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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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This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.

This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.

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We were fortunate this evening as The Young Euro Classic week is on. So as you sit on the benches at the square you are being gifted by the beautiful music escaping from The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were fortunate this evening as The Young Euro Classic week is on. So as you sit on the benches at the square you are being gifted by the beautiful music escaping from The Konzerthaus. Really amazing. The 3 main buildings in this square are 2 cathedral ( French and German) and the Konzerthaus. Most of which were reconstructed after... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think it is the prettiest square in Berlin. The buildings have been rehabilitated as they were in East Berlin. There is a concert hall and two matching venues. Not always open to the public.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Gendarmenmarkt is a massive yet cozy square centrally located in the former East Berlin. The three main buildings are lit up each evening making them very beautiful and providing a romantic backdrop to the fine and casual dining that is available locally. An altogether lovely atmosphere for rejuvenating oneself after a day of museums! Highly recommended.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gendarmenmarkt was heavily bombed during the war. It took many years to bring It back to its old grandeur. But they really did a good job here. The Square is spacious and yet cosy. You can sit there and relax and watch the German en French churches. After your drink visit the exhibition in the French church. Many French protestants... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Here on the Gendarmenmarkt, you will find 3 interesting buildings on a great marktplace. You can visit the French Dome if you want to take some 254 stairs (and pay 3 €) and have a nice vieuw over the market. The German Dome is for one or another raison not accesible to visit the top.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This pretty square is a joy to wander around, take a coffee, listen to the buskers. Full of atmosphere beautiful buildings and history, it was one of our favourite spots in the city. The dining options set around it are numerous and good, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This a lovely calm quiet square with restaurants around. The churches are magnificent and everywhere is clean. A lovely quiet place to rest and contemplate at the end of a busy day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We think ugh the this square was beautiful. T o cathedrals across from each other, the symphony concert hall on one side and a statue in the middle. The French cathedral has 270 steps up and then down if you want to go 3€. We have bad knees so we passed. The German cathedral is a museum about Germany up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice square with a church on either side which are symmetrical. Great place to take some nice pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place in the centre of Berlin Mitte. What makes this place so great are the key 3 buildings framing it. In the middle is the Konzerthaus, and to either side are the very similar looking French Cathedral and German Dom, which is no longer a church but is now housing an interesting free exhibition about the German democratic parliamentary... More 

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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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