We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


#24 of 1,021 things to do in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49-0-30-227-3-04-31
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Berlin Architecture Tour
Top Rated
More Info
and up
Berlin Christmas Lights Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,354 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1267
  • 877
    Very good
  • 180
  • 21
  • 9
Beautiful by day and especially at night

Gendarmenmarkt should be on your must-see list when exploring Berlin. It also hosts a Christmas-Market that is one of my favorites in all of Germany and well worth the nominal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina

Similar Things to Do in Berlin

Add Photo

2,354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Gendarmenmarkt should be on your must-see list when exploring Berlin. It also hosts a Christmas-Market that is one of my favorites in all of Germany and well worth the nominal entrance fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
118 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I only viewed the square from our tour bus 2 or 3 times, over two days and every time, I was entranced by the beauty of the buildings that grace the square.I would have loved to have got down and spent some time, viewing the buildings close up, but we simply didn't have the time, given our tight schedule.One of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We passed through this square on our walking tour. Basically it there was a very fine concert hall in the middle with 2 identical cathedrals at either end. Noting in the middle. No market, no cafes, no other tourist information. They call it it one of the most beautiful squares/piazzas in Europe, but I'm left scratching my head. See it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Yes, indeed its the most beautiful square of Europe, with two cathedrals on either side and the concert hall in the center, with a large open area in the middle. Different style of architecture applied to both the churches and even to their domes. A nice place to spend the evening with lights all around and lots of hotels that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

After visiting all those remails en memorials of the war, it was so nice to see this beautiful historical place. Remarcable the French and German churches as twins standing on the same site.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful area of Berlin. Hard to imagine that this was at the heart of the destruction this city had to endure. In summer beautiful and in winter the centre of one of the numerous Christmas markets.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
565 reviews
293 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautiful old market square, balanced by 2 churches on either end. There is a concert venue in the middle. There are restaurants and shopping nearby. You can go into the dramatically different churches.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haifa, Israel
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have visited this place twice at the morning and at the night.This place became very butifull at the dark i mean at the night hours

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very attractive square just off the Friedrichstrasse, with virtually identical French and German churches. Very pleasant for a coffee, beer or ice cream in the open air restaurants on the square. Central location for exploring Central berlin, particularly the former East Berlin - close to River Spree (and cruises) , Museuminsel, Checkpoint Charlie, Lustgarten, site oif book burning, Unter den... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This square is a great place to sit outside for a drink and enjoy the view or just to walk around. Don't expect any good souvenier shopping but there are a couple good german beer halls. We ate at Lowenbrau House then had a beer in the square after. We were dropped here as part of a tour (only in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gendarmenmarkt also viewed


Been to Gendarmenmarkt? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gendarmenmarkt

Address: Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49-0-30-227-3-04-31
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gendarmenmarkt staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood