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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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  • It is the first time I have visited a square in which there are two equal churches. Really curious and beautiful especially the history that precedes them. Between the two is the Konzerthaus Berlin building where the Berlin Philharmonic is located. Essential visit. By the way, for Christmas there's a beautiful flea market
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  • What a beautiful Christmas market with a wonderful backdrop. For me one of the most beautiful places in Berlin
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  • Took a walking tour of Berlin and this was one of the stops. Beautiful architecture everywhere. An impressive plaza where you get to see many sites at the same time. Well worth the walk!
  • It is worth the visit. It's an open square with three amazing historical buildings: the concert hall flanked by a German church and a French church. There are several nice restaurants around.
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