Berliner Dom

sights / Religious

Berliner Dom information

Berlin , Germany
Address
Street Am Lustgarten
Telephone
+49 30 2026 9136
Getting there
train Hackescher Markt
bus 100, 200
More information
www.berlinerdom.de
Prices
adult/concession/under 18 €7/4/free
Opening hours
9am-8pm Sun Apr-Sep, to 7pm Oct-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

Pompous yet majestic, the Italian Renaissance–style former royal court church (1905) does triple duty as house of worship, museum and concert hall. Inside it's gilt to the hilt and outfitted with a lavish marble-and-onyx altar, a 7269-pipe Sauer organ and elaborate royal sarcophagi. Climb up the 267 steps to the gallery for glorious city views.

For more dead royals, albeit in less extravagant coffins, drop below to the crypt. Skip the cathedral museum unless you’re interested in the building’s construction. The sanctuary has great acoustics and is often used for classical concerts, sometimes played on the famous Sauer organ.