Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt

Originally in the XVII century French Huguenots settled this historical suburb following the Edict of Potsdam (made by Friedrich Wilhelm) in 1685 which granted them asylum in the Prussian capital. Friedrich I also provided a location for construction of the church. It was decided to build the French church next to the Lutheran one. The two domes of the churches formed a magnificent ensemble of this square. The square was originally called Linden-Markt, later Mittelmarkt (market in the centre) and was after that renamed again into Gendarmenmarkt due to the barracks of the royal gendarmerie located nearby. It has been a long time since the barracks are gone and the square gradually turned into one of the most stunning places in Berlin. The two most attractions of the square are the twin-churches (German Church and French Church) and the Berlin Concert Hall with a monument to Schiller.

Address: Gendarmenmarkt
How to reach: Franzeosische Straße U6
Coordinates: 52.513848, 13.392599