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Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin: 68 reviews and 144 photos

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I was lucky to stay at a hotel that overlooked the Gendarmenmarkt and was able to wander around the square a number of times. So what is there? Around the perimeter are upmarket hotels, restaurants and shops. The square has 2 cathedrals, a theatre that is now a concert hall, a statue of Friedrich Schiller in the middle of the square, a part time outside café, a tree lined area to sit in the shade and an Octagonal Café. The area was badly damaged during WW2 but has now been restored to its former glory. During my first visit a charity walk was taking place and the square was part of the route with a drumming band encouraging the walkers on. The Square is also known for its famous annual Christmas Market that is regarded as one of the best. The market runs this year from 26/11 to 31/12.

Address: Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: U-Bahn: Stadtmitte
Phone: +49-0-30-227-3-04-31
Website: http://www.berlin.de/orte/sehenswuerdigkeiten/gendarmenmarkt/index.en.php

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2012
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  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    I love this Octagonal Café - it is an urinal, yes? Still in use?

  • Mar 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Top pages here. And SO informative. Sure you're not a Berlin scholar??

    • alancollins's Profile Photo
      Mar 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      Thanks for your comment, I just love to find out of the way places.


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