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.

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Many indoor and even some outdoor tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. If the hours of operation are shown below, they may not reflect these closures. Please verify hours with any attraction before visiting.

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Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Address: Gendarmenmarkt 1
10117 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 22730431

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5 Star Rating This venue is free, and very interesting. The architecture is beautiful and there is a huge circular stairway in the center. There is a lot of material... Read More

Frank B. Jan-06-2019

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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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