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Gendarmenmarkt

Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #25 of 444 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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Marlboro, New Jersey
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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62 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Robinson, TX
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Gendarmenmarkt is my favorite plaza in Berlin. The two churches surrounding the concert hall is just breathtaking. There is usually something happening, whether it is a concert, street performers or a church service. All three buildings would make for a great attractions but to have all three on the same plaza is just breathtaking. Great place to people watch... More

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Beersheba, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a really pretty square, but not much to do and just in order to see the buildings, this is not work a detour.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We saw open air concerts in this space in July, there were opera, classical music. People sat in the park and enjoyed their peace in a busy city.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Pretty Christmas market, free entry during the day but there is a charge in the evening when it gets very busy. A Bratwurst and a mug of Gluhwein is a must. Lots of lovely food and gift stands and shops.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is impressive what history has created on the Gendarmenmarkt. It is an architectural gem and worth being visited.

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