feeling and mix of East and West, old and new, folklore and history. One could say that this is kind of the heart of old East Berlin (in the same way... More 

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a very pleasant evening wondering around the temporary market and fairground in Alexanderplatz, with all the food, ber and local craft stalls

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In the heart of Berlin lies the sprawling plaza known as Alexanderplatz, a meeting place for young and old touring the city known for its culture and history as well as its gritty art scene and dynamic music sub-culture. For those inclined to explore the past there are numerous world-famous museums and art collections, and for those interested in other... More 

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Henley, nr ipswich suffolk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last time I visited this area was when the east/west wall was still up What a difference.. Lots of history everywhere and now very modem. Restaurants everywhere. Excellent UBann and SBann connections. Well visiting the TV tower but it's a long wait but worthwhile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alexanderplatz is one of the biggest hubs in Berlin, so it gets pretty crowded Luckily I had the opportunity to get a small Oktoberfest(a bavarian tradition, not a prussian one) There are many street artists, from painters to musicians Lovely place, lots of options to eat Kauphof gallerie for those seeking clothing and Saturn for technology

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really busy tourist spot with street theatre shops market stalls and of course a plethora of bars and eating spots. Well worth a visit - or stop off for a break there if you are on one of the bus tours!

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the oktoberfest and we had a blast. Great food, beer and settings. Great way to experience an oktoberfest if you're not in Münich.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It used to be the highlight of DDR architecture. I wish they would have left it alone like Karl Mark Allee. Now its been "modernized", its pretty bland and very dirty! Nothing but sketchy people hang out there. Don't bother, unless you need Primark crap.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little October fest market full of the usual attractions. Over priced and aimed at visitors. Lots of shops nearby so plenty to do. Market is there at various times of the by ear e.g. Christmas. Thankfully there is lots of other pan European shops to visit in the area - if that's what you like to do!!!!

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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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