Gendarmenmarkt: home of music in Berlin
Friedrich Schiller, Fransz Liszt and Richard Wagner used to stroll along the Gendarmenmarkt. This beautiful square has been the home of music for a long time. Liszt and Wagner weren’t the only famous composers who visited their own operas and music performances. Mozart and Mendelssohn Bartholdy visited their own operas at the Konzerthaus too.
Music at Gendarmenmarkt
Gendarmenmarkt is still famous for it’s music. You can still visit the Konzerthaus to experience Beethoven marathons, music of Prokofjev and whine, dine and listen to exquisite Russian-Berlin writers like Wladimir Kaminer.
But if you are not that into music, it is still a very interesting square to visit. It has to large identical churches. The Deutscher Dom and Fransozischen Dome date from 1708 and 1705 and are worth sightseeing. They not only look pretty on the outside, but the inside is well worth a visit as well.
At Christmastime the Gendarmenmarkt is at it’s prettiest. The square has many small shops at it’s Christmas market with exquisite gifts and nice burning candles. With a gluhwein mit schuss in one hand and a warm sticky apple in the other you will forget it’s so very cold outside immediately.