Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom, Berlin

Berliner Dom
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 5 min walk
  • Weinmeisterstraße • 10 min walk
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Oki Doki
Enfield, UK150 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is an amazing building built by the efforts of collective human labour. Shame that our tour guide did not have a sociological understanding of development to explain to us the material reasons and development of this beautiful site. We had to do our own research. Anyway, come here as the sunsets and when there street musicians playing some quality background music and you will be captivated by the gloomy appearance.
Written January 12, 2020
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Yorkterrier01
York, UK2,600 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a large domed cathedral said to have been built to rival St Peters in Rome. It has been restored since World War 2.

You pay to go inside and not only can you wander round the nave looking at the spectacular dome but go up to its base and look outside. There is also a small museum on the first floor showing alternative designs for the cathedral. Down in the crypt are the coffins of former German Kings and Queens.
Written April 22, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia12,629 contributions
Feb 2020
The Berliner Dom is surely Berlin's most striking religious edifice. It stands on the Museum island, in the very center, just by the Spree river.
The Cathedral you see today in Neo Renessaince style dates back to late 19c as a Protestant Church, while it's roots (predecessors) are in the 15c when there was a Catholic chapel established. Throughout centuries it changed it's appearance 4 times.
There's an entrance fee of 6, 7 Euros (cannot remember exactly), which is quite just as the Dom doesn't receive any state or public funding, which is written at the entrance.
Paying it you support the Church, and you're allowed to visit all of it starting with magnificent interior with highly decorated altar and pipe organ.
Next you should descend to the crypt. Monumental sarcophagi of the Hohenzollern family (most important ruling dynasty of Berlin and Prussia) await you there - their kings, electors and their families laid in their final rest in highly decorated sarcophagi.
Save the best for last.
Climb the top of the Dome. Beware, for older or those not in a good condition this could be challenging - no elevator, but 250+ stairs.
But, up there it totally pays off: terrific 360' views of entire Berlin.

TIP: Berlin is a flat city with no high rises. So, there's no need to climb the TV tower which is pretty high, and the view due to that height is not clear or is in a distance.
From the Dom circular terrace the perception and proximity of other sights is much better. I've been on both, and believe me here's much better.
Count on 1-2 hrs for entire visit.
Written March 30, 2020
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We found the cathedral quite disappointing, for 7 euro we could see only the inside of the cathedral which is not that big. Going to the top or checking the museum out was not available due to corona. Well then the price should be way lower. There are way more impressive churches which cost much less or nothing such as the Cologne cathedral. I would find the price of 7 euro only justified if we could have the full access to all facilities. My conclusion: do not go there.
Written July 4, 2021
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Ramutza
Bucharest, Romania613 contributions
Jan 2020
Beautiful cathedral, well worth a visit. The audio guide makes the visit 100 better and is worth the extra euros. I am not a fan of churches, but walking trough this monumental cathedral and listening to the guide was an awesome experience. The audio guide is just the perfect amount of information to better understand what you're seeing, without being boring or to long. If you can, go up the 200 steps to the top of the dome. The views are really nice. The walk up is not difficult or too long. In January there were no queues or crowds, it was a peaceful place just perfect to visit. We did get our tickets online (entry and audio guide) to avoind any delays, but you could get them on site too.
Written January 27, 2020
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Laila 0fficial
Sittard, The Netherlands12 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The best church which I seen in my life
How I don’t like look on church and read about history this pleace is in my heart.
Amazing pleace. For 7€ (If I remember good) you can go inside where you found tombs, beautiful sculptures and you can go upstairs on Observation Tower and look on all Berlin.
Written March 2, 2020
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany2,118 contributions
Aug 2021
One of many very impressive buildings around the Museum Island area of Berlin Mitte and only a short distance away from Alexander Platz. We were staying in a hotel nearby and so walked past this beautiful, imposing cathedral everyday on our way towards to Brandenburger Gate.

The Berliner Dom, as it's known locally, is the largest Protestant church in Germany. Actually it was only built just over a century ago but it sits on a site that was first recognised as a Roman Catholic place of worship over 600 years ago.

I didn't venture inside on this trip. I'll save that for a future visit to this fascinating city.
Written August 29, 2021
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ571 contributions
Apr 2022
The service was in German and the priest was female, but my Catholic wife did not care. Beautiful cathedral to attend Easter services. The ornate interior, helpful staff, and the tower climb is worth it.
Written April 22, 2022
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shelle r
Oldham, UK1 contribution
Sep 2020
This is the most beautiful Church i have ever seen and, is my favourite place in the whole world. Not only is it an amazing looking building on the outside but, it is also breathtaking when you get inside. The lovely white Marple and gold altar is so unique. There are 2 lovely trees to put candles on for your loved ones. The ceiling is painted heavenly which leaves you in ore as you stand in the middle of the church looking up. If you get a chance to join in the mass it is well worth it as you get to hear the most beautiful and, largest organ ever. There are also coffins of the past Kings and, Queens some beautifully covered in blue and, gold. There are even relatives of our beloved Queen Victoria underneath the church which you can go and, look at. In the summer this is the best place to be as it is lovely and cool inside especially underneath where the coffins are. I have been here 3 times now and this church is so beautiful I am unable to get a photo that honours it enough.
Written September 29, 2020
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Big G
Stalham, UK31 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
The entrance fee of 7e represented good value. Part of the building is under repair but that did not spoil the appearance and appreciation of the internal view of the cathedral. Take a look up at the high dome roof. I decided to climb the 267? steps to the top of the dome. Warning, the higher you go the narrower the stairs become and you reach a point where there is no turning back because of Covid restrictions it is one way up and one way down. It will test your breathing. At the summit you have a 360 degree view of the city plus the use of a telescope if required. You can see for miles but most of it is across roof tops.
Written October 20, 2020
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