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Deutscher Dom, Berlin

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

History

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

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; Deutscher Dom, Berlin; German Cathedral
City:Berlin
Country:Germany
Categories:Churches
Faiths:Christianity
Styles:Baroque
Dates:1708 (rebuilt 1996)
Status:museum
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Berlin, Germany
Coordinates:52.512718° N, 13.392532° E  (view on Google Maps)
Website:www.bundestag.de
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Deutscher Dom

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References

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

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Title:Deutscher Dom, Berlin
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:06/23/2009
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