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Berlin Cathedral: Top 5 historical facts

The Berlin Cathedral history is rich, mirroring the ups and downs of the city itself. The first of the fun facts about this family church: The Cathedral is not an actual cathedral because the church isn’t the seat of a bishop.

1465: The Beginnings

The first church on this site finished construction in 1465 and looked very different than it does today. It served the Hohenzollern family, whose palace was located nearby.

1745: The Original Berlin Cathedral Church

A Baroque cathedral replaced the church in 1745; in 1816 it was remodeled in classical style. The cathedral we know today wouldn’t be built for nearly a century.

1894: Today’s Cathedral

Larger than any of the other previous buildings, the Protestant cathedral was built to contest St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome with a 98-meter-tall dome decorated with mosaic.

1905: Completion

The ambitious project, designed by Julius Raschdorff in high Renaissance fashion was completed in 1905, along with the famous Berlin Cathedral organ in all its 7,000-pipe glory.

1975: An Enduring Building is Restored

The magnificent building was bombed during WWII and later set to be demolished by Soviet Germany. Withstanding the odds, reconstruction went underway in 1975.

Berlin Cathedral: Our Tips

Visit the Berlin Cathedral Crypt

Below the cathedral lies a crypt filled with 94 coffins, some of which are preserved royal bodies. The oldest tomb belongs to the elector of Brandenburg, Johann Cicero (153). Members of the original Hohenzollern family are buried even deeper in the Hohenzollerngruft.

Walk the Kaiserliches Treppenhaus

Climb the 267 steps for a breathtaking overview of the grand interior. At the very top, you can even walk outside around the Berlin Cathedral dome and take in all of Berlin-Mitte.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00AM to 8:00PM, Sundays and Holidays, 12:00PM to 8:00PM. October 1 through March 31, closing at 7:00PM.
  • What is the price?
    Adult tickets start at just 7€ and continue upwards with tours.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide inside the Cathedral is not necessary.
  • How to get there
    Take the U2, U5, U8, S5, S7 or S75 to Alexanderplatz and it's a short walk through an iconic section of the city.
  • Additional tips
    • Visit on a clear day and climb to the top of the dome for incredible views of the city.
    • An elevator is available to the left of the main entrance, and a bell calls the concierge who can assist with entrance.

What People Are Saying About Berlin Cathedral

See parts of Berlin from a different perspective

Who doesn't enjoy a river trip? Who enjoys a serene journey through a city that presents an eclectic mosaic of historical and modern architecture? This 1 hour break away from the hustle and bustle works whatever the weather. However, in October, it can be a bit bracing for some but the best photographic opportunities are up on deck although there is the obvious attraction of a warmer environment down below. The boat was clean, comfortable and the accompanying snack and cordial most welcome. The trip commentary was given in both German and English. I think if I come again, it would be in the warmer months but the trees were displaying some autumn finery and made for a colourful backdrop to this colourful city. If I had one piece of advice it would be that ifyour hotel cannot print out the required voucher, there should be an acceptable alternate to the boat company who on this occasion were more than helpful to make sure I was able to get on board. A trip worth taking. Well done.
Berlin: 1-Hour Pizza Cruise on the River Spree Reviewed by Chris, 10/18/2016

Good tour - The bus is the black and white one and route maps on bus

Good tour - only two comments: It wasn't clear from the voucher that the bus we booked was the black and white one (there are several companies operating so a photo would have been good). Also, it was hard to get a route map online to select the nearest bus stop to hotel. All staff very friendly. Pick your guide.
Berlin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Live Commentary Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/14/2016

Excellent! Very informative. Wolfgang was a great guide!

Reichstag tour was fantastic. Wolfgang was a most informative and engaging guide!
Berlin: Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Dome Tour Reviewed by Margaret, 10/03/2016

Excellent clues, brill way to see the sights and lots of fun.

The service we received was outstanding, the pack was delivered to my hotel in Berlin, following my requests for this to be done via email. The clues were very clear and the box they came in was robust. The clue cards themselves were very professional and I really impressed with the whole product.
Scavenger Hunt through Berlin Reviewed by Charlotte, 10/01/2016

A perfect overview for our first day in Berlin!

Thankyou Jess for the best half day tour we have ever taken. There is so much to understand about Berlin - we came with so many confused ideas about its history and geography -WW2 and the Cold War. We had so many questions - in particular - where and why was the wall. For us New Zealanders the weight of historical events in Berlin was tangible in the atmosphere of the city. After 4 hours walking with Jess it all slotted into place. His commentary helped make sense of the people and forces that created today's Berlin . If you want somewhere to start unravelling Berlin, start with this half day tour and hope your guide is as informed and passionate about history and architecture as Jess is. A post grad history student here, Jess is a consummate guide. The 4 hours whizzed by- with a nice stop for non touristy coffee and Plum strudel. Barb and Mark - Kiwis
Discover Berlin Walking Tour Reviewed by Barbara, 09/19/2016

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