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Address: Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin, Germany
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Walk through history

This is a nice walk if you are spending a lot of time on the west side of the city. Take in the architecture and the bustle of a different idea of the city. There are plenty of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 March 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a nice walk if you are spending a lot of time on the west side of the city. Take in the architecture and the bustle of a different idea of the city. There are plenty of posts with information on to guide you through your walk on either side of the road. Take the tube or tram to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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Yerevan, Armenia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

An excellent overview of the Communist architectural style. Built in the 50's as a showcase of the Communist might comprises of 5 blocks of a large alley linking Alexander Platz to Friederichshain. There are 4 different types of huge apartment houses, very massive and rather beautiful. For the 50s' and Eastern Europe they were very advanced : big living surfaces,... 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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