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Berliner Dom

With its soaring sandstone walls and stunning turquoise dome, this cathedral is a highpoint in the city’s skyline and spiritual life.

Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) is hard to miss as you walk around the city center. You’ll see the dramatic dome of this Protestant church from almost anywhere. It was torn apart by Allied bombs during World War II and later restored to its former glory. It is a stunning example of reniassance and baroque architecture.

Suspended 230 feet (70 meters) above the nave, the dome is an incredible piece of engineering and artistry. Admire the 35 different mosaics depicting the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount. Each mosaic contains 500,000 tiles, in 2,000 shades of color. The floor of the nave also glows with color as light streams in through the three stained glass windows. The windows depict the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

If you're feeling energetic, climb the 270 steps of the cupola walkway to see stunning views of central Berlin, including the Reichstag building, the Fernsehturm and the old city hall. After you've enjoyed the heights, head down below. The Hohenzollern Crypt contains 94 royal tombs covering 400 years of burial rituals of Prussian and Brandenburg royalty. Join one of the guided tours, included in the modest admission price, and learn more about the construction and design of the church. Or, visit the Cathedral Museum where you’ll find plenty of information, as well as accurate scale models.

Experience the Berliner Dom’s peaceful atmosphere during a service. These run twice daily during the week and once on Saturday and Sunday. This is also the time when you’ll hear the cathedral filled with the sound of its organ. This 7,000-pipe treasure is one of the oldest and most cherished church organs in the country.

The Berliner Dom is located on Museum Island in the center of Berlin. It is open every day, although not until noon on Sundays. S-Bahn, U-Bahn, trams and buses all service the island.


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Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz $80
Reviewed on May 14, 2019
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Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz 7, Berlin, BE
     
    4.0 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0

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    The Westin Grand, Berlin $141
    Reviewed on May 13, 2019
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    The Westin Grand, Berlin

    The Westin Grand, Berlin

    Friedrichstr. 158-164, Berlin, BE
       
      4.4 of 5
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      Plenty of space, in public rooms and bedrooms. Helpful staff

      Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt $55
      Reviewed on May 13, 2019
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      Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt

      Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt

      Charlottenstrasse 66, Berlin, BE
         
        4.1 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        the location was perfect for my needs. The supermarket was around the corner, U Stadmitte station very close, etc. The property has had some hard wear since it was last updated. The rooms are very basic, the carpets are worn, tiles missing. It was very clean and the bedding was comfortable.

        Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin $140
        Reviewed on May 14, 2019
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        Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

        Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

        Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, Berlin, BE
           
          4.6 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0

          Great hotel - best location ever cannot beat it and nice rooms. Great breakfast - delicious and all staff were so courteous!

          Hotel Adlon Kempinski $259
          Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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          Hotel Adlon Kempinski

          Hotel Adlon Kempinski

          Unter Den Linden 77, Berlin, BE
             
            4.8 of 5
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            Beautiful area, beautiful location and lovely hotel with really helpful and friendly staff

            Hilton Berlin $119
            Reviewed on May 11, 2019
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            Hilton Berlin

            Hilton Berlin

            Mohrenstr. 30, Berlin, BE
               
              4.4 of 5
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              Convenient location to attractions and subway. Staff is courteous and the concierge was very helpful.

              Cityhostel Berlin Mitte $45
              Reviewed on May 7, 2019
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              Cityhostel Berlin Mitte

              Cityhostel Berlin Mitte

              Glinkastr. 5-7, Berlin, Berlin
                 
                3.7 of 5
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                Very central location. Helpful staff and the Room were spacious

                Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz $86
                Reviewed on May 11, 2019
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                Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz

                Hampton By Hilton Berlin City Centre Alexanderplatz

                Otto-Braun-Strasse 69, Berlin
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  It was spotlessly Clean, good location close to the city, nice breakfast.