One of Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s finest buildings, the Konzerthaus (1821) rose from the ashes of Carl Gotthard Langhans’ Schauspielhaus...
The Gendarmenmarkt area is Berlin at its ritziest, dappled with luxury hotels, fancy restaurants and bars. The graceful square is...
The 1705 Französischer Dom was built by Huguenot refuges and consists of two buildings: the soaring domed tower, whose viewing platform...
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
The gifted students at Berlin’s top-rated music academy populate several orchestras, a choir and a big band, which collectively stage as...
Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt
Tourists, concert-goers and hearty-food lovers rub shoulders at rustic tables in this authentic Bavarian beer hall. Soak up the...
Friedrichstrasse · interesting places nearby
Even if you’re not part of the Gucci and Prada brigade, the architectural wow factor of this trio of shopping complexes (called Quartiere ), linked by a subterranean passageway, is undeniable. Highlights are Jean Nouvel’s shimmering glass funnel inside the Galeries Lafayette , the dazzlingly patterned art-deco-style Quartier 206 and John Chamberlain’s tower made from crushed cars in Quartier 205.