Many people consider the Gendarmenmarkt the most beautiful square of Berlin Mitte – if not of all Berlin. First of all the Gendarmenmarkt is a rather large square, located in Mitte, bordered by the streets Französische Strasse, Markgrafenstrasse, Mohrenstrasse and Charlottenstrasse.
During World War II, many of the buildings surrounding Gendarmenmarkt were either badly damaged or destroyed. The East German / East Berlin government put great efforts into rebuilding the iconic three buildings – which can be seen a stroke of Luck of History, if you consider that lots of other damaged historical buildings were simply torn down in Post War Berlin.
Things to see / things to do nearby
- Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)
- Galerie Lafayette
- Unter den Linden
- Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
How to get there
- U2 to Hausvogteiplatz
- U2 to Stadtmitte
- U2 / U8 to Französische Strasse
…to be continued…
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