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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. To visit Gendarmenmarkt and get the most from your holiday in Berlin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Berlin trip planning site .
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  • This is the Berlin market that must be visited. It is held among beautiful old buildings and there is also a stage for musical events. Lots of choice when it comes to food and drink. It costs one...  more »
  • If you're thinking of a classic Christmas Market, this one checks all the boxes. It costs a euro to get in, but don't be discouraged. The Currywuvrst alone is worth the price of admission! Plus....  more »
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  • Awesome Christmas market. Really beautiful. Lots of nice things to see. To buy... to eat and drink. Perfect to have a nice hangover the next day.
  • Visited on a Sunday night and was nice but to crowded. We had to fight to get through the streets and the same Christmas goods were available in other less busy markets which had free entry like the one at the TV tower. There was a nice atmosphere there though.
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