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Gendarmenmarkt

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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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Good food and beautiful architecture

This is a great area to visit with good food and restaurants. The surrounding structures are great with gorgeous architecture. Also an easy place to get the famous curry sausage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great area to visit with good food and restaurants. The surrounding structures are great with gorgeous architecture. Also an easy place to get the famous curry sausage. The let-down of our trip was that our bag was stolen while seated at one of the local restaurants. TIP - watch your personal belongings!

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Pitesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the prettiest markets in Berlin. It is a must on the city tour and is included in the gat tite bike tours too. Here you must visit the French church, and have a fantastic view from up in the chappel. Very close you can visit the Rausch cafeteria with an exquisite choice of chocolate.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the tours drop-off and pick-up point. Learning the information about the buildings in the market and the surrounding shopping is decent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A place to visit and appreciate beautiful buildings. Enjoy the space. Lit up at night it's just as nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Gendarmenmarkt mid July 16. Went up the tower of the French cathedral - good view at the top of the 250+ steps. Disappointed that the rest of the cathedral was closed off. Likewise the square itself as they were setting up for an open air concert. You can still though get a good feel for the place and see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful square in the centre of Berlin with the German Cathedral at one end, the French Cathedral at the other and Schinkel's Konzerthaus in the middle. These are interspersed with beautiful trees under which there are cafes and bars. We were lucky enough to be there while a series of open air concerts were being held. A magnificent way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found this almost by accident while wandering around, so glad we did. Such a lovely atmospheric square, packed with history, art and beautiful architecture. Lovely cafes and places to eat too. Take time to really study the buildings and look up too, as much of the architecture offers treats for the eye.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Surrounded by bars and restaurants, an outdoor seat is a great place to watch the world go past on a beautiful city centre spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place with other two big halls on each side of Gendarmenmarkt. One can take hop on hop off bus and spend some time here. Also there are some eateries and shopping shops in the streets in front.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Probably, most beautiful square in Berlin. Take advantage of amazing views and make a pictures while you're there! Cafes and restaurants around are pretty expensive though.

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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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