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This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Mitte (Borough)
+49 30 22730431
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All reviews christmas market beautiful square concert hall mulled wine french cathedral pretty square deutscher dom fassbender rausch chocolate shop stalls selling opera house bratwurst food stalls entrance fee worth a visit unter den linden checkpoint charlie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Christmas market, the best one I have ever been too!! You pay €1 to enter but it’s so lovely everyone is really nice and in the Christmas spirit. There are lots of trinket and food stalls( either a quick snack or sit down restraunts)....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sophielouisedunn1997
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit and have a nice hot chocolate nearby as a brake. Usually people feel relaxed during a fine day like today. We will be back

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank peggyv160
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gendarmenmarkt, an 18th-century square, which features a 19th-century concert hall and two neoclassical identical churches. One is the Französischer Dom, or French dome, and the other is the Deutscher Dom, or German dome, due to the affiliation of its participants to those communities. As most...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 4 Christmas markets in Berlin 2018. Easily this is the favourite. It's not the biggest, and that's a good thing. Very little is repeated. so many options for food you could eat and drink for a month. Some fantastic small Christmas orientated gifts. Some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John_w_92203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came from the hot desert specifically to visit this market. We had planned this Christmas trip with Berlin in mind and Gendarmenmarkt was number one on our list of Markets to visit. The best thing about this place is the placement of the bathrooms....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dillyjanjan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Germany or should I say Berlin- as you expect it to be: huge buildings on an old market square ! Beatiful to see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anmar68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is actually quite a small square considering it has two cathedrals and a concert hall - historically speaking as at least one is now repurposed. an attractive place that hosts a christmas market and is midway between the Brandenburg gate and Check point Charlie

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jim m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard so much about this place, that i expected to see something fabulous, so I was a bit disappointed to find out that it is just a nice looking square with interesting monuments, shops and restaurants around. Perhaps everybody had visited in before...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved every moment at this beautiful Christmas Market. Nothing says European Christmas like a Christmas Market at night with the lights and wonderful street food and drink. I especially love the mulled wine.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R9792TFmichelleg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful Platz in Berlin that i will definitely recommend. Try to visit by night to enjoy the lights.

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from julianN6595IY | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t need to go to the bathroom while visiting but there are a few hotels in the area which I am sure you can pop in to use their restrooms.
December 24, 2018|
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Im sorry. I realy don't know the answer to this. :(
December 19, 2018|
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Response from chriscO1901RQ | Reviewed this property |
Opens at 11am and closes at 10pm. It’s not huge but there is a big range of lots of crafty stuff and handmade bits also don’t forget to pick up a gluhwein mug as a souvenir. The covered stores are the best for quality but... More
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Berlin during reunification festival? (2 Replies)
Should we book a hotel room close to the Brandenburg Gate during the reunification festival Oct. 2015 or are the crowds and amusement festivities just too much? Should we stay around the Gendarmenmarkt Square area for a less "carnival" atmosphere?
May 16, 2015|
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Which hotel did you have in mind? The Adlon? Cause that's the only one that would be affected.
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Hello TripaAdvisor community, I'll be visiting Berlin next week and have spent some time coming up with an itinerary. Would love some feedback and any recommendations on places I may have missed. Also we love trying local food (currywurst is already on the to-do list) so I'd really appreciate some suggestions for good, traditional (not too expensive) places to eat around Mitte. Sat 14 Jun Reichstag building (already booked) Free walking tour (already booked) Gendarmenmarkt Unter...More
June 05, 2014|
Response fromleitstrahl|
Looks already pretty good, I'd say. What do you intend to see or do in Grunewald forest, the Gleis 17 memorial at the station? Wouldn't it be better and easier to visit Kurfuerstendamm and Tauentzienstrasse with the KaDeWe department store in former West Berlin instead, if you already are in Tiergarten and Charlottenburg? I don't think Tuesday is packed. You'll need some time for the Topography of Terror and the Jewish Museum, but East Side Gallery, the river and Oberbaumbridge won't...More
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February 16, 2018|
Response fromAlex90028|
You know that is impossible. One would suggest to spent at least 4 days in Berlin. With your limited time, see what you want to do the most. Some attractions you might be able to walk from one to another. But you can not do all of what you described in a couple hours. No way