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Gendarmenmarkt

Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #28 of 449 attractions in Berlin
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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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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's not the most exciting place to go to if you're not interested in German history or architecture, but if you are, you will be handsomely rewarded. The entire square is full of interesting buildings and sights, and, of course, the most incredible chocolate shop I have ever been to. This is not to miss!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Whilst on a short trip to Berlin, we decided to visit Gendarmenmarkt. The French and German cathedrals at each end made it very relaxing! It is clear to see that the buildings have been rebuilt after the war. Many buildings around Berlin were similar. Also close by, Fassbender und Rausch, one of Germany's most famous chocolatiers. Often referred to by... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are into squares you must go here. Plenty of activities going on during a nice warm day. Cafés surround the place and there is an incredible antique print shop if you like prints. Also, a fantastic chocolate shop. You really have to be careful here as everyone is doing their own thing and the cyclists might ring a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The buildings around Gendarmenmarkt provide a welcome bit of history where all around seems so brand new. The square gets its name from French cavalrymen who had their stables here in the 1700's. The twin cathedrals fronting the square are the French Cathedral in the north and the German Cathedral to the south. Between them is the Concert Hall. Photos... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

One of the most beautiful square in Berlin. An real must when visiting Berlin. I stayed away from the commercial restaurant around the square but there are great places all around. Magnificent architecture!

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was a nice spot, but not as impressive as the town squares in many other European cities. The best thing here was the Hugenot museum in the French church, quite an amazing story of how they came to Germany.

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Cozy area with lots of restaurants and cafes around. Easy waliking distance from Check Point Charlie

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It could be the most beautiful square in Berlin. Have a dinner near the square and walk around the square. It is amazing. It should not be missed. Beautiful architecture must see in Berlin

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Much of Berlin is about the architecture and the pleasant surrounding you will be in. This is one of those areas. Due to this it is slightly more expensive to eat or drink here. I had a walk around took pictures of the buildings and then sat down for a currywurst and chips and read a book in the sun... More

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Westhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a lovely part of the city, and the tree-lined square is beautiful. Snag is that cyclists are everywhere, so you have to keep alert for them anywhere on the square, on the pavement, running red lights (at speed) and ignoring green man crossings! This is despite them having their own lanes! Spoils things for pedestrians.

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