We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Karl-Marx-Allee

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Friedrichshain
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin, Germany
Book In Advance
More Info
US$90.00*
and up
Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin
More Info
US$390.00*
and up
Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City
More Info
US$38.00*
and up
Private Walking Tour: Behind the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 194 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Stepping Back to Soviet Era

This is a cool place to check out. Stripped down, this street (formerly known as Stalinallee) allows visitors to somewhat see what life was like in the GDR era. The only thing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 May 2016
NJRollHard
,
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 60: English reviews
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we got out of the U-Bahn there was a lady behind my husband, lurking and clearly trying to pick-pocket. The architecture was interesting and it was worth taking a wander down here however it felt very deprived in places with large groups of men hanging around and there was a lack of places to eat or stop... More 

Helpful?
Thank Yorkshire_Bunny
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Unless you are a communist buff or interested in seeing the Cold War era I wouldn't go here. It's cold, hardly any places to get as much as a cup of coffee & the buildings are very unflattering

Helpful?
Thank Ida B
Weilerbach, Germany
Level Contributor
255 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's a street with much of the Soviet and DDR buildings remaining. More interesting to me for its historic signifance than for its current appeal.

Helpful?
Thank HollyBerryElf
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
452 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It's an interesting street that shows the wedding cake buildings popular in East Berlin before the wall fell.

Helpful?
Thank Mark42139
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stunning soviet era architecture with a cinema, cafe, u-bahn station and a u-bahn station The scale is incredible and the vista towards Friedrichschain one way and Alexanderplatz the other is perfect

Helpful?
Thank simonrat
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5,298 reviews
1,478 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,778 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Karl Marx Allee has to be one of Berlin's most famous boulevards and is without a doubt the most breathtaking. A superb socialist boulevard built in the former G. D. R. The street is 90 meters wide and 2 kilometres long and flanked by stunning Stalinist style building with huge impressive tower's that look superb. There is a beautiful fountain... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Neil K
Basingstoke, UK
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Ok. Let's get some perspective. It's just a street. It's got apartments in. But wow. I thought the communist layout and architecture were fantastic, as well as the fountain half way along. From the Khrushchev prefabs nearer Alex Platz to the magnificent Stalin architecture as you go towards Frankfurter Platz I could just imagine the May Day parades goose stepping... More 

Helpful?
Thank Projexe
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The buildings along this street are beautiful, lovely mellow stone. Well worth seeing. Stop & have a coffee or beer & people watch. Also have a look at the back of the buildings. Interesting street lamps in the style of big brother Russia.

Helpful?
1 Thank roisintmurphy
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is a cool place to check out. Stripped down, this street (formerly known as Stalinallee) allows visitors to somewhat see what life was like in the GDR era. The only thing keeping it from being super authentic that I could spot was the clothing on the people and modern cars on the street. The buildings and sculptures are in... More 

Helpful?
Thank NJRollHard
Earth
Level Contributor
145 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Walk down Karl Marx Allee from Alexanderplatz to the two huge watchtowers and you will experience the sheer scale of East German building. Allow yourself about an hour for this. The road itself was formerly used for May Day parades and you can almost hear the tanks thundering down the road. The blocks of apartments on either side hem you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Des_Gruntled

Travellers who viewed Karl-Marx-Allee also viewed

 

Been to Karl-Marx-Allee? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Karl-Marx-Allee staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Friedrichshain

Neighbourhood Profile
Friedrichshain
When you arrive at Warschauer Strasse in the heart of the district, you have found one of Berlin’s party hotspots. At night in Friedrichshain, the energy is palpable and the streets of this old worker's quarter are full of street musicians. On one hand, you may find a bar with international crowds, electronic music, long lines and panoramic views - on the other, an outside venue by old train yards featuring decrepit buildings and live alternative music. No matter your taste, the best way to end a night out in Friedrichshain is sitting by the Spree River at the East side gallery, the longest and best preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, watching the sun rise over the beautiful Oberbaum Bridge.
Explore this neighbourhood