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Gendarmenmarkt

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    Beautiful square with German and French cathedral and the concert hall in the middle.

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    • January 30, 2017

  • The Gendarmenmarkt is considered the "most beautiful place in Berlin" - rightly so! To the French street of the French Cathedral, the concert hall in the center, on the Mohrenstraße the German Cathedral. More info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendarmenmarkt

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    • August 17, 2016

  • The square was created from 1688 according to plans by Johann Arnold Nering as part of Friedrichstadt, which Elector Friedrich III, later King Friedrich I of Prussia, had laid out at the end of the 17th century. A large part of the French immigrants (Huguenots) settled in this historic quarter, to whom the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg had assured the protection of their religious freedom and full civil rights with the Edict of Potsdam in 1685.

    King Friedrich I assigned both the Lutheran and the French-Reformed congregation one spot each on the church building site: in the north for the French Friedrichstadtkirche and in the south for the German Church. Both church buildings were built after 1701, initially without the towers that were added later.

    The square got its shape under Frederick II (Frederick the Great) with the two identical domed towers next to the churches. They were built in the years 1780-1785 according to plans by Carl von Gontard. The Piazza del Popolo in Rome is often mentioned as a model for the redesign, but Laurenz Demps doubts this

    Source:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendarmenmarkt

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    • December 12, 2016

  • Always worth seeing, the entire ensemble:
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendarmenmarkt

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    • March 19, 2020

  • Be sure to plan a city tour "Berlin's historic center/Gendarmenmarkt to Potsdamer Platz" and a visit to the viewing platform of the French Cathedral with a fantastic 360-degree view at dizzy heights at shop.franzoesischer-dom.berlin on Saturdays or Wednesdays.
    An insider tip that is really worth it!

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    • August 5, 2021

  • In winter, visit the Christmas market.

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    • August 19, 2019

  • Fantastic city, a thousand things to see.

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    • January 1, 2022

  • A very nice place. But it is always well attended. You don't have much space to pause.

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    • October 24, 2020

  • One of the most beautiful places in Berlin.

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    • October 10, 2021

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