About the Event
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin's breathtaking French Cathedral for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of atmospheric, fairy‐tale sounds from the snow‐covered Salzkammergut region.
On the first weekend of Advent, Austrian mountain air will once again permeate Berlin when atmospheric, fairytale‐like sounds from the snow‐covered Salzkammergut will once again resound in the French Cathedral on the Gendarmenmarkt. Here, genuine, unadulterated folk music from the Alps is performed and wonderful Advent magic is spread. The artists tell stories with their songs and celebrate music on their traditional instruments, the likes of which are rarely heard in the capital. An atmospheric Austrian evening during Advent in Berlin.
The French Church Französischer Dom is one of the three key buildings at the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in Berlin. The church was built as a place of worship for the Huguenots, followers of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, who were persecuted in their own country and found asylum in Berlin in the reign of Frederick the Great.
The French Cathedral stands opposite the German Church or Neue Kirche, their identical domes and styles forming a stunning architectural ensemble. Unusually, in this location, 'Dom' refers not to a German 'cathedral', but to the French 'dome'. The building houses the Huguenot museum, a restaurant and a viewing platform that offers a gorgeous view of Mitte district of Berlin.