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“Great Cathedral and wonderful location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral
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Ranked #16 of 798 things to do in Berlin
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This ornate Protestant cathedral is one of Berlin's best known landmarks.
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“Great Cathedral and wonderful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Heavily destroyed in the Second World War and especially the Battle for Berlin but rebuilt to the original design. Wonderful views of the cathedral from the small park in front where you can look onto the Cathedral with the TV tower in the background a good contrast of the Germany before the war and the Germany after. Inside it's like most major cathedrals you'd come across in this part of the world but what made it special for me is if you pay a few euros extra you can go onto the roof and you have wonderful views of the Brandenburg Gate, the Spree, Museum Insel and the TV tower on the opposing side. The basement also holds a lot of tombs and historic artefacts that you can explore. What makes this Cathedral so special for me is it's location its just across the road from the Humboldt Museum, very close to Museum Insel, DDR Museum and within walking distance of both the University and the Brandenburg Gate.

Visited August 2013
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Incredible cathedral. Amazing reconstruction--the whole dome was completely destroyed in WWII. So nice to be able to climb up to the top of the dome too, great views of the city. Must do!

Visited March 2013
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Dalgety Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Baroque Riot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Last time I saw this cathedral I was on a student visit of the Eastern Bloc countries. It was a ruin and there was no dome, courtesy of the 1945 Russian and British bombing and firestorm.
This time it was gloriously restored and utterly beautiful.

The only weak part of the experience was that despite the expensive ticket price there was no audio guide equipment. I saw a number and a headphone symbol on many tombs and other significant details of the cathedral and I went back to the curator to ask for the audio tour. She just said: "Oh, it takes over two hours - too long. Here, better read about it in this brochure!" and she handed me the a 1 page booklet.

Visited January 2014
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Tehran, Iran
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“Exceptional in Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Its exceptional ,because both exterior and interior are fantastic with a sense of glory and art.Colors were used appropriately ،not in luxurious manner but in a very proportionate and artistic level.

Visited February 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

I paid student rate to get in (5 euros I think) I don't begrudge that as there are even signs that say why - they don't get funding from the state. It was lovely, spent a long time wandering around, and visited the crypt. I even went back for souvenirs to further support the good work of the cathedral. The dome was closed for refurbishment, but I still really enjoyed it. Stunning, beautiful, peaceful. I would definitely go again.

Visited January 2014
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