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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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Between the French and the German cathedrals

Our Berlin friends recommended this square as a final item on our day-long walking tour, saying that this is one of their most loved places, and we can definitely concur with... read more

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Berlin friends recommended this square as a final item on our day-long walking tour, saying that this is one of their most loved places, and we can definitely concur with them: a very pleasant large square fronted by the Konzerthaus Berlin with a long series of steps, and sided by the French Dom and the German Dom. Its name... More 

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Milton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a city square with two massive churches and a theatre. All three buildings are beautiful and worth a gander if you have time. There is also a ton of restaurants and stores nearby, so it's a worthwhile outing.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Large open square in what was behind the wall. Churches on each end border the square where the Berlin Concert hall is center. Impressive sight. Gendarmenmarkt is the primary site for Christkindlesmarkt each December.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a brief visit to see it while visiting other attractions, but not on my top 10 list.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lovely square it's the place where you may see 3 impressive buildings. I was here during night and I was lucky enough to see the light projections on the buildings.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we visted Berlin in April 2016 we spent some time at the famous Gendarmenmarkt, a square not too far from the Brandenburg Gate. It is a romantic place with the Franzoesische Dom and Deutscher Dom to each side. In the middle is the concert hall. Sometimes there are buskers playing classical music. The square dates back to the 17th... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed just around the corner from Gendarmenmarkt and frequently strolled across it to visit the French and German Doms and look at the Theatre building. In fine weather the local restaurants spread onto the square as well as buskers and street entertainers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most scenic areas of Berlin - and well worth a visit. Head to the concert hall and meet the twins... The French and German cathedrals that lie either side. Almost identical and equally as breathtaking - Franzosischer Dom & Deutscher Dom demand your time when in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was partially fenced for some concerts but the place is full of charm with two similar churches on the ends and concert hall in the middle, interesting buildings around it. Badly damaged during WW2 and later restored. Lots of cafes and restaurants, we sat down for excellent Radler and pretzels at Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very beautiful square in the center of Berlin, with two almost identical cathedrals. There is a very nice coffee shop, facing the square, it is worthwhile a visit for a hot chocolate or a cappuccino.

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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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