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Berlin Cathedral, Berlin

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Don't miss a chance to see the city from the dome of Berlin Cathedral, one of the region's major landmarks. This imposing structure stands as if frozen in time centuries ago. But the building actually suffered massive damage during World War II and underwent extensive renovation in 1994. The biggest church in the city, this Renaissance building serves not only as a Protestant house of worship but also as a concert hall and a museum. Inside, you can see a lavish marble altar and royal tombs. The organ, with more than 7,000 pipes, often plays a starring role in concerts. Pick up an audio guide at the entrance, or arrange for a private tour of the cathedral before you make the trip. Use our Berlin tour builder app to add Berlin Cathedral and other attractions to your Berlin vacation plans.
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  • It's very beautiful cathedral with big organ in it. We were lucky to be there while several musicians were practicing. Sound is really grate. At the upper level you can find museum and go outside of t...  more »
  • This cathedral is a site not to be missed. It's takes your breath away from the outside as it does from the inside. It's very affordable to enter. There's a crypt downstairs to wander through and then...  more »
  • Beautiful and impressive cathedral. Not to be missed in the city tour. It is a building of the 18th century, renovated after the war, and is a symbol of the Prussian Royal family.
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  • What a wonderful church and tour. It costs money to go inside. We were a family of five and only had to pay for the two adult tickets and the kids came along (I think the total price was around 14 euros). Inside you get to see one of the most beautiful domes in the world and some great art. It is a WOW moment when you see it. Then you get to climb a narrow staircase (when other are coming down the same path) to the top where you go outside around the dome and have wonderful views of the entire city. You are in paths that are only around 3ft wide. You end the tour underneath the church where you get to see the tombs of former kings, queens, princes, and princesses. That was also pretty interesting. Recommend.
  • Absolutely beautiful cathedral, inside and out. It was huge. There was a fee to get in and rentable lockers. For regular adult admission, there was a machine where you could buy tickets with a shorter line. For concession rates you had to line up at the entrance. For no additional charge you can climb up the dome and walk around the outside. It was a hike up, but there were panels at each interval to let you know how many steps were left. The views from the top were amazing. You can see a ton of the city from there.
  • The cathedral is so huge and so beautiful from in and out. Peaceful and Well maintained. If you will go berlin. I highly recommended to give a visit. There is entrance fee if you want to see the inside up to doom area.
  • The grandest cathedral in Berlin! You will in awe the moment you walk through the doors into the chapel. The whole cathedral from the dome to the floor is ornamentally decorated, so detailed and rich is the view inside, it is not only a place for spiritual feast but also a feast for the eyes. To get inside the church there is a fee of 6 Euros (if I remember correctly). But well worth the visit.
  • It is a magnificent building and rates right up there with some of the churches in Rome. I loved staring up at it, strolling around admiring the inside and climbing up the tower steps to enjoy the view from the domes. But the best bit was the crypts in the basement of the church. My morbid fascination comes out with places like that and I can’t help imagining the history of those that lie within each sepulcher. So many young princes and princess, dating back to 1600. A must see if you are travelling around Berlin.

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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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