The Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin


Those who visit Berlin are well advised to take a little time to explore the sights and special places of the capital. In this context, you should not miss the Gendarmenmarkt, which is located in the middle of the Friedrichstadt district.

The most beautiful place in Berlin

Often traded as the most beautiful place in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt is impressive! Especially through the concert hall, which sits between the German and French cathedral in the middle of the square.

1688 created, protection for religious freedom

After his emergence in 1688, the majority of the immigrant Huguenots settled there, to whom the then elector had pledged the protection of their religious freedom and full civil rights.

Featured Buildings

In addition to many other interesting buildings and structures around the Gendarmenmarkt, there is also a Friedrich Schiller monument, which was built on the occasion of the poet’s hundredth birthday and can be found in front of the Playhouse.

Historical events and hotels

As a venue for historical events, the “Potato Revolution”, which was triggered by rising food prices, existed there before the great revolution of 1848/1849. If you are looking for a piece of history, you will not be too short.

Today there are large hotels, such as the Regent or the Hilton, and even more upscale restaurants can be visited there.

The Christmas Market

The Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt is very popular every year and not only serves the usual mulled wine, but also offers animation and show in a cosy atmosphere.


  • Gendarmenmarkt 1
  • 10117 Berlin Mitte

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