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Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.
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Christmas mad magic

I visited berlin Las November for the Christmas markets for the first time. I knew I was in for a treat looking through pictures beforehand. This was the first market we made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited berlin Las November for the Christmas markets for the first time. I knew I was in for a treat looking through pictures beforehand. This was the first market we made off. Words cant describe how wonderful it was. You were definitely going to get into the Christmas spirit here with the hussle and bussle the chill in the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It's all about proportions and the architekt of the Konzerthaus - the dominant building designed by the immortal Karl Friedrich Schinkel - and flanked by the German and French Domes, just simply has that Palladian-type proportion, which I personally find very appealing and satisfying. Beautifully restored in the 1990s, after German re-unification, it is now a showcase of 18th/19th century... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was a nice a lively place. It also helped that I happened to visit on a nice day. But generally recommended for a visit.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to as few Christmas markets and Berlin has quite a few of them all in walking distance. This one is the best. The setting is magnificent. The stalls cover everything including a lot of food to taste. Be warned though, only buy 100g jars of preserves or relishes. Buy bigger the airport staff will confiscate! This market... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed. These two nearly identical churches that flank the Konzerthaus produce a handsome effect.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

the Gendarmenmakt is a Picsuresque aquare that has marvel architecture and gives you a real classical European feel to it!!! The area is close to lots of dining options and an amazing chocholate store !!!! isquare after the big concert hall and then on the street infront of you turn left , the store is in the intersection!!!! Omg not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by very beautiful buildings, the Gendarmenmarkt is a wonderful location for a Christmas market. The market is wonderful although it is far too crowded. Try to visit during the week as opposed to the weekend. Also be aware of the €1 entry charge and big queues for the Christmas market.

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Leicester - UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When planning my visit I was taken by the dual domes in this square which are reminiscent of the Dom itself. A good place to pause, enjoy a coffee and the architecture and take in the atmosphere of Berlin going about its business. Surrounded by shops and with the Concert House in the centre it is a cultural venue that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The famous Check point Charlie was located there. It is today an area with several touristic shops selling souvenirs from the wall, the Trabant cars and the Check Point Charlie area.

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Madrid, España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Amazing place in the heart of Berlín. Essential walk, inspiring architecture. Let the muses sing to you!

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Staying in Mitte

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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