Museum island

Gendarmenmarkt is known as Berlin’s most beautiful square, which is saying a lot, and there is the Konzerthaus, flanked by the Französischer Dom and the Deutcher Dom, twin cathedrals on opposite sides of the square. The former, built by Huguenot artisans fleeing France, tells their story. The second tells the story of German democracy.

By the way, very close by is the delicious chocolate shop Fassbender und Rausch where it is highly recommended to make a stop to regain strength in our tour.

Checkpoint Charlie