The Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) is one of two former churches on the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany.
History of Deutscher Dom
Designed by architect Martin Grünberg, the main body of the church was built in 1708 by Giovanni Simonetti. In 1785, Carl von Gontard modified the church and added the domed tower.
The cathedral was completely destroyed by fire in 1945, during World War II. Following German reunification, the cathedral was rebuilt (1993) and reopened (1996) as a museum of German political history.
What to See at Deutscher Dom
Located at the southern end of the Gendarmenmarkt, the Baroque-style church consists of a pentagonal structure with a classical portico, topped with a tall dome. Inside, the first three floors document the rise of democracy in Germany since the 1800s. An English audio guide is provided. The fourth and fifth floors host temporary exhibitions (with no audio guide).
Quick Facts on Deutscher Dom
|Names:||Deutscher Dom · German Cathedral|
|Dates:||1708 (rebuilt 1996)|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Coordinates:||52.512718° N, 13.392532° E|
|Hours:||Oct-Apr: Tue-Sun 10-6|
May-Sep: Tue-Sun 10-7
|Lodging:||View hotels near Deutscher Dom|
- Gendarmenmarkt - Fodor's Germany (accessed 2009)
- Photos of Deutscher Dom - here on Sacred Destinations
Map of Deutscher Dom, Berlin
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