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Franzoesischer Dom, Berlin

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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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  • Another of Berlin's beautiful buildings that allows access to the tower for a nominal fee. 250 steps up to the dome rewards you with lovely views across Berlin and over Gendarmenmarkt and surrounding ...  more »
  • I truly enjoyed the experience. It is 254 steps to climb to the top (there is no elevator), but definitely worth it to see the view of the city from the top. It also provides a beautiful view of Genda...  more »
  • I visited this area at night during Christmas. There was a very attractive Christmas Market laying in the plaza in front of the Konzerthaus, Deutscher Dom, and Franzoesischer Dom. There was a stage er...  more »
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  • It is a nice place to visit. For classical music - well that depends. The walls don't resonate that well - too much concrete, I guess.
  • The building is beautiful, but I would not advise you to go up to the observation deck - the whole view is blocked by the fence.
  • This beautiful church is nearly identical to the one across from it on Gendarmenmarkt. It was built for French Huguenots to worship after they fled persecution in French and found refuge in Berlin.
  • This is the Französischer Dom, which essentially means The French Cathedral in German. Now, why would there be a French church in a German capital? This is where taking a walking tour is brilliant. Running through a quick history of Prussian, we know that this was built by Frederick II as an admiration of French culture. His father was known as the Soldier-King, which amassed a great Prussian army only to never had used them. Frederick on the other hand, loved culture and the arts but turned out to be the most formidable conqueror and warrior, expanding Prussia’s territory and power. He was dubbed Frederick the Great and Prussia under Frederick is often described as "not a state in possession of an army, but an army in possession of a state." The French Cathedral is located in the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt square which was expanded and made the seat of high culture by Frederick the Great. On this square are two major cathedrals, Französischer and Deutscher Dom as well as Konzerthaus Berlin. That makes this square, one of the prettiest square in Berlin.
  • Gloriously imposing, this French cathedral signifies Berlin's openness to those arriving from other countries. A very popular square.