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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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Center of East-Berlin

Once this was the square to show off the glory of communism. The television tower raging high above the city, even of course to be seen from all West-Berlin, but also the high... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once this was the square to show off the glory of communism. The television tower raging high above the city, even of course to be seen from all West-Berlin, but also the high hotel or the wall decorations with glorious socialist images and don't forget the world clock. Despite that no citizen of the GDR was allowed to visit the... More 

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Presov, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very easy to get there. Busy place with lots of shops, restaurants - we tasted their tasty kebab, world clock, attraction around, close to the TV tower.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Alexander platz is well connected by trams, metro, buses... It's a bit crowded. It's a good place to hang out. shopping malls, restaurants, etc..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited whilst waiting for my slot to get up the nearby TV tower. Shops, street entertainers, bars, trams,right by S and U bahn, nice relaxed vibe. A +++

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Flemington, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a main plaza with lots of transportation options available, stores, restaurants, and the infamous world clock and the TV tower. It's really where the younger crowd hangs out.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited only once just because I heard a lot about it. There was so much crowded and so many people. It looks like a market not a plaza or centre. While I was passing there by train it was so beautiful but when I was there it wasn't like that.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The plaza is a vibrant place in Berlin. It is anchored by a major station interchange of train and subway routes, and the TV Tower. There is a Neptune fountain in the middle, and lots of shops along the square. There are additional stores inside the train station.

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Naxxar, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

alexanderplatz is a very big square with a big fountain and lots of big departments like primark and c&a.it is very busy during shopping hours but when shops are closed it is more quite and one can enjoy a cocktail in one of the bars.

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk from my hotel is Alexander Platz,An ideal place to shop,not only does it sport,major retail outlets,a maze of outdoor stalls,the SBahn,the UBahn,large hotels, and tram stops.A place to visit if you are into retail therapy.If I remember rightly it was here that part of one of Jason Bourne films was shot.But don't quote me.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe we just weren't lucky, but the very first thing we noticed after getting out of the train station in the morning, was the disgusting smell of urine and bunches of drunk and homeless people everywhere. However, what really worths visiting is Berlin TV tower and the area in front of it with lovely fountain depicting four main rivers of... More 

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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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