The Berliner Dom…
…(Berlin Cathedral) at the northern end of the Museum Island is a real eye-catcher! The monumental architecture, the dimension of the sacral building and its distinctive shape, make the Berliner Dom a crowd puller. You can easily reach this remarkable building from our hotel. From the hotel CALMA Berlin Mitte, you take a ride with the tram M5 and from the fjord hotel berlin and even the hotel LINDEMANN’S you take the bus M48. From our Anna 1908, you simply take the S1 from Feuerbachstraße to the Brandenburg Gate and change there to the well-known Bus 100 to Lustgarten. You have arrived quickly at your destination and can look at the beautiful Berlin Dom with the adjoining Lustgarten park.
The consecration of the largest Protestant church of Berlin was in 1905 and since then the church accommodates 1.650 people who pray and attend church services together. In addition to regular church services, here also acts of national mourning take place, such as the church services for our deceased former Federal Presidents Johannes Rau and Richard von Weizsäcker.
In Berliner Dom, guided tours are offered to parishioners, believers, tourists and interested parties. Therefore, you can visit, for example, the Hohenzollern Crypt, in which almost 100 dead persons of the Hohenzollern family in sarcophagi found their final resting place. Alternatively, are you interested in the largest church organ, which is still preserved in the original state from the late Romanticism with its spectacular 7269 organ pipes? However, you can also climb 270 steps up to the dome and enjoy the fascinating view over the city. From here, you can see the golden dome of the Neue Synagoge (New Synagogue) and the copper-green dome of St. Hedwig’s Cathedral; you have a perfect view to the most beautiful spot in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt, and the best view to the Reichstag and the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall).
Personally, I cannot decide if I’d rather regard the magnificently equipped Sermon Church with its altar made of white marble and the rich ornaments under the imposing and bright dome, or whether, in spring or summer, I’d rather enjoy its impressive presence while I´m lying in the meadow of Lustgarten in front of the Berliner Dom. How would you decide?