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Karl-Marx-Allee

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Address: Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin, Germany
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Berlin Small-Group Historical Half-Day Tour of East Berlin
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Private 3-Hour Historical Tour of East Berlin City
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Berlin's Main Sights with a Culinary Experience Half-Day Walking Tour

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The sheer scale of this is breathtaking

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... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2016
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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 

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Berlin is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. It has always been an awesome place. To really understand that grandeur, you have to come down to Karl Marx Allee. Since it was part of GDR, you can walk right next to many Stalin-era buildings. There are twin buildings of Frankfurter Tor in the vicinity. Excellent place... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2016

This is a breath taking avenue. It is very wide and long. If you are interested about architecture and history, this a great place for you. The grand buildings are magnificent and the Frankfurt tower at the other end are pretty mind blowing. Highly recommended!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

If you walk down the length of this huge street without knowing it's past it may not strike you as remarking lay interesting; even if it is extremely and extremely lengthy.However having read about it in my guidebook I was able to appreciate it so much better. There are signposts dotted along the route detailing information about it during the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

A remarkable memento of the Stalinist era, a road wide enough for a bus to drive sideways but with surprisingly little traffic. If I were to live in Berlin, I'd like to choose a flat in this unpretentious area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We got the Green Line Bus Tour and when we went onto Karl Marx Allee the whole bus was in awe !!! Please look at our pictures that simply do not do this major artery of Eastern Berlin the kudos it deserves !!! It is only a street / boulevard or whatever - but OMG - what a Street /... More 

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Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

An impressive alley built by Communists in 50s. Despite that Soviets were initiated by Lenin based on Marx ideas, German still do consider Marx as one of the greatest minds of its time.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

This street is a relic of the communistic east-Berlin. Big buildings, broad street, nothing to see ...

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Reviewed 5 October 2015

The drab concrete high rise flats reflect the communist era of east berlin . The cafe sybyls cafe is well worth a visit and contains a small 1950s to 1970s museum reflecting the communist era

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Afternoon stroll to enjoy the neighborhood of Berlin. Fascinating to visit the communist side, still the resemblance of cold war. It has become the in place to live and will hopefully develop over the years.

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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.
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