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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.