Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), Berlin
I have to admit that I didn't go inside this grand church. I was somewhat put off by its over-grandiose exterior. Although the Dom is based on a Baroque design, it was built during the Wilhelmine Era, whose guiding principle seems to have been "Nothing Succeeds Like Excess."
However, I've been told that there are some interesting monuments and statues inside the Dom, some of which date from the Renaissance. So, on my return to Berlin I will be sure to include the Dom in my itinerary.
I love cathedrals and Berlin has many. My favorite is the Berliner Dom. To enter when services are not being held you must pay 3€, but on Sundays I think you can get in free when concerts or special services not being held. I have gone just to see it but also for a concert of Bach music that is played on the antique organ that take almost a whole side of the inner dome it seems.
At Christmas and New Years Times there are many famous musical and singing concerts held here, but right now not so many. Upcoming concerts in February schedule:
Feb 7-The music of Bach and Mendelssohn played by Michael Pohl
Feb 11-There is a theological sermon given by Dr. Anke Martiny and J?rgen Rennert
and then on
Feb 28-a special concert featuring the music of Mozart and the Holland Concert choir, with Matthias Erben and Stephen Kavelaar
Prices usually range from 7 or 8 Euro up to 18Euros.
For more information contact them 030-308-785-685. Its located at Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin. The dates have past for the events I mentioned above, but check the website for upcoming events. Berliner Dom Website
Fondest memory: I´ve visited alone just to sit in the private balcony on the upper levels and listen to the faint sounds of a tour guide describing to listeners about the history of the place. Also I´ve visited with classmates, again, as the teacher took newcomers to the city on a tour. Its a very calm and special place, one feels enormous peace there.
Favorite thing: Berlin Cathedral, erected between 1894 and 1905 as a court church and burial place for the ruling Hohenzolles, is modelled on St. Peter's in Rome. The Emperor's box is well-worth seeing, as are the 100-od magnifficent coffins, including those of King Friederich I and Emperor Friederich III.
The cathedral was originally used as chapel for the Prussian royal family. It was almost completely destroyed in WW2. The crypt houses the graves (100+) of members of the Hohenzollern royal family.
S Hackescher Markt
Bus 100, 157, 348
My favourite spot at the Unden Den Linden would be the Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral.
It was built from 1894-1905 by Raschdorf, during the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II, as the royal and memorial church of the Hohenzollern (who are the Prussian and German rulers).
In the basement was the royal crypt of the Hohenzollern which contained around 100 remains.
The first church built on the site of the current Cathedral was a 1465 church.
The building, which later served as the court church for the Hohenzollern family was replaced by a cathedral, built between 1745 and 1747 in a Baroque design from Johann Boumann. It was reconstructed into a classicist building from 1816 to 1822 following a design by the Berlin architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
Outside of the Berliner Dom you can see bullet holes from the war which is not unusual in the east Berlin.
go to Berliner DOM.
It was badly damaged in the war, Berliner DOM-Berlin's biggest church was reopned in 1993 after 18years of renovation.
( NOTE: IT is one stop of bus 100, you can arrive this place easily by bus 100.)
Go to the Berlin Dome. It is so beautiful inside. And in the cellar are many of the caskets of deceased Deutsche Royalty.
Fondest memory: The intense feeling that the Berliners want you to remember the history, never forget it, so it does not happen again.
Favorite thing: The Berlin Cathedral built in the mid 1800's, this was a definant highlight on my visit to the city.
Fondest memory: This was once the main cathedral in Berlin. Close to the royal palace. During the Communist area the dome was used as a storing house.
Favorite thing: If you can I recommend you see the Berlin Dome (Berliner Dom), it is really beautiful...although we didn't get to go inside...
Favorite thing: Also known as Berlin Cathedral, the former court church of the royal Hohenzollern dynasty.