German Cathedral at Gendarmenmarkt

German Cathedral at Gendarmenmarkt Square
German Cathedral at Gendarmenmarkt Square cc licensed photo by LH Wong

The German Cathedral (Neue Kirche in German) was completed in Friedrichstadt in 1708. Construction took about 7 years. The addition of the domed tower began in 1780.

It's domed tower mirrors that of the French Cathedral located at the opposite end of Gendarmenmarkt Square. Both towers were commissioned by Friedrich II for the sole purpose of embellishment.

Like so many historic buildings in Berlin, the Deutscher Dom was substantially destroyed during World War II. Over three decades passed before it was finally rebuilt and subsequently renovated. This restorative process happened in stages between 1977 and 1996.

In 1984, the Protestant church that worshiped in the Berlin Cathedral for over 200 years turned the building over to the state.

Inside the the German Cathedral visitors can view an interactive exhibit spread over 5 floors called Milestones - Sidetracks -Setbacks. It provides and overview of the changes in the parliamentary system from the March Revolution to the present day.

Thirty minute guided tours are available between 11am and 5pm.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: Gendarmenmarkt 1-2, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Phone: 030 22730431

Official Website: Deutscher Dom

Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Only walked by and viewed from the outside. Very beautiful architecture. As of October 16, 2023 there was a lot of construction around this area blocking off the plaza from what I could tell so just admired from afar.
Anna R - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Love the exhibition at Deutsche Dom. Very educational and interesting. Also watched an interesting movie about the German Bundestag and another one about what happened to opposition politicians between 1933 and 1945. Free entrance to the exhibition!
maddie slate - 4 months ago

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2 Star Rating Great building and free entrance. The museum is great but….. there is no English anywhere. How such a new building and new museum have forgotten any explanation or description in English ? If you don’t speak German the museum is a bit useless.
Caterina Dolce - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Nice place to visit! It explains the path of a German history of democracy. It is completely free of charge. You can learn a.lot.of things here. You can use bathrooms in the middle of the city and drink some water, which is important for a traveller.
Mykhailo Sukhonosov - 4 years ago

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How to get to Deutscher Dom by U-Bahn, S-Bahn or Tram

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or Tram Line(s): U6, U2
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn or Tram Station(s): U Französische Str. , U-Bhf Hausvogteiplatz

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