Berliner Dom
Berliner Dom
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 5 min walk
  • Weinmeisterstraße • 10 min walk
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  • Jeyhun M
    Baku, Azerbaijan67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The landmark with a bonus
    If you visit the Berliner Dom, you have to attempt to walk up to the panoramic view from the top. 360 view from the top to the city is amazing. Architecturally it is top class engineering solution. Once finish your tour, take a sit at the caffe behind the building with a view to the river
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • G. Y.
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular - Must See!
    We visited this cathedral based on a recommendation of our hotel concierge. We did not expect such a spectacular site. We took the walk up to the viewing platform and had breathtaking views of the entire city. The walk to the platform is approximately 260 steps up, a bit challenging so I recommend having a water bottle with you. We did not do a guided tour, but it may have provided some additional details that were not in the brochure. This is a definite must see if visiting Berlin.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 10, 2023
  • 00Shawn00
    Swindon, United Kingdom360 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of Berlin
    We spent a nice afternoon at the Dom. you can sit on the grassy area out front and chill in the sunshine, it’s got a really good vibe and people watch. You need to have a ticket to get in and the area to purchase these is on the right hand corner as you look at the Dom. I attempted to order in English and the chap was brilliant. He was really engaging and gave us student discount as a thanks for trying! The Dom itself is quite interesting inside but the view at the top is what made the visit worthwhile! It’s quite a climb though up a variety of different staircases so would be a struggle for some. But, we took our time and once at the top it was perfect! I do think that there could have been some information up and around but thankfully we grabbed a leaflet at the ticket booth and that was quite useful, plus google helped! As you leave there are toilets and a small cafe. However, if you cross over the bridge there are some nice food places where you can sit and chill in the sun with a drink and look at the Dom, which was much Nicer. Definitely worth a visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,505 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive cathedral. You must do the climb to the top
    Set on Museum Island, the Dom is a very impressive cathedral. You pay to get in (£15 for us both). Inside it’s a very impressive cathedral. The big attraction is a climb of over 250 steps to reach an outside viewing platform. The steps have many places to rest along the way and decent hand rails. The view from the top is awesome. Well worth it all.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • CumbrianDan
    London, United Kingdom57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Woah!
    I hd no intention of visiting here - but, stopped at the incredible architecture as I strolled past. I’m so glad that I stopped and visited - as soon as I walked through the entrance, I was in awe. A beautiful cathedral; with incredible art and such a calm environment. I ventured up the dome (breathless, I hasten to add!) and the view was incredible. For 10 euros (for a single person) - this is well worth it!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Becky
    Boston, Massachusetts125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will get your steps in
    Beautiful cathedral and well worth the climb up to the dome. There are a lot of steps and no lift. The stairs start out nice and wide and get narrower and steeper as you go up. I recommend going slow and taking breathers at the stopping places. The views are worth it. The first floor interior is relatively small for a cathedral. The organ was playing while we were there, which was beautiful to listen too. The reconstruction of the building was well done. There is a small gift shop and bathroom in the basement as well as a cafe outside along the river.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Jessica Higgins
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning but a lot of exercise!
    It is as beautiful inside as it is out. Genuinely worth the visit and would go to this over some of the museums. However, to get to the top is a lot of stairs so bring water and take it at your own pace. As a pair of 20-year-olds, we were exhausted! The views from the top are worth it but definitely do not do this if you are scared of heights! Even the stairs coming down were scary and felt unsafe (they were safe, but looked really old).
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • Josie Iino
    Cambridge, United Kingdom605 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    4 stars!
    It was a pretty building, in a central location. I did not visit the inside, but it was the crown of my time enjoying the river at night, eating Currywurst and hanging out with my friends. One of the few worthy architectural sights in Berlin.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Juhnu
    Finland224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beatiful place, climb up!
    It pays 10 euros per person to visit, but Ibthink its worth of it. I came with my wife. Church itself is beatiful from inside, nice paintings and colours. It takes about 270 steps to climb to the highrt "balkany", but definately worth going. Just take your time, maybe one break for breath and suddenly you have done it. Stairs gets narrow on top. Beatiful views and excellent place to take pictures.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Marianne G
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit masterpiece in Berlin
    Wonderful masterpiece, the luxurious architect inside, the statues, drawings, the organ, everything needs some time to stop by. The panoramic view upstairs is a wonderful unique experience where you can see Berlin from above while having a closer look at the angels on the dome. I really recommend it.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 29, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Laila 0fficial
Sittard, The Netherlands12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
During our visit to Berlin we visited several attractions and walked a lot, and I can say that this cathedral was the highlight of our trip, since despite not being as beautifully adorned as Roman churches, it was interesting, and we especially enjoyed our time on then roof and in the catacombs, learning a bit from the lives of Prussian kings and nobles.
The entry was 7eur I guess, and it was well worth it.
Why visit a tower spending a lot to get the same views as you can get from up here?
Written January 8, 2020
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Kev&Family
Singapore, Singapore830 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
We visited Berlin Cathedral about mid day on a Friday and there was a service going on. The music made by the organ was just so beautiful. During the short service of about 20 min, we needed to be respectful and no photo taking was allowed

Tickets needed to be purchased from a machine - but the instructions were too clear. For adults, it costs €9 to enter, so just look out for the €9 tickets
Written September 29, 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,677 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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cabeden15
Devizes, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Spent a rainy day in here and well worth a visit.
Despite the rain we were able to walk around outside to take in the views of the city.
Very easy to access and good information from guides.
My only complaint was the requirement to pay to use the toilets! There are many donation boxes around the cathedral requesting support for different areas and we were happy to donate on top of the admission charge but I think free facilities is not much to ask especially as if you use the cafe inside there is still a requirement to pay!
Written February 2, 2020
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Princemargie
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A Bach cantata with choir and orchestra, plus a special area to sit for English speakers, with real-time translation through headphones from a person sitting behind, are the reasons this is defined as outstanding.

The disappointment is the fact that you get thrown out a few minutes after the service has finished. If you want to enjoy the building as a tourist afterwards, you have to pay to come back in. Is that a Christian way to deal with genuine worshippers?! I've never experienced that before in other churches which are also recognised tourist attractions.
Written February 23, 2020
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Silvio Bertonati
Prague, Czech Republic12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A beautiful and history rich building. We went at night without expecting to much. The price is fair and you get to go to the cathedral, the museum, the crypts and the lookout on the dome. If you go arround 18.00 they perform a small sermon (in German) that is quite beautiful. Although I'm nor relegius I apretiated a lot and get to hear the organ play in all its glory. Defenetly recommended.
Written January 26, 2020
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shelle r
Oldham, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Corton, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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