t is said to be the most beautiful square in Berlin, maybe even in Europe: the Gendarmenmarkt. It is located in Berlin’s historic centre, covers 3.3 hectares and is one of the German capital’s top hot spots.
It has long been at the top of any tourist’s sightseeing list; more than a million visitors come to the Gendarmenmarkt each year, as well as quite a few business people and Berliners themselves.
The square offers by far and away the best and most exclusive locations and events in the whole of the city; there are numerous restaurants and cafés where you can sit and relax, luxury shops and boutiques are scattered throughout the square as well as along the nearby shopping mile, Friedrichstraβe. Lovers of culture flock to the fantastic performances at the concert hall and for international business people, the square is the hub and focus of Berlin, with its famous hotels, banks, offices, clinics and estate agents.
On these pages you can find out more about the exciting history of this unique square. The menu links you to information about the square, the French Cathedral, the German Cathedral and the Concert Hall. You will also find useful suggestions for your visit to the Gendarmenmarkt.