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Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 22730431
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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Brilliant Atmosphere

We stayed near here the weekend before Christmas and visited here everyday. It is absolutely everything you would hope a Christmas Market in Berlin would be. Great friendly... read more

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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed near here the weekend before Christmas and visited here everyday. It is absolutely everything you would hope a Christmas Market in Berlin would be. Great friendly festive atmosphere, fantastic restaurants and bars, excellent "street food" and live music all in a lovely setting.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not really sure what the purpose of this massively wide location is, but we used it as a landmark often to locate ourselves and find our way around. The great thing - you cannot miss it. The place is huge. Even better...? Its beautiful and an absolute demonstration of Berlin's architecture.

Thank SamB1194
Lyon, France
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An attractive square centrally located in Berlin. It houses an impressive church and the area has a lot of historical significance but probably not a must see.

Thank TroyVP
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's easy to walk past this square when you are on Friedrichstrasse. My tip, make sure you take the very short detour and spend some time taking in the atmosphere and history of this place.

Thank phil2602
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best Christmas market I have ever been to. Beautiful stalls selling crafts under the twinkling lights. Mulled wine and hot chocolate. I would go back to berlin at Christmas time for this market alone.

Thank Jess F
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gendarmenmarkt is a late 17th century square in the Mitte District where you can view impressive landmark buildings and enjoy a large annual Xmas market during December visits. The square itself is attractive and laid out well with two similar historic churches, Deutscher Dom and Französischer Dom. Interestingly, these appear to be twin churches but they are not. While having... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful market in a beautiful setting. We visited a few markets during our stay and this was the best. High quality goods and indoor huts for drinks and snacks together with a varied entertainment schedule. Visited in the late afternoon to avoid the crowds. Securely fenced with a 1€ entry charge and security checks at all entrances. A sadly reassuring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A point that must visit the market will surprise you. Pedestrian, enough coffee and great pastry as well and there you will see the cathedral. Wonderful!!

Thank Antouli
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a wonderful evening at this Christmas market. A great band was playing outside the church. Excellent, high quality products for sale. Very busy and we could not find a seat in any indoor chalet. But very well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

GENDARMENMARKT is the elegant heart of Berlin. Two top Hotels 5* , multiple restaurants TWO similar Cathedrals French (where numerous music recitals are) The German Cathedral and in between is the elegant old conceert hall. Some of the most elegant shops are on this quare and Friedrichstrasse equivalent of London's Bond Street is round the corner with world names boutiques... More 

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The centre 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 neighbourhood’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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