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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.
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most beatiful square

while wacthing historical concert hall and churches,you can sit and eat or drink one of the coffee shops and listen street musicians.just great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

while wacthing historical concert hall and churches,you can sit and eat or drink one of the coffee shops and listen street musicians.just great.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My favorite spot in Berlin. The setting of the 2 cathedrals and the concert house is amazing. Lots of options for eating, drinking and shopping in the area. Especially the Ampelmann Shop, Ritter Sport Chocolate store and the Augustiner are great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

When you pass the Museum Insel and the Dom it's worthwhile passing alongside the Gendarmenmarkt. The buildings have been beautifully restored and it give the square its grand appearance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

IMO, Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most impressive squares in all of Berlin. You enter into this expansive space, full of energy and beautiful architecture. You'll get great shots of the French Cathedral and the concert hall (Konzerthaus).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Without a doubt the best most popular square in Berlin,easily the most photograghed square,the French & German dom's ,Konzerthaus and superb building's make this a keen snapper hotspot. We have been there over the Christmas time and although it's one of the prettiest Christmas market's in Berlin ,i still believe you should not have to pay to enter,we still did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Surrounded by two beautifull chruches, the museum, restaurants and lots terraces it is a well known place to relax and enjoy the sunshine and a good glass of Hefe bier. We spent quite some time around after having enjoyed the beauty of Berlin. Having a drink on one of the terraces and looking at people passing by is very relaxing.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For me is not this square so fantastic as is described in touris guides...Is nice,good to see it but nothing special.If you missed it,you can "live" :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Overlooked the Gendarmenmarkt from the hotel. Very smart clean area. Plenty of restaurants for both outside and inside eating.Very smart buildings. Stop for Hopon/Hopoff bus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Lovely area with French & German Doms, Opera House and also the Faussbend & Rauche Café and Chocolate shop nearby. Off Friedrichstraase. Regards Gary Saunders

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You have the German Dom on the left side, the Koncert Hall in the center and the French Dom on the right side. A very nice fountain in the middle. Even though there's almost nothing inside to see, the Doms are a must to see and it's a nice place to spend some time and drink a cup of coffee.

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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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