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Franzoesischer Dom

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Address: Gedarmenmarkt, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 2291760

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Great view if the weather is nice

Some steps to climb, mandatory. Great experience. Impressive views. Beware the sounds of the Carillon when inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Brussels, Belgium
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this area at night during Christmas. There was a very attractive Christmas Market laying in the plaza in front of the Konzerthaus, Deutscher Dom, and Franzoesischer Dom. There was a stage erected in front of the Konzerthaus with singer performing during Christmas day. The area is very beautiful at night with the three Building illuminated with beautiful and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Some steps to climb, mandatory. Great experience. Impressive views. Beware the sounds of the Carillon when inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

we climbed the stair to see this magnificent view of the city center. It was around 3 euros and I liked much more than the view of the Park Inn I strongly recommend if you are near this place and have around 30-45 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Long walk up to the top but a nice aerial view of Berlin. Worth doing if you can withstand the 5-10 min walk up the stairs. Not recommend for those who have limited mobility

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Gendarmenmarkt has got three beautiful building - Französiche Dom, Deutsche Dom and Konzerthaus. Very nice architecture, the church was built for the hugenottes, who left France. There are ver good concerts in the Dom, which never became a Cathedral.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Gendarmenmarkt sports two twin churches, the German church and its more beautiful sister, the French Church (Franzoesischer Dom). Remember that in the 17th century about a fifth all Berliners were French emigrants, mainly Protestants seeking shelter from Catholic France.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

This church is a part of the Trinity Ensemble Trio of buildings of Gendarmenmarkt. There were two churches and one concert hall in this building ensemble. Neither of these churches ever became a cathedral. Fredrick the Great got this church built for the Huguenot Protestants who took asylum in Berlin after they were persecuted and exiled from France. About 6000... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful church with amazing acoustics: the decor is beautifully done and very Protestant! Tuesday - Friday at 12:30 there is a short 20m service with organ music on a beautiful instrument. Well worth a visit in this splendid part of the city,

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The French cathedral was the first of the two cathedrals on Gendarmenmarkt, built in 1705, located on the north of the square. It has Huguenot roots. Its resemblance to the German Dome is very interesting (e.g. the cupola).

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Seremban, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

The dom just opposite from it is interestingly 5 meters taller. There are better museums than here. The square is supposedly the most beautiful square in Berlin. But you can decide for yourself.

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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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