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Address: Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin, Germany
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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
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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

Thank Ida B
Weilerbach, Germany
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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.

Thank HollyBerryElf
New York City, New York
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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.

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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

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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 

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Basingstoke, UK
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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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.

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New York City, New York
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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 

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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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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