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Gendarmenmarkt

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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
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Description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.
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Don't go on daylight it's better in the night.. Nice historical aeria .... With a beutifull atmosphere in the heart of Berlin

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Don't go on daylight it's better in the night.. Nice historical aeria .... With a beutifull atmosphere in the heart of Berlin

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

lovely square renovated to its original style, featured in the remake of around the world in 80 days as philas foggs garden , near freidrich str and qtr 206. great xmas market there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A lovely square with eye-catching beauty in every direction. Wonderful place for photos if you're into that, but even if you're not, be sure to check it out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat and came upon Gendarmenmarkt. It is very attractive with a number of impressive buildings including the Concert Hall which is flanked by two churches. There are also several cafes and restaurants in the vicinity and a large open area in the centre in which various activities were taking place, particularly for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This area of Berlin has to be a highlight. The history of the German and Huguenot towers, the concert hall and the local cafes make this a very attractive place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A beautiful square with gorgeous classical buildings. Surrounded by interesting shops. Easy walk to major shopping area and transportation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The buildings here are beautiful, and I imagine that during the Christmas market, the square would be very atmospheric. When we visited, a street performer was making giant bubbles in the air, which kept my son amused. Didn't visit any of the nearby restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An airy and bohemian place in Berlin, one of the cultural places where you can visit the monuments, relax at a terrace or enjoy a concert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It is a lively, cozy square in the city, located in walking distance from the Brandenburg Gate and Unter den Linden. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings (German Dome, French Dome and the Concert House), with an opportunity to sit and enjoy the view while sipping a drink. Highly recommended to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Historical monuments, such as the German and French Cathedral and lots of nice shops make this place good for stay and sightseeing.

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Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49-0-30-227-3-04-31
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte

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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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