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Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany
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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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Alexander Platz, Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Despite some guide books taking a sneering view of this piece of concrete in the former East Berlin, where the trams and the tower blocks are a visual reminder of the DDR, this square is quite simply brilliant. Arranged around the square while I was...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I guess this is one of the most popular places in Berlin, not sure why exactly. You can still check it if you have the chance.

Thank Irina T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must see in Berlin. Nice square, very crowded, shopping center nearby. Tipp: go there before sunset. Nice atmosphere for taking pictures :-)

Thank claudie007
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is amazing at Christmas time. There is the Christmas Market and Ice Rink. Lots of different authentic stalls. Gets super busy at the weekends though with locals and tourists alike!

Thank 19Viajera89
Reviewed 5 days ago

enjoy the food especially the curry sausages and the atmosphere people are very nice and they are helpful at all. Food is amazing and the traffic is good at all

Thank 775chrisy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Myself and my wife travelled to Berlin for a mid week city break. We both had an absolutely fantastic time and visited all the attractions. We stayed in the Mitte district which is very central ( within walking distance of just about everything). We did...More

Thank wgovan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy square and meeting place. We had a curry wurst from one of the stalls and enjoyed the atmosphere of the place.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing all the tall glass buildings in what was West Berlin, then next step is the heart of old East Berlin. Lots of activity here. Plaza is surrounded by shops, restaurants and attractions. There is also a market, and various street performers. Watch out...More

Thank Philip Williams W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love being around Alexander platz, there are stores, we went around Oktoberfest, there was fair going on, lots of beer..Great Place!!

Thank pam567
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite Berlin squares as it has a really distinctive feel to it compared to all others, e.g. Wittenbergplatz in former West Berlin. Be sure to check the iconic clock that stands in its corner. However quite a lot of people ponder the...More

Thank nemanja1205
The centre 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
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8 July 2017|
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Response from Madhur B | Reviewed this property |
Take bus from tag, goes directly to Alexanderplatz, costs 2.80 euros for a single way trip. 2nd option take a train again same price. Once you get down you might have tk take a tram or ang other bus based on exact location
8 July 2017|
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Response from kyls83 | Reviewed this property |
the train, RE7 goes direct from airport through the city, via Alexanderplatz :)
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4 October 2016|
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Response from Kevin T | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe it was in the EAST, Though not 100% Sure.