The Gendarmenmarkt is a large open square in Berlin, and the site of the Konzerthaus and the French and German Cathedrals.
In the centre of the square stands a monumental statue of Germany’s renowned poet Friedrich Schiller. The square was created at the end of the seventeenth century as the Linden-Markt and reconstructed by Georg Christian Unger in 1773. The Gendarmenmarkt is named after the cuirassier regiment Gens d’Armes, which had their stables at the square until 1773.
Gendarmenmarkt is a great place to wander around or relax in one of the outside cafees. Some of Berlin’s most glamorous hotels and restaurants are in this part of town. Now part of re-built Mitte, it has become a lively urban space with its frequent performances at the concert hall. A lively Christmas market and ice rink opens for the entire festive season from the first of Advent to the New Year.
Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin
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