Said to be one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, the
Gendarmenmarkt is certainly one of Berlin's most impressive squares
that was created as a market place in the 17th century. During
World War II most of the buildings were destroyed, but have since
been returned to their former glory. The square is dominated by the
beautiful Konzerthaus (concert house), which is home to the Berlin
Symphony Orchestra, as well as the twin churches of Deutscher Dom
and Franzosischer Dom, the identical German and French Cathedrals.
The square stays busy even in winter, when Gendarmenmarkt is host
to Berlin's best Christmas market and various concerts. Surrounding
the plaza are a number of cafes and restaurants where visitors can
rest their feet and get a good view of passersby.
Transportation: Bus N6 or U-bahn U2 and U6