The Berlin Cathedral was built between 1895 and 1905 and is a magnificent basilica that stands on the site of several earlier structures. It is the largest church in the city and is an active Protestant church that holds services, concerts and tours as well as a number of other events. Inside, the crypt contains over 80 sarcophagi of Prussian royals, while other areas of interest are the pulpit, the organ, and the stained glass windows. Visitors can climb the dome, which is decorated with intricate mosaics. The cathedral has a gift shop with books, CDs, and other souvenirs available, which is open from 11am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The cathedral is closed to tourists during religious services and visitors are asked to be respectful in the place of worship at all times.
Address: Am Lustgarten, Museum Island
Telephone: (0)30 20269 119
Transport: S-bahn and U-bahn to Alexanderplatz; bus 100, 157 or 348; tram 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15 or 53
Opening times: Guided tours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 12pm to 8pm. 1 October to 31 March 9am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 7pm on Sunday.
Admission: €7, or €10 with audio guide; concessions available (reduced admission €4).