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Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49-0-30-227-3-04-31
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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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Wonderfull old square in Berlin

Be here at the end of a warm day and order a drink at one of the terraces and enjoy the view. One of a kind atmosphere with the french and german churches and the concert hall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Be here at the end of a warm day and order a drink at one of the terraces and enjoy the view. One of a kind atmosphere with the french and german churches and the concert hall.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This market is lovely, really gets you in the Christmas spirit! Great place to pick up some unique gifts and wooden decorations, sample some lovely mulled wine or hot chocolate and even keep the mug as a memento, the live music and surroundings makes for a great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend a visit if you are in Berlin at this... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is an interesting architectural ensemble, with historical background and aesthetical meaning Better to have somebody with you to tell about the place; or, at least, read in you pocket guide beforehand.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went to see the Christmas market, such good Christmas spirit. Wish there were more stores to look at, but all the food stores and mulled wine stores were great....everything looked so beautiful with all the lights::)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very pretty square with impressive churches. Framed by many outdoor restaurants and cafes and the incredible chocolatier, Fassbender and Rausch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stumbled on the best museum of German political history here!!! They have multi-language head sets so you can take a leisurely self guided tour. At the end they have a fantastic book that covers the material that is free so you can review your history once you return home. Don't miss this treasure. Also, right across the street is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best Christmas markets I patronized in Berlin - open on New Years Eve with fireworks, a band, and a great crowd of people...not to crazy, but ready to have a good time. Enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting juxtaposition of French and German churches separared by concert hall. Lovely restoration makes this a visually very attractive location. Worth a visit and a look at the chocolatier at the edge of the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting area and square We Walked around and visit the two domes Not to much inside but view on top is very good and worth to pay for Berlin is fantastic with their view points

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Gendarmenmarkt is located in central Berlin a stones throw from the trendy shopping area on Friedrischestraße. The architecture here is absolutely stunning. It's surrounded by very good and very reasonable eateries and is opposite the fantastic chocolatier Fassbender Und Rausch. At Christmas it has one of the most popular Markets in Berlin and is well worth a visit too.

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Mitte
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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