Berlin Cathedral Church

Berliner Dom

Berlin Cathedral Church is in the pictures of all the tourists who have ever been to Berlin. The cathedral makes a striking impression not only by its monumental size (it is the largest evangelic church in Germany) but also by the beauty of its interior and exterior. Several centuries ago the other cathedral in neoclassical style occupied this spot but German Emperor Wilhelm II thought the cathedral was not grand enough and, thus, this tremendous new building in baroque style was constructed in 1905. Many tourists are especially interested in visiting the Hohenzollern Crypt that contains over 70 entombments and demonstrates five hundred years of Brandenburg-Prussian burial culture. One might be surprised by the luxurious sarcophagi of the Elector of Brandebrurg and his wife Dorothea. Another great attraction of the cathedral is the organ designed by Wilhelm Sauer. The organ with its 7 thousand pipes was first played in 1905. In front of the Berlin Cathedral Church there is a wonderful garden - Lustgarten.

Address: Am Lustgarten
Opening hours: Oct-Mar: Mon – Sat 9 am – 7 pm, Sun 12 pm – 7 pm; Apr-Sep: Mon – Sat 9 am – 8 pm, Sun 12 pm – 8 pm
How to reach: Alexanderplatz U2, U5, U8, S5, S7, S75; Hackescher Markt S5, S7, S75
Coordinates: 52.518839, 13.401420