We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“beautiful place”
Review of Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Berlin Highlights Sightseeing Cruise Including Coffee and Cake
Ranked #16 of 814 things to do in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This ornate Protestant cathedral is one of Berlin's best known landmarks.
Gianyar, Indonesia
Level Contributor
122 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“beautiful place”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

took place in the middle of the city, but we have to pay to enter it, but took a picture in front of the building is enaough for me

Visited November 2012
1 Thank caknyo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

6,482 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful cathedral”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

It is hard to believe that this cathedral was renovated after ww2it looks and feels very old and the murals are beautiful as well as the gold leaf on the alter.
We climbed the many stairs to the top of the dome and were rewarded with a fantastic view of Berlin skyline.
The crypts were interesting and worth a look

Visited June 2013
1 Thank michaelnmegan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Very nice cathedral and good view from top”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Berliner Dom in weekday noon and hit a mid-day service. A trumpet and organ played high-quality sacred music and the service was short and worth seeing! After then the tour is a must! Dont't hesitate to buy a ticket for it! The roof top has great similar to the Reichstag!

Thank Hoolala W
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
265 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Great Cathedral”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Like most older building's in Berlin, the Cathedral was renovated after WW2, in which they did a fantastic job and is one of the highlights of a visit to Berlin. It is beautiful inside and has an interesting crypt with the ticket including access to the Dome giving wonderful views over Berlin.

Visited June 2013
Thank Dun123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
488 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
“A Richness that almost Overwhelms You....”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Visiting this huge and elaborate "High Parish Church of Berlin" we weren't too surprised to learn that Prussian Church & State Authorities of the late 19th/early 20th centuries may have envisaged creating a Protestant counterweight to the Roman Catholic St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City ! The present "cathedral" (apparently it has never actually been the seat of a Bishop), is of a scale and richness that almost overwhelms you, built as it is "in exuberant forms of high Neo-Renaissance style" no less.

Allied bombing during World War II caused major damage to the structure created between 1894 & 1905, and it wasn't until 1993 that reconstruction started in 1975 was brought to a successful conclusion with the reinauguration of the big prayer hall - a televised event attended by (then) Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

You could probably spend a day here, viewing the cathedral's many striking features, from Dome to Crypt. For our relatively short visit (Admission Charge Euro 7 each) we focused mainly on taking-in the beautifully colouful Dome, with its 8 mosaics depicting "the beatitudes", and the quite elaborate features surrounding the Main Altar - it was saved from the previous cathedral & dates from 1820. We found it particularly enjoyable to just sit in one of the pews, gaze upwards for a time, and then stare around us at the feature-rich interior.

On our way out, we passed through part of the crypt with its many tombs of German "royalty". There is a quite tasteful souvenir shop with helpful staff.

Visited May 2013
Thank Gooner10_8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Berlin Cathedral also viewed


Been to Berlin Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing