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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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The Alexander Platz is not only a part of compulsory sightseeing in Berlin, moreover its a nice location to do some shopping( a new decathlon just opened)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Alexander Platz is not only a part of compulsory sightseeing in Berlin, moreover its a nice location to do some shopping( a new decathlon just opened)

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Centrum of Berlin. Almost all possible connections are going to Alezander platz. Should be official centrum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting if you are interested in history. This was one of the show-off items of the socialist government in the former GDR, with TV tower, departmetns stores etc. No traces however of the Weimar setting or of Franz Biberkopf.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is simply nothing on Alexanderplatz. Only the metro station is on the crossroads of multiple metro lines, and maybe very few shopping malls are located. We couldn't even find a nice place to eat, and nothing for the nightlife.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely walk around the area. Took a lot of pictures, went to a few souvenir shops and stopped by at primark to get a few things I forgot in London lol

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the Berlin's centers, Alexanderplatz has many restaurants and shops where you can spend your time. However, we did not like that the area is a little dirty and there are a lot of beggars around.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Multiple people told us that this place is the "center" of Berlin. Fairly dissapointed by the place. There was basically nothing there :D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alexanderplatz offers everything a tourist can wish. From Primark to Starbucks, lots of stores with souvenirs and cute stuff. Easily reachable spot by U/S-Bahn/trams/buses. PS: Never accept roses from strangers. In this way they very insistently and annoying ask for money.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing different from other main squares around the world. You can find different stores around the square, a few places to hang out and rest your feet. Has a great view to the TV tower.

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Berlin (East and West); Travel via air, bus, train, auto;hotels/hostels/BnB; Munich; Salzburg, Mozart, SoundofMusic; AirBerlin; TheWall;GermanSymphony!

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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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