Deutscher Dom, Berlin

The Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) is one of two former churches on the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany.

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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

Site Information
Names:Deutscher Dom · German Cathedral
Country:Germany
Categories:churches; museums
Styles:Baroque style
Dates:1708 (rebuilt 1996)
Status: museum
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:52.512718° N, 13.392532° E
Address:Gendarmenmarkt 1
Berlin, Germany
Website:www.bundestag.de
Hours:Oct-Apr: Tue-Sun 10-6
May-Sep: Tue-Sun 10-7
Lodging:View hotels near Deutscher Dom
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References

  1. Gendarmenmarkt - Fodor's Germany (accessed 2009)

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