The Berliner Dom, also known as Berliner Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the city of Berlin. It was built between 1894 and 1905 and it is located into an immediate vicinity to the famous TV Tower. This marvelous cathedral has a tremendous history which starts since 1465 when the first church at this site was built. In In 1745 this small church was replaced by a cathedral, designed by Johann Boumann as a magnificent Baroque style. Between 1816-1822, the famous architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel remodeled the cathedral into a classicist building.
Julius Raschdorff designed the domed cathedral with size of 144 m by 73 m (source: www.aviewoncities.com/berlin/dom.htm)
During the World War II, the bombing raids seriously damaged the cathedral. The renovations began in 1984 and 9 years later the Berliner Dom reopened. However, the restoration continued up to 2002.
Its rich and opulent interior features marble columns and guided ornaments. The chancel contains three stained glass windows created by Anton von Werner, that depict the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.
The reconstructed pipe organ is one of the most attractive item in the cathedral, built by Wilhelm Sauer manufactory. The fantastic dome reaches a height of 98 m and it is decorated with mosaics created by Anton von Werner.
By climbing the stairs, the visitors reach the top of the dome where they could enjoy a magnificent panorama view of Berlin.
Before you leave Berliner Dom you will pass through the Crypt which features 94 coffins and sarcophagus of royals.
Berliner Dom inspires with its brilliant and magnificent interior and rich history, amazing atmosphere and solitude. The cathedral is the heart of the city of Berlin, where the visitors could relax and contemplate.
Adacademy Magazine recommends Berliner Dom as a must-see place in Berlin!
You could get some more information about the opening time at: http://www.berlinerdom.de/content/view/13/92/lang,en/
Acknowledgement: Our Magazine expresses its sincere gratitude to the Berliner Dom PR Department for their kind assistance and support during our visit!