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St. Hedwig's Cathedral, Berlin: 9 reviews and 12 photos

  St Hedwigs Cathedral
by alancollins

St Hedwigs Cathedral was opened in 1773 and was built to serve the the Catholics of Silesia following defeat in the Silesian Wars of 1740-63. It is one of four cathedrals in Berlin and this is the only one serving Roman Catholics. The building was destroyed in 1943 during WW2 and was completely rebuilt from 1952 to 1963. The crypt holds the tombs of many bishops of Berlin. It also contains the tomb of Bernhard Lichtenberg, provost of the Cathedral who helped the Jews and died on the way to Dachau Concentration Camp and was later beatified as a martyr by Pope John Paul II.

Address: Hinter der Katholischen Kirche 3, 10117 Berlin
Directions: The Cathedral of St Hedwig is located directly at the Bebelplatz in Berlin-Mitte.
Phone: +49 - 30 2034810
Website: http://www.hedwigs-kathedrale.de/index.php/default?lang=en

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 29, 2007
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