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Franzosische Friedrichstadtkirche

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Address: Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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A great view, worth the 254 step climb

We set out to go and see the Gendarmenmarkt, a large square flanked at both ends by two similar-looking domed churches, the Französischer Dom and the Deutscher Dom. Since we are... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Frank G
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Französischer Dom is one of two similar churches at Gendarmenmarkt along with Deutscher Dom. It is located at the northern end of the square and is an attractive building to see in Berlin. This church was built by Louis Cayart and Abraham Quesney (1701-1705) and was modelled after Huguenot church in Charenton, France. The tower and dome was added between... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Franzoesische Friedrichstadtkirche is still active and integrated within the French Dome. The visit is well worth it and if you want take photographs of the interior it's 0.50 Euro / ca. 0.60 USD. Otherwise it's free, when we visited in April 2016. Since we wanted to take photos we paid the obligatory 0.50 Euro cents, it's well worth it... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We set out to go and see the Gendarmenmarkt, a large square flanked at both ends by two similar-looking domed churches, the Französischer Dom and the Deutscher Dom. Since we are fairly French-minded, we decided to visit the French church. We discovered that we could not visit the church, but go up the 254 steps to the Aussichtsplattform (viewing platform).... More 

Thank Frank G
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you are in the area, visit the church which faces Charlottenstrasse (not the dom) during their brief, 15-minute "Organ Meditation" from Tuesday to Friday 12:30 PM.

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Cleveland, Oh
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a nice relatively recent structure that fits well the square. Not worth going inside or climbing on the top because the view is quite modest. The area around is quite nice, with Xmas marked and many good bars and restaurants.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Awesome looking buildings and an amazing Christmas Market that is highly recommended, especially in the evening as a place to eat and drink -

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

The original church has been destroyed during the second world war. It was renovated 30 years ago. It is used today for conventions by the Evangelical Church in Germany. The outside is interesting, but the inside is not.

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Pennington, NJ
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Don't bother with the stairs to the top or the Hugenot Museum, just step inside the side entrance and feel at peace. It is white, full of light and quite lovely. Then you can go outside and sit at the cafe here and relax. The other two building on the Markt are only interesting from the outside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

One of the two cathedrals bordering Gendarmenmarkt. The French cathedral was built in 1705, a few years earlier than it's German counterpart on the south side of the square. Inside you can visit a viewing gallery for €3 and the Huguenot Museum. Huguenot's built the church after fleeing France in the late 1600's. Gendarmenmarkt gets is name from the French... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Stone balustrade is at face level or higher, absolutely no way to photograph a panorama. Can see rooftops unobstructed only standing at stone bench, this is breaking of rules and falling hazard. Can not stick out camera through holes in stone barrier and additional steel cage. You should only visit it if you look for building itself, it's tower from... More 

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