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Gendarmenmarkt

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Address: Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 22730431
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.

This picturesque town square is surrounded by several historic structures.

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Amazing christmas market

The best Christmas market I have ever been to. Beautiful stalls selling crafts under the twinkling lights. Mulled wine and hot chocolate. I would go back to berlin at Christmas... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The best Christmas market I have ever been to. Beautiful stalls selling crafts under the twinkling lights. Mulled wine and hot chocolate. I would go back to berlin at Christmas time for this market alone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gendarmenmarkt is a late 17th century square in the Mitte District where you can view impressive landmark buildings and enjoy a large annual Xmas market during December visits. The square itself is attractive and laid out well with two similar historic churches, Deutscher Dom and Französischer Dom. Interestingly, these appear to be twin churches but they are not. While having... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful market in a beautiful setting. We visited a few markets during our stay and this was the best. High quality goods and indoor huts for drinks and snacks together with a varied entertainment schedule. Visited in the late afternoon to avoid the crowds. Securely fenced with a 1€ entry charge and security checks at all entrances. A sadly reassuring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A point that must visit the market will surprise you. Pedestrian, enough coffee and great pastry as well and there you will see the cathedral. Wonderful!!

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a wonderful evening at this Christmas market. A great band was playing outside the church. Excellent, high quality products for sale. Very busy and we could not find a seat in any indoor chalet. But very well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

GENDARMENMARKT is the elegant heart of Berlin. Two top Hotels 5* , multiple restaurants TWO similar Cathedrals French (where numerous music recitals are) The German Cathedral and in between is the elegant old conceert hall. Some of the most elegant shops are on this quare and Friedrichstrasse equivalent of London's Bond Street is round the corner with world names boutiques... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brasserie Gendarmenmarkt restaurant is large but cozy wood- paneled room with tables covered in white linen tablecloths. My husband and I both had "tartes," which were like thin-crust pizza. My husband had the Mediterranean featuring Spanish ham, mozzarella, and sliced tomatoes, topped with arugula. I had the Vegetarian, which included generous portions of goat cheese, spinach, mushroom halves, quartered cherry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big nice place with lots and lots of things to eat. Good sausages, good everything. Do have some gluchweins while at place. On evenings especially weekends very crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gorgeous!!! Absolute favourite Christmas Market in Berlin. The square is beautifully decorated and there are plenty of stalls and places to eat and drink. Book ahead to eat inside one of the restaurants. You can reserve online. The atmosphere was magical. There are carol singers at various times of the day and evening. The apple punch was gorgeous. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Christmas Market and it is the best of Berlin, because they build huge tents with cozy restaurants and stores inside. You have to pay the entrance (1Euro that is used to help some charity institution) but there are concerts and the place is beautiful. I recommend a small food cabin that sells hot pizza bread with cheese... More 

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Staying in Mitte

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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