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“Beautiful architecture” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt
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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate
Ranked #15 of 788 things to do in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.
Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The two identical churches are all lit up at night and look spectacular. This area is full of lovely restaurants, shops and the best chocolate shop in the world.

Visited March 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Gendarmenmarkt”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The square is like a lot of open squares in Europe as far as the ground level, but the nearly identical Protestant church on the north end and the Catholic church on the south end are a testimony to the history of religious tolerance introduced to Berlin in the time of Friederich the Great. Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich represented a large aberration from Berlin's long history of openness and religious tolerance.

Visited March 2012
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Overijse, Belgium
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“worth the walk around to enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

beautifully restaurated square full of history ; all moments of day and night shows different details and the history of centuries is visible here with visible scars left of the last days of WW2 on almost every building, nicely covered over but stil a stark reminder to all wih every bullet hole you can see ; the square has a great X-mas market but in summer lots of terraces so always something to do and a seat to find for a drink and to meet great peolpe for a talk !

Visited December 2011
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Vienna, Austria
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“A charming square in the middle of Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Every time I visit in Berlin and I pass this square, I am charmed by it. The French and the German Dom embrace the Konzerthaus and make this location unique. Not only is it an architectoral beauty but it is such a surprising place in a city that was so often destroyed and rebuilt. The square is surrounded by very nice hotels and appartement blocks and this way, it joins Berlin of the past and Berlin of today.You best visit it in Christmas time as it has a very trendy and beautifully decorated Christmas market. It is the only market that charges money to get in but believe me, it it is worth it.

Visited February 2012
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Hasselt, Belgium
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“2 Doms & 1 theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Nice square with two opposite doms who look very much alike.

Visited February 2012
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