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Alexanderplatz
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There are many debates about where the real centre of Berlin is, but Alexanderplatz, with its teetering tower and retail therapy, is certainly a contender.

Alexanderplatz may not be one of the most beautiful areas in the city, yet, despite the surrounding 1960s Communist-era architecture, it remains one of the most popular meeting places for locals.

The area gets its name from Russian Tsar Alexander I, and was the hub of East Germany during the Cold War. Nowadays it has thrown off its socialist shackles to become a Western metropolitan centre.

Alexanderplatz is great for shoppers, boasting a wealth of retail chains such as H&M and German department stores Alex and Kaufhof. For foodies there are dozens of restaurants and cafes, as well as a big square full of outdoor food stalls – the ideal place to sample some traditional German food. Make sure you try the Berlin favourite currywurst (a sliced sausage in spicy ketchup) and wash it down with a traditional stein of beer. Street performers are also common entertainment around the area.

Visitors to Berlin will have noticed the huge needle-shaped behemoth towering over the city; that's also in Alexanderplatz. The Ferneshturm (TV Tower) was built in the late 1960s to symbolise East German nationalist pride, and remains today as one of Berlin's most conspicuous landmarks.

For those afraid of heights, the 368-metre trip to the top may seem daunting, but the panoramic view of the whole of Berlin, including famous landmarks like the Reichstag Building, the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, makes it an experience you won't want to miss. The viewing platform is open every day, all year, until midnight. However, it is one of the most popular attractions in Berlin, so it is advisable to book tickets in advance.

At the top, visitors can enjoy a drink with their view, as the Fernsehturm includes a bar, with happy hour from 2 to 4 pm daily, and a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. The full rotation takes an hour, so the view is always changing.

Alexanderplatz is well-serviced by U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations so is easy to reach. You will find it in the Mitte district, which literally means 'centre'.

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The Mandala Suites Berlin
The Mandala Suites Berlin
4 out of 5
Friedrichstr.185-190, Berlin, BE
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The price is NZ$228 per night from 5 Jun. to 5 Jun.
Located in Mitte, this boutique aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Gendarmenmarkt, and Konzerthaus Berlin. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint ...
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"Excellent location in the centre of Berlin. All staff spoke excellent English. Comfortable bed and good shower. Everything very clean. The lounge section was not very comfortable or "lounge like", just a room with three single chairs and a desk."

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2020

The Mandala Suites Berlin
H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
2.5 out of 5
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 32, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$110 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Torstrasse and Alexanderplatz. Berlin TV Tower and DDR Museum are also within 15 minutes. Rosa Luxemburg ...
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Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

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Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
Lux 11 Berlin Mitte
4 out of 5
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 9-13, Berlin
The price is NZ$169 per night from 25 May to 25 May
Located in Mitte, this boutique aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Torstrasse, Alexanderplatz, and Berlin TV Tower. DDR Museum and Hackescher Markt are ...
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The Mandala Suites Berlin
The Mandala Suites Berlin
4 out of 5
Friedrichstr.185-190, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$228 per night from 5 Jun. to 5 Jun.
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H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
2.5 out of 5
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 32, Berlin, BE
The price is NZ$110 per night from 30 May to 30 May
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5 out of 5
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H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
4 out of 5
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Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz
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4.5 out of 5
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