Berlin Cathedral is one of the main landmarks of Berlin. It is the main Evangelical temple in Germany. The interior is amazing, it was build in neo - Renaissance style in 1905. It needed to be somewhat like Basilica in Vatican.
During Second World War it was bombed, but mainly roof had fallen. It was fully reconstructed just in 1993. Now it big tourism attraction, it is possible to go inside for some euros, but I haven't used this possibility.
There were a few past examples of this temple, but demolished ones. The story started from 1451, when Prince-Elector Frederick II I moved residence to Berlin (Colln) and had here residence with a chapel.
The Berliner Dom is one of the main churches of Berlin, you can find here on the Museum Island, the interior of the cathedral is richly decorated with mosaics
The attraction of the Protestant church is the famous Sauer organ a giant organ with 113 registers,the crypt accommodate 80 sarcophagi of Prussian kings
During World War II the building was heavily damaged by Allied bombing. In 1975 work began on the reconstruction, but it was not until 1993 back opened its doors to the church
The neo-Baroque Bode Museum, which is part of the Museum Island in Berlin the two major divisions of the Bode Museum, the image collection and the Museum of Byzantine art to the image collection includes works from the Eastern Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Italian Gothic and early Renaissance. The collection of the Coin Cabinet, with more than half a million coins and medallions, definitely wort of visit
Also known as the Berliner Dom, the lofty cathedral dates to the 18th Century with its current form dating to 1822. Inside, you can see the stunning architecture and nave. Also, the tombs of many of the Prussian Royalty of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Hohenzollern crypt contains tombs dating to the early 17th century.
You can climb to the dome for a great view as well. and, there is a small museum detailing the history. Admission is charged and there is also a cafe. A small shop sells books and other items of interest.
About this Cathedral you can read more. I only want to tell , that I think not only Reichstag is important to see in Berlin! For me the Berlin Dom is more important . it is very beautiful cathedral both outside and inside. if you have time find for cathedral survey more time. very beautiful city views open from an observation deck of a Cathedral.
I generally don't pay admission charges to places of worship. It just doesn't sit right with me. Nevertheless, I was happy enough to pay the 7 Euros entrance fee to see inside Berlin's beautifully lavish cathedral and visit its crypt, burial place to many figures of German royalty.
The cathedral has undergone 40 years of restoration to return it to its former glory following extensive wartime damage. Of particular note inside the cathedral are mosaics on the ceiling of the Four Evangelists or Gospels: Mark (Markus), Luke (Lucas), Matthew and John. There is also an extravagant-looking pulpit and a huge pipe organ with 113 stops, built by Wilhelm Sauer. Try and coincide your visit with a service to hear the organ play.
The Berliner Dom is one of the most important churches in Berlin. The Berliner Dom is located on Museum Island, at the Karl-Liebknecht-Straße. The church was built between 1894 and 1905. During the Second World War, the Berlin Cathedral was badly damaged. The reconstruction began in 1975 and in 1992 the new church opened. During this reconstruction, we chose a simpler structure and a lower church.
The church has seen sarcophagi of Prussian kings. Mosaics decorate the interior. In the dome is the Sermon on the Mount of Christ with the 8 beatitudes shown.
World famous is the Sauer organ in the church, also called the Main Organ Berliner Dom. This very large organ has 4 manuals and 113 stops, including three 32 'pedal stops.
The Berliner Dom is 117 at 73 meters, and is a creation of architect Carl Rasch Julius Dorff.
The interior of the Berliner Dom is richly adorned in Baroque style, it has cupola 114 meters high and stained glass winwows. Besides the crypt, with the sarcophages of the royal family, and Baroque pulpit, the most valuable is the pipe organ built by Wilhel Sauer. It has 113 stops, three ranks of 32 pipes on a pedal division and is played by a four manual console.
Personally I don't find Berlin's Cathedral a very attractive building. To me it seems overly busy and ornamented, designed to show off just how important it is, and not to make it look appealing. It's certainly impressive: the big, domed bulk rises up over the Spee and dominates the Museum Island it rests on. It used to be even bigger and more showy, but it has since been rebuilt after war damage, smaller, shorter and simplified. I think I prefer the cleaner lines of Schinkel's earlier model, before Julius and Otto Raschdorff got their hands on it and turned it neo-Renaissance.
Hohenzollern is the name of the royal family that ruled in Orussia, Germany and Romania, from 1061 until the end of the World War First, when the treaty of Versailles disassembled the German Empire.
The dead members of the royal family rest in a richly adorned sarcophagis which clearly showing who the dead was and which was his rank. The coffins range from the 12th up to the 17th century. There are many tiny coffins in the crypt, examplying the high infant mortality at the time. The crypt contains 94 entombments sarcophagi.
Admission to crypt is 8 euros, plus additional 5 if one want to watch DVD.
The Berlin Cathedral with the Pleasure Garden served as the Court and Memorial Church of the Hohenzollern dynasty (Kaiser William II, 1905). It is built in High Renaissance style. The crypt contains sarcophagi of Frederick I and Queen Sophie Charlotte. The Pleasure Garden has been military drill-grounds under the Soldier King Frederick William I. Today the elegant garden is laid out for the Old Museum.
Berliner Dom is a massive cathedral built in 1905. It's situated in Mitte, next to Altes Museum ("Old museum"). There is a small garden in front of the cathedral called Lustgarten, which is a nice place to relax for a while, especially in summer. Berliner Dom is one of my favourite sights in Berlin.
The interior is equally beautiful so it's definitely worth to visit. You can also climb up to the dome for some awesome views.
Berlin’s cathedral, the Berliner Dom, is a grand late 19th century structure built on an island in the Spree (known as Museumsinsel for the number of museums located there). In this view, taken from Bürgstraße on the eastern bank of the river near Hackescher Markt, it reminded me rather of Notre Dame de Paris, although in truth it is nothing like that Gothic structure – only the island settings are alike.
This is the third place of Christian worship to be built on this site. The first was a simple 15th century church, the second a rather more grand Baroque cathedral, which was demolished in 1894 on the orders of Emperor Wilhelm II to be replaced by this much larger cathedral, designed to be a Protestant answer to St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Like so many of the city’s great buildings it was badly damaged during the Allied bombing raids of the Second World War, and for a time the communist authorities of East Berlin planned to pull it down, having little time for religion of any sort. Thankfully they relented, and reconstruction began in 1975. It reopened in 1993 and was re-consecrated in 1996.
Admission is €5 and we didn’t go in on this visit so it will have to wait for a future one. Apparently it is worth it to see the rich glass mosaics in the dome (which portray the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount), the 7,269 pipe organ and the stained glass windows with scenes from the Nativity.
Berlin Cathedral (German: Berliner Dom) is the colloquial name for the Evangelical Oberpfarr- und Domkirche (English analogously: Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church, literally Supreme Parish and Cathedral Church) in Berlin, Germany. It is the parish church of the Evangelical congregation Gemeinde der Oberpfarr- und Domkirche zu Berlin, a member of the umbrella organisation Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia. Its present building is located on Museum Island in the Mitte borough.
The Berliner Dom (cathedral) stands out as you approach the museum island. Completed in 1822, it was pretty much destroyed by British air raids during WW II. It was finally reopened in 1993. There are regular music concerts at the Dom. I enjoyed a brass ensemble one evening. If you just visit the entrance fee is 5 euro. There are 272 steps to the top of the dome, something that I could not find out how to do during a concert visit.