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Berlin, Germany

The Reichstag federal building, Berlin. Photo © Sacred Destinations.

Berlin is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with nearly 3.5 million inhabitants. Full of history and culture, Berlin has a number of sights of religious interest, including several cathedrals, an important synagogue, cutting-edge modern architecture (as seen in the Holocaust Memorial and Jewish Museum), and world-class museums full of religious art and antiquities.

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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in Berlin

  • Berliner Dom
    Built in 1905, this impressive basilica has been called the "Protestant St. Peter's." The crypt contains tombs of Prussian royals and you can climb up to the dome.
  • Deutscher Dom
    Originally built in 1708, the German Cathedral was completely destroyed by fire during World War II. The cathedral was rebuilt and reopened in 1996 as a museum of German history.
  • Französischer Dom
    The French Cathedral is the oldest of the two churches on Gendarmenmarkt square. It was built by the Huguenot (French Calvinist) community between 1701 and 1705.
  • Marienkirche
    An attractive Protestant church on the east side of Berlin, St. Mary's Church houses a 15th-century fresco of "The Dance of Death" and other artworks.
  • New Synagogue
    Built in 1859-66 and meticulously restored, the New Synagogue of Berlin is an exotic amalgam of styles with a Moorish feel. It is both an active synagogue and a museum.