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  • Address: Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin 10117, Germany
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Gendarmenmarkt

Located in the Mitte district, the Gendarmenmarkt has gone through a few name changes. After being used from 1736 to 1782 by the military for sentry duty and housing their horses, it was known as the Gendarmenmarkt. After being damaged in the war, the square was renamed “Platz der Akademie” in 1950 in honor of the 250th anniversary of the Academy of Science. In 1991, it got its original name back.

The Gendarmenmarkt is arguably Berlin’s most magnificent square. It is best known for the triple architectural force composed of the German and French cathedrals (Deutscher und Französischer Dom) and Schinkel’s Konzerthaus (concert hall). The ‘domes’ refer to the domed tower structures erected in 1785 by architect Carl von Gontard were mainly intended to add stature and grandeur to the two buildings.

Some of the most high-end restaurants, businesses and hotels are located around the Gendarmenmarkt, especially around the streets of Charlottenstrasse.

Gendarmenmarkt is home to the grandest of the Christmas markets you will find in Berlin around the holiday season. There is also an ice rink available. Admission for the Christmas markets here is 1 Euro.  The market stays open for Christmas Eve and the days after Christmas. You can even spend New Year’s Eve here, and enjoy a festive gala with various bands, fireworks, and a waltz dance after midnight.

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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate, Berlin, null
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Story Line of Berlin Walking Tour Including Typical Berlin Chocolate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 Reviews

Berlin, known for its cultural landmarks and history, has evolved through the ages. Explore the political changes that have impacted the city, and discover how ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.13
Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour, Berlin, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Small-Group Berlin Highlights Bike Tour

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Discover Berlin on a bike in a 3.5-hour tour and get to know the city's highlights. Your knowledgeable bike guide will make sure you will have an unforgettable ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide, Berlin, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide

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Discover Berlin’s history on this 4-hour tour with your own private driver and guide. See Berlin’s historic center, walk through the Brandenburg ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Luxury Berlin Highlights and Districts Tour, Berlin, Private Transfers
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Private Tour: Luxury Berlin Highlights and Districts Tour

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Indulge yourself with an exclusive and private 3-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin and explore it’s famous highlights and districts. Guided by your native but  ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $215.96
Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car, Berlin, Private Transfers
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Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car

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Enjoy a 3-hour city tour of Berlin with a private driver/guide who will pick you up from your hotel. See all the major highlights of the city and learn about ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $342.79
Half-Day Morning Bike Tour Through Berlin, Berlin, City Tours
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Half-Day Morning Bike Tour Through Berlin

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Enjoy a half-day bike tour with easy and quick access to the capital's points of interest while being guided through Berlin in a relaxed and genial atmosphere.

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.57
Guided Berlin City Tour in a self-drive HotRod Vehicle, Berlin, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Guided Berlin City Tour in a self-drive HotRod Vehicle

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If you are looking for a fun way to see the great city of Berlin, driving a mini HotRod is an absolute blast. It is one of the most exciting and fun ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.84
Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History, Berlin, City Tours
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Berlin Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Discover the German Capital’s History

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Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Half-Day Luxury Berlin Highlights Tour, Berlin, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Half-Day Luxury Berlin Highlights Tour

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Indulge yourself with an exclusive and private 2-hour sightseeing tour of Berlin and explore it’s famous highlights. Guided by your native but fluent English ...  Read more

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.83
Private 4-Hour Berlin History Walking Tour, Berlin, Private Transfers
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Private 4-Hour Berlin History Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3.5-hour privately guided walking tour through Berlin and learn about the history of Germany's capital.

Location: Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 minutes (approx.)

From USD $205.67

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