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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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Splendid square

This splendid square almost in the middle of the city also has a wonderfull Christmas market at the end of the year. You need to pay a small fee to get on the market. But that's... read more

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Mechelen, Belgium
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234 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This splendid square almost in the middle of the city also has a wonderfull Christmas market at the end of the year. You need to pay a small fee to get on the market. But that's fully worth it. On both sides of the square is a dom (cathedral). The German and the French dome.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Turn from Unter den linden and take your time to walk arounf this beautiful Platz. Koncerthaus is indeed impressive. A free public toilet nearby.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning area if you are in to history, architecture and art! Have visitedthis place with the Walking tour in the morning and was really impressed. Came agin in the evening and enjoined the view!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can come to the Opera to see a concert or just enjoy the three buildings there. If you like history there is a quite a connection with the religious wars in France between catholic and protestants ;) And a beautiful market in Christmas!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely square to come day or night with a lot of restaurants around. Didnt go during the day but I would say its very busy. One build is where concerts are held

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Vail, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in while they were setting up for the Christmas market, so a little chaotic, but very cool all lit up.

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Herts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Berlin during a heat wave so used the square to sit out to eat and have a drink in the evening, very pleasant way to pass some time. Pretty and relaxed, quite unlike anything else in Berlin, more like the Med

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We strolled round this square and enjoyed looking at the architecture of the two churches and the concert hall.

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Los Angeles, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is lots of action here. There are two beautiful churches to see. Young and old come here to sit, eat, and people watch. Many years ago the area had a relationship to the French police thus the significance of the name. A real happening here!

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely area, square is so pretty as is the Church. Best time to visit is the Christmas market however - best market in Berlin in my opinion

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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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