One of the most impression churches in Berlin, Germany is the Berliner Dom. Julius Raschdorf designed this cathedral in 1894-1905. The building surprised me by its opulence since it’s a Protestant church. It was closed down for about four decades for renovation and reopened in 1993. I was keen on seeing the inside and visiting the crypt, which is the final resting place for many members of the Hohenzollern ruling dynasty. In addition, you can climb to the top of the dome for wonderful views of the city. There is a fee to enter the church, for me though, it was worth it.
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Fantastic photo’s as usual.
Wow. Very impressive.
I must say, I visited the Duomo in Florence and climbed to the top of the dome – I don’t really know what I was thinking as I’m not keen on heights! Not sure I’d do it again. Glad I pushed myself but I practically had to hug the wall the whole time (yep, me and that wall – we were close)! In future I’ll stay on the ground I think.
I haven’t climbed the Duomo yet. I should add it to my list. I’m not a huge fan of heights and most of the ones I’ve climbed have railings so you don’t spill over. Still, the feeling of “Oh my gosh, I’m up here!” is still present. And then I think, “Don’t drop your camera and hurt someone below.”
I know! Imagine!! I was trying to take a picture of Paul who was sat down below (why he didn’t climb up I have no idea as he’s not afraid of heights and I am – what’s all that about! – he looked so tiny sat down below. I was pleased with myself for doing the climb – not sure I’d do it again though. Great pics as always.
That’s kinda funny that you went up even though you are afraid. Maybe Paul was trying to help you overcome your fear. At least you can say that you’ve done it!
Great post TBM! You gave us a very complete tour with your gorgeous photos, and I felt like I was walking alongside you :).
Thanks Cindy. It would be fun to walk and snap photos with you.
Awww, thanks, and I promise that the day wouldn’t even have to be organized. We could just randomly walk around with no schedule or specific destination and snap pictures all day :)!! Wouldn’t that be fun?
Sounds great! I bet you can teach me a thing or two about taking photos.
I don’t know about that because I really don’t know much of the technical stuff, but we would definitely have fun :).
Absolutely gorgeous. Yes, definitely worth the fee. Was there any mention of how much, if any of it, was damaged in the war?
It was hit by a fire bomb so I imagine the damage was extensive. So many of the places I’ve visited recently have suffered from WWII. Now when I see an old building with damage I wonder if it was another victim of the war. The war had so many devastating consequences for all involved.
Beautifully photographs of a majestic church. The architect and painting are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.
It’s massive. I usually prefer Gothic cathedrals but it is still an impressive bulding.
I’m not sure I have a favorite style. Coming from the States, most of the churches in Europe impress me. They are so much older than the buildings I’m used to seeing.
Nice that your got a view from the top. I really like the dome.
I love seeing cities from above. It really gives a perspective on what your seeing on the ground.
Oh wow. Magnificent! Would love to see this in real life… 🙂
I hope you do!
Wow it is impressive. Glad you went up so you can show the view from the top. It is Really awesome.
It was an added bonus since when I purchased my ticket I didn’t know I would be able to go to the top.
No one does architecture like the Europeans!
I finding that’s true.
Wow, thanks for showing these great photos! That is very impressive and interesting. The architecture is ornate with so much character.
It has character and I enjoyed the feel of wandering around. The crypt was a little eerie but worthwhile to take a look.
Beautiful pictures. I’ve never been inside… have only seen the outside.
The outside is impressive. I enjoyed sitting at a cafe and looking at it.
That is so beautiful. Isn’t it incredible how much detail used to be put into making words of art? What do we have now? Uniform looking apartment blocks. We are leaving nothing behind!
I feel that way at times as well.