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Gendarmenmarkt

Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #22 of 981 things to do in Berlin
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of nice places to shop and eat. Great cocktails at newtons. Amazing chocolate shop at fassbender and rausch. Lutter and wegner nice for authentic German meal. Some interesting buildings and exhibitions

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing to think such a beautiful square and buildings were rubble after the second World War. It has been rebuilt so that you would not have a clue it is not original. Down a bit of a back street in a sense, it is easy for visitors to miss but it is a must see. Eating joints around the square... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is perhaps my favourite square in Berlin, many people think it's the most beautiful part of Berlin: it's amazing to walk around and see the various buildings, including the French Cathedral. There is a great Christmas Market here every year.

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited between Christmas and New Year. Lots of excellent shopping and dining options. Very well located and we returned for lunch on a subsequent day.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Plenty of cafes if you want to linger. The two dorms and the concert hall are all impressive buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is an amazing area to stroll around and take in some of the fabulous architecture Berlin is known for. This is the old of course. The space is very open and it truly is one of the most beautiful squares in Germany.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A fantastic German Christmas market.Best to visit during the evening as it adds to the atmosphere.Set up around the opera house,with a live 3 Tenors concert going on,and lots of stalls,places to eat and drink,it was the one of the best places to visit to see how Christmas in Berlin is celebrated.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely square in central Berlin. Beautifully lit up for Christmas and fabulous Christmas Market. Locals come to the market and there's traditional gluh wine, Christmas decorations, nougat, food, and other market treasures. We went to a traditional German restaurant inside the market which was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One of the few Christmas markets open onChristmas Eve. It fills you with the magic of the season. Everything that is for sale here feels very over priced! however we only regret the things we do not buy not the things we do! Get your mug of warm red wine cider and drink in the beauty of your surroundings, what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was bar far and away the best Christmas market we went to in berlin. The fact that they charge €1 to get in possibly keeps groups of kids out so it had a lovely feel to it. The music on the stage added to the festive atmosphere and the shops and restaurants were high quality. Loved it.

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