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Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin

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Regarded as one of the country's most elegant squares, Gendarmenmarkt is dominated by two domed cathedrals and the city's renowned concert hall. The square was created in the 17th century, then massively reconstructed and expanded in 1773 by architect Georg Christian Unger. This public space was named after an 18th-century regiment consisting of French Huguenot immigrants, whose story you can explore at the museum inside the imposing French cathedral. Though many of the historic structures were damaged or destroyed during World War II, the buildings have since been fully restored. Be sure to climb the cathedrals' towers for views of the historic parts of the city. Plan your visit to Gendarmenmarkt and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Berlin itinerary planner.
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  • We stayed a couple of blocks from square. The cathedrals are wonderful and there are lots of places to eat and drink We sat in the square in the evenings watching the world go by !!!  more »
  • Lovely square surrounded by bars and restaurants. Not much going on the day we went. Amazing architecture!  more »
  • Short walk from Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden leads to this square with some amazing architecture. The French and German Cathedrals bookend the square with the Konzerthaus in between. Definite...  more »
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  • Gendarmenmarkt is a beautiful square in the heart of Berlin. I was in Berlin for work, staying at the Hilton, and Gendarmenmarkt was just across the street. There are three beautiful buildings flanking the square - Konzerthaus Berlin (concert hall), the Berlin Church and the French Church. All of these buildings were heavily damaged during WWII, but have since been restored. It's a really nice place and I enjoyed relaxing out here after work.
  • Beautiful historical location and must see in Berlin. Restaurants etc. very pricey, but the museum is reasonable priced. Good view from the tower.
  • A more quiet area that is still close to the major tourist attractions. Plenty of good restaurants and Cafe's nearby to stop and eat.
  • French church Is the oldest church built at Gendarmenmarkt, the French church (Protestant) built by the Huguenot community between 1701 to 1705. It was planed at the same design format of the Huguenot church in Saint-Maurice - France , which was destroyed by order of King Louis . The added church tower was built in 1785. At present , the church building used as the museum of French Huguenots.
  • Great place to see some beautiful architecture and enjoy food or coffee in the surrounding restaurants and cafés.