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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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Reviewed 3 days 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
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Reviewed 5 days 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
Thank Mathilde67
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the most busy and beautiful square. The premises has three structures of which two are identical and opposite each other. This place is throbbing with people street vendors, food stalls and artisans. People drinking beer and cycling and people with skates. Very very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank VLimaye
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I went to Berlin for a pre-Christmas break, and to experience the Christmas Markets. GendarmeMarkt was our first and was very good indeed. There were some stalls charging high prices for Christmas decorations and nic-naks, but plenty of really good food stalls....More

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

Arguably the most beautiful square in Berlin. There are three rather impressive buildings: the German and French Cathedrals as well as the Schinkel’s Konzerthaus. And just round the corner is the famous Rausch Schokoladenhaus.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent Christmas market. Cost 1euro to enter but this was worth it. The variety of stalls was very good. Food and drink was fresh and delicious. There was live music in the evenings.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lazybreak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of colors, lights, wooden houses with beer, wurst, crepes, chocolates antiques, candles and other tourist objects. Very alive during the night with live concerts and very crowded. Take an umbrella cause there is no place to cover yourself. Eat, drink and dance!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Venetiasamos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gendarmenmarkt is a lovely little square to visit anytime, but it's best to visit when the Christmas market is there. It's €1 entry per person to get into the market, but it's never over crowded which is great. There's lots of little craft, food &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Pandamedic
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Christmas market is really nice and reflect exactly the traditions. The entrance costs 1€ . But be attention, at the entrance policemen throw away water bottle from your bags, like at the airport... I think is not correct. Anyway everything there is so cute!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Monica D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very beautiful square with two identical churches. We visited a X-mas market with a live choir which was excellent!

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Which hotel did you have in mind? The Adlon? Cause that's the only one that would be affected.
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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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Response fromAlex90028|
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