Berlin Cathedral Church

Monument & Heritage Check location

The Berliner Dom (the dome) of this cathedral is perhaps one of the most recognized features of Berlin’s cityscape. Located in the Museum Island in the Mitte borough, this Protestant church suffered several major transformations throughout the centuries since the Middle Ages.

The temple as we see it now was built between the late 19th century and 1905. The previous Baroque building was replaced by a high Neo-Renaissance style designed-building, by father and son Julius and Otto Raschdorff. At 114 meters long, 73 meters wide and 116 meters tall, it was considered at the time as a counterweight to St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

After being bombed by the Allies, between 1949 and 1953, a temporary roof was built to enclose the building.  Known as the Hohenzollern family tomb, the church displays 90 tombs, including of Prussian kings such as Friederich I. Three of its most impressive interior features are the baptismal font, the Petrus mosaics, and the incredible 7.000 pipes organ. A visit to the Dome is also possible and it requires climbing 270 steps.

Contacts & Details

Am Lustgarten 10178 Berlin