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"Deutscher Dom: Exhibition of Democracy" Top 5 Page for this destination Deutscher Dom - New Church Tip by Kakapo2

Deutscher Dom - New Church, Berlin: 8 reviews and 18 photos

  Not very different to the French Dome.
by Kakapo2
 
  • Not very different to the French Dome. - Berlin
      Not very different to the French Dome.
    by Kakapo2
  • The German Dome, the church on the left. - Berlin
      The German Dome, the church on the left.
    by Kakapo2
 

The German Church beside the later added dome-shaped building on Gendarmenmarkt was built from 1701 to 1708. Already 80 years later it crumbled, so it was demolished and reconstructed in Baroque style.

The purpose-less dome-crowned tower was added from 1780 to 1785. It was badly damaged in World War II and reconstructed between 1982 and 1996. In 2002 it even got a purposed. The building is used for an exhibition of German parliament, telling the story of Germany’s parliamentary democracy. The title is: “Wege, Irrwege, Umwege” – paths, meanders, deviations.

If you are not interested in this exhibition there is not more to do than to have a look up to the top of the tower where you can see the sky through a round skylight.

Not sure about the entry fee. On the internet I read it is free but I think to remember that you would have had to pay a fee.

Open Tue – Sun 10am – 7pm (October to April only until 6pm), guided tours at 11am, 1pm and 4pm

Address: Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Directions: U-Bahn U2, stations Stadtmitte and Hausvogtei-Platz
U6, stations Stadtmitte and Französische Straße
If you walk it is roughly between the boulevard „Unter den Linden“ and Checkpoint Charlie

Phone: (030) 2273 0431
Website: http://www.berlin.de/en/museums/3109333-3104050-deutscher-dom.en.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 15, 2008
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