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Gendarmenmarkt

Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.
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Berlin, Germany
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I like this area. So much to do and see in a small area, and the Christmas Market is nice but perhaps a bit too crowded.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped in at Gendarmenmarkt twice during our stay in Berlin. It's a relaxing and picturesque area that's the perfect setting for a well deserved drink as you explore Berlin.

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Bytom, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

On most days it's not so crowded, compared to other places in Berlin. Nice architecture, many photo opportunities. It's in walking distance from Checkpoint Charlie.

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Fort Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We walked through here on a walking tour and then went back on our own. It's huge square with 2 cathedrals on either side. We didn't go in them but they are impressive from the outside. We had lunch at one of the outdoor restaurants set up in the square. It was spitting a bit but with the huge umbrellas... More

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Almere, The Netherlands
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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Gendarmenmarkt is a beautiful and interesting square. It was called Linden-Markt at the end of the 17th century and was used as a market square. From 1736 till 1773 the square was used by the Regiment Gens d'Armes who had their stables here. Between 1773 and 1776 the square was renovated by George Christian Unger and it was renamed Gendarmenmarkt... More

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Palm Desert, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Gendarmenmarkt gives you a chance to see both a French and German church opposite each other as well as a historic concert hall, all on the same square There are a number of nice outdoor cafes to enjoy a summer day and relax. A short walk to the shopping on Freidrichstrasse means it gives you a historical break from... More

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modi'in
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

what a beautiful area- just the place to stop for a cup of coffee or cake - sit and watch the pulse of the city - wow...

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Tampere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While enjoying the attractions of the Gendarmenmarkt square like the concert hall and the two cathedrals, you can relax for awhile and have a meal and drinks in the Refugium restaurant, downstairs in the French cathedral.

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Tilburg, the Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is in fact just a big square with three large builings: the concert building in the middle and two churches: the French and the German Dom (Cathedral). It is bustling with people when the weather is nice (which it usually is), and it is situated in the middle of a shopping district. The German Dom houses a permanent exhibition... More

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Ruse, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place is very nice, we did not go to any church, because we did not have time, but I will visit both churches if I come in Berlin again, because they seem to be wonderful.

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