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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

This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.

This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.

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lovely spot for a cup of joe

Off of Freidrickstrasse and close to the chocolate shop. Tables and chairs on the square are a great place to rest.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Off of Freidrickstrasse and close to the chocolate shop. Tables and chairs on the square are a great place to rest.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This great square, surrounded by magnificent buildings and plenty of cafes with outdoor seating, was a delightful stop for an hour to rest the feet and lift the soul. A street musician played some classical and jazz numbers on his keyboard and people strolled about in the sunshine or relaxed under the trees or umbrellas. We could have stayed all... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful monument for history lovers. Very nice architecture. Nice to go during summer. I climbed it & after had a beer 🍺 looking at it. Two restaurants nearby. You can also go around by a wheelchair ♿

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do make this one of your stops while you are in Berlin. You can try the Currywurst at a local outdoor cafe on the square, go for a concert to the concert hall or just people watch from one of the many vantage points. It is nicely lit up at night which make for spectacular photos. There is always something... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gendarmenmarkt is a beautiful square which houses Franzosicher Dom, Deutscher Dom and Konzerthaus Berlin. On sunny days one can find street performers or musicians in the square. It is also very popular with families who come with children and pets.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful set of buildings this has. The 2 churches are impressive but the Konzerthaus is the most impressive for me. I expect it may be a location for markets but I didn't see these, it was fabulous nonetheless.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a nice square, despite the lack of trees. The church and the concert hall there have great architecture. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined in a restaurant at the Gendarmenmarkt and enjoyed just the most beautiful view of the square. It is lit and the atmosphere is nice.

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Drunen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walk to the square where we were struck by the beautiful buildings on either side. There is the Music Theatre (Konzerthaus) on the west and two similar buildings north and south who almost look like twins. There was free classical music to enjoy on the stairs of the Konzerthaus and a large terrace close to the north church. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This huge square is at the center of things. There is a big square for relaxing surrounded by 3 or 4 impressive buildings. The Hilton is across the street and there are lots of nice shops within a block or so...don't miss the Rausch Schokoladenhaus (chocolate store) and the Curry outdoor food right on the square has excellent food at... More 

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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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