The memorial to Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), one of Germany’s most revered poets and playwrights ( Maria Stuart, William Tell ) sits...
The 1705 Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) was built by Huguenot refuges and consists of two buildings: the soaring domed tower ,...
The Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) wasn’t much of a looker until being topped by Gontard’s dazzling galleried dome in 1785. Built as...
This top-ranked concert hall – a Schinkel design from 1821 – counts the Konzerthaus-Orchester as its 'house band' but also hosts...
Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt
Tourists, concert-goers and hearty-food lovers rub shoulders at rustic tables in this surprisingly authentic Bavarian beer hall. Soak up...
Berlin's most graceful square is bookended by the domed 18th-century German and French cathedrals and punctuated by a grandly porticoed concert hall, the Konzerthaus. It was named for the Gens d’Armes, an 18th-century Prussian regiment consisting of French Huguenot immigrants whose story is chronicled in a museum inside the French cathedral. Climb the tower here for grand views of historic Berlin.