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Gendarmenmarkt

Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #25 of 406 Attractions in Berlin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing area to stroll around and take in some of the fabulous architecture Berlin is known for. This is the old of course. The space is very open and it truly is one of the most beautiful squares in Germany.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A fantastic German Christmas market.Best to visit during the evening as it adds to the atmosphere.Set up around the opera house,with a live 3 Tenors concert going on,and lots of stalls,places to eat and drink,it was the one of the best places to visit to see how Christmas in Berlin is celebrated.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a lovely square in central Berlin. Beautifully lit up for Christmas and fabulous Christmas Market. Locals come to the market and there's traditional gluh wine, Christmas decorations, nougat, food, and other market treasures. We went to a traditional German restaurant inside the market which was great.

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

One of the few Christmas markets open onChristmas Eve. It fills you with the magic of the season. Everything that is for sale here feels very over priced! however we only regret the things we do not buy not the things we do! Get your mug of warm red wine cider and drink in the beauty of your surroundings, what... More 

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Lancs, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was bar far and away the best Christmas market we went to in berlin. The fact that they charge €1 to get in possibly keeps groups of kids out so it had a lovely feel to it. The music on the stage added to the festive atmosphere and the shops and restaurants were high quality. Loved it.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Flanked on three sides by fantastic old structures, this was a great place to feel the architectural power of old Berlin. While we were there the Christmas market (1 Euro for entry, which cleverly kept the crowds to a manageable level) was in full swing, so it was lively, but the views were obstructed. Tons of great shopping and up-scale... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

There was a very good variety of higher quality inventory at this market. Friday to Sunday appeared to be the most crowded with people body to body, so recommend coming on the other days. There was a sheltered bar area for drinks, but also plenty of vendors who had the traditional Glühwein (even better “mit Schuss”). Nightly stage entertainment. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Gendarmenmarkt is probably one of the few Christmas Markets that charges a fee - 1 EU. However, it is well worth it. With two imposing churches, the scenery was top-notch. The restaurants were high-end and even the christmas wares for sale were topnotch and quite unique. The lighting from the churches and overall added to create a true holiday... More 

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Reigate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Well worth a visit if you're in Berlin in December. The market is great. Lots of shopping, great food, relaxed atmosphere. Easy to forget the cold and enjoy eating, drinking and watching the entertainment. Loved it

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a charming, traditional Christmas market in Berlin. Beautiful shops and great food and drink!

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