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Berliner Dom

With its soaring sandstone walls and stunning turquoise dome, this cathedral is a highpoint in the city’s skyline and spiritual life.

Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) is hard to miss as you walk around the city center. You’ll see the dramatic dome of this Protestant church from almost anywhere. It was torn apart by Allied bombs during World War II and later restored to its former glory. It is a stunning example of reniassance and baroque architecture.

Suspended 230 feet (70 meters) above the nave, the dome is an incredible piece of engineering and artistry. Admire the 35 different mosaics depicting the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount. Each mosaic contains 500,000 tiles, in 2,000 shades of color. The floor of the nave also glows with color as light streams in through the three stained glass windows. The windows depict the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

If you're feeling energetic, climb the 270 steps of the cupola walkway to see stunning views of central Berlin, including the Reichstag building, the Fernsehturm and the old city hall. After you've enjoyed the heights, head down below. The Hohenzollern Crypt contains 94 royal tombs covering 400 years of burial rituals of Prussian and Brandenburg royalty. Join one of the guided tours, included in the modest admission price, and learn more about the construction and design of the church. Or, visit the Cathedral Museum where you’ll find plenty of information, as well as accurate scale models.

Experience the Berliner Dom’s peaceful atmosphere during a service. These run twice daily during the week and once on Saturday and Sunday. This is also the time when you’ll hear the cathedral filled with the sound of its organ. This 7,000-pipe treasure is one of the oldest and most cherished church organs in the country.

The Berliner Dom is located on Museum Island in the center of Berlin. It is open every day, although not until noon on Sundays. S-Bahn, U-Bahn, trams and buses all service the island.


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Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz ¥8,173
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz 7, Berlin, BE
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower. Red Town Hall and DDR Museum are also within 15 minutes. Alexanderplatz U-Bahn and Alexanderplatz Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    The Westin Grand, Berlin ¥11,806
    The Westin Grand, Berlin

    The Westin Grand, Berlin

    Friedrichstr. 158-164, Berlin, BE
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is steps from Friedrichstrasse, Komische Oper Berlin, and Galeries Lafayette. French Cathedral and Brandenburg Gate are also within 15 minutes. Franzosische Street U-Bahn is only a 2-minute walk and Friedrichstrasse U-Bahn is 6 minutes.

      Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt ¥7,608
      Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt

      Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt

      Charlottenstrasse 66, Berlin, BE
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse and Gendarmenmarkt. Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Charlie Museum are also within 10 minutes. City Center U-Bahn is only a 3-minute walk and Hausvogteiplatz U-Bahn is 6 minutes.

        Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin ¥12,464
        Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

        Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

        Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, Berlin, BE
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is steps from Aquadom, DDR Museum, and Berlin Cathedral. Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and Berlin TV Tower are also within 10 minutes. Hackescher Markt Station is 6 minutes by foot and Alexanderplatz Station is 7 minutes.

          Hotel Berlin, Berlin ¥9,466
          Hotel Berlin, Berlin

          Hotel Berlin, Berlin

          Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate, and Reichstag Building. Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Galeries Lafayette are also within 3 mi (5 km). Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn is 8 minutes by foot and Wittenbergplatz U-Bahn is 10 minutes.

            Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt ¥11,034
            Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

            Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

            Ella-Trebe-Straße 5, Berlin, BE
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of German Chancellery and Reichstag Building. Brandenburg Gate and Friedrichstrasse are also within 1 mi (2 km). Berlin Central U-Bahn and Central S-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

              Meliá Berlin ¥10,609
              Meliá Berlin

              Meliá Berlin

              Friedrichstrasse 103, Berlin, BE
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstadt-Palast and Berliner Ensemble. Bode Museum and Gendarmenmarkt are also within 15 minutes. Friedrichstrasse U-Bahn and Friedrichstrasse S-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

                Holiday Inn Express Berlin - Alexanderplatz ¥7,415
                Holiday Inn Express Berlin - Alexanderplatz

                Holiday Inn Express Berlin - Alexanderplatz

                Stralauer Strasse 45, Berlin
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nikolaikirche and Berlin TV Tower. DDR Museum and Alexanderplatz are also within 15 minutes. Klosterstrasse U-Bahn is only a 4-minute walk and Jannowitzbrucke U-Bahn is 6 minutes.