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Franzoesischer Dom

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Address: Gedarmenmarkt, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 2291760

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Fantastic views

Another of Berlin's beautiful buildings that allows access to the tower for a nominal fee. 250 steps up to the dome rewards you with lovely views across Berlin and over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another of Berlin's beautiful buildings that allows access to the tower for a nominal fee. 250 steps up to the dome rewards you with lovely views across Berlin and over Gendarmenmarkt and surrounding buildings.

Thank Kourian123
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed the experience. It is 254 steps to climb to the top (there is no elevator), but definitely worth it to see the view of the city from the top. It also provides a beautiful view of Gendarmenmarkt Square. A fun way to spend about an hour.

Thank derind805
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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588 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I visited this area at night during Christmas. There was a very attractive Christmas Market laying in the plaza in front of the Konzerthaus, Deutscher Dom, and Franzoesischer Dom. There was a stage erected in front of the Konzerthaus with singer performing during Christmas day. The area is very beautiful at night with the three Building illuminated with beautiful and... More 

Thank Ahmed A
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Some steps to climb, mandatory. Great experience. Impressive views. Beware the sounds of the Carillon when inside.

Thank bakaty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

we climbed the stair to see this magnificent view of the city center. It was around 3 euros and I liked much more than the view of the Park Inn I strongly recommend if you are near this place and have around 30-45 minutes.

Thank TheDomss
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Long walk up to the top but a nice aerial view of Berlin. Worth doing if you can withstand the 5-10 min walk up the stairs. Not recommend for those who have limited mobility

Thank Sachin S
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Gendarmenmarkt has got three beautiful building - Französiche Dom, Deutsche Dom and Konzerthaus. Very nice architecture, the church was built for the hugenottes, who left France. There are ver good concerts in the Dom, which never became a Cathedral.

Thank 545medva
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

Gendarmenmarkt sports two twin churches, the German church and its more beautiful sister, the French Church (Franzoesischer Dom). Remember that in the 17th century about a fifth all Berliners were French emigrants, mainly Protestants seeking shelter from Catholic France.

Thank GameServer
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Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

This church is a part of the Trinity Ensemble Trio of buildings of Gendarmenmarkt. There were two churches and one concert hall in this building ensemble. Neither of these churches ever became a cathedral. Fredrick the Great got this church built for the Huguenot Protestants who took asylum in Berlin after they were persecuted and exiled from France. About 6000... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful church with amazing acoustics: the decor is beautifully done and very Protestant! Tuesday - Friday at 12:30 there is a short 20m service with organ music on a beautiful instrument. Well worth a visit in this splendid part of the city,

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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