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Gendarmenmarkt

An aesthetically remarkable square, host to the statue of Germany's famous poet Friedrich Schiller.

Nearby Attractions

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Unter den Linden
A scenic boulevard flanked by linden trees, perfect for a cozy stroll through the Mitte district of Berlin.
Neue Wache
Originally constructed as a guard house, this neoclassical paradigm now serves as a war memorial.
Bebelplatz
A symbolic square in central Mitte, Bebelplatz is known for the infamous Nazi book burning ceremonies.
St Hedwig's Cathedral
The seat of the archbishop of Berlin, this cathedral beautifully models the Pantheon in Rome.
Friedrichstraße
A major cultural hub, Friedrichstraße is the perfect street for a leisurely day's shopping.
Neue Wache
Originally built as a guardhouse for the troops of Prussia, the building has been used as a war memorial since 1931

Related Tours

Full Day Highlights Tour of Berlin: Old & New Berlin
On this comprehensive full-day highlights tour in Berlin, you will endeavor to uncover the history of this remarkable city, and become better acquainted with its tumultuous past and driving forces that have created the metropolis that you see today. 

  • See the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate and learn about their historical and political significance over the past one hundred years. 
  • Stroll through 17th Street where you will come across the Holocaust Memorial, Hitler’s Bunker, Berlin Wall and Topography of Terror Museum
  • Enjoy a long lunch at a local spot recommended by your private guide (price not included).
  • Visit Museum Island where you’ll see some of Germany’s best museums, featuring amazing art and cultural artifacts. 
  • See the old and the new – take a walk through the Jewish Quarter with over 800 years of history and end up at the Fernsehturm, Berlin’s futuristic TV tower.  
Through this tour, you will embark on a journey through time, visiting sites that played a role as Berlin evolved from Royal city through to Imperial capital, cosmopolitan hub to Nazi bastion, and from Cold War division to its contemporary renewal and prosperity. A century of geopolitical struggle, hubris, nemesis and rebirth have marked this fascinating city from the ambitions of the Kaiser to defeats in two World Wars.  You will visit the landmarks that played a role in shaping Berlin's history.
Private Tour of Berlin's Political Centre
When visiting Berlin, you can not help but become utterly immersed in the years of fascinating history that is present around every street corner. 

  • Explore Museum Island, home to some of Germany's best museums.
  • Take a walk through Unter den Linden - the historic heart of the city and enjoy a pleasant stroll along Berlin's Linden Boulevard.
  • Pass the beautiful Berlin Armoury, the New Guard House and the Babelplatz and learn more about Berlin's tumultuous history.
  • Pause at the Holocaust Memorial and remember those who have lost their lives.
In addition to the mentioned attractions, you will also visit St. Hedwig's Cathedral, a fine example of neoclassical design; Gendarmenmarkt - Berlin's most graceful square;  Hitler's Bunker; and the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

Berlin's political history is divisive, tumultuous and extraordinary. On this thrilling four-hour walking tour of the city, you will have the pleasure of exploring the medieval Alt-Berlin, where you will witness the old and new - tradition and innovation, sitting quite happily side-by-side. Explore traditions as you walk through Museum Island, and enjoy a stroll through Unter den Linden as you discuss Germany's political past with your expert guide, before recounting the horrific events of the past at Hitler's Bunker and the Holocaust Memorial. 
Old Royal Berlin Live Virtual Tour
 Visit The Berlin Palace on Museum Island, once home to the Kings of Prussia and wander through some of the most remarkable squares in Berlin. On this Live Virtual Tour, we will take you to the Old Royal Berlin where you will stroll by the most remarkable squares, palaces and buildings with your expert local guide. You will discover: 
 
  •  Museum Island: one of the most visited sights of Germany's capital it boasts five famous museums from the time of the Prussian rulers.
  • Berlin Cathedral: one of the main landmarks in Berlin's cityscape it's a Protestant church and dynastic tomb on Museum Island built from 1894 to 1905 by order of German Emperor William II 
  • Unter den Linden: a popular boulevard in Berlin's Mitte district named after the linden trees that line the grassed pedestrian mall
  • Bebelplatz: a public square where the book burning memorial can be found.
  • Gendarmenmarkt: a square with three of the most remarkable buildings in Berlin and where you'll find the Berlin concert hall and the French and German Churches
 
 You'll see some of Berlin's most visited sites this Private Live Virtual Tour, an immersive experience where you'll learn about Old Royal Berlin and its Prussian leaders. You'll be entranced by the palaces, museums and history in the comfort of your own home.
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