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Hohenzollern Dynasty Tomb Berliner Dom

This place is the most important and the largest Protestant church in Germany. Now that the knock down 3 times in three different centuries also serves as the final resting Hohenzollern dynasty.

Hohenzollern family is the ruler of Prussia, Germany, Brandenburg, and Romania for centuries. Dynasty is divided into two, namely the Catholic Swabian ruling until 1849 and which gave birth to the Protestant Franconia Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire. More than ninety sarcophagi and tombs them, exhibited in Berlin’s largest cathedral. Including gold and tin carved tomb of King of Prussia Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte.

Berliner Dom building which now stands originate from 1894 and the new construction is completed in 1905. Originally the church was built in 1465 and then reconstructed into a baroque cathedral in 1745 – 1747. Under the leadership of Wilhelm II, the cathedral was destroyed and replaced with a building Berliner Dom, which until now This stands gracefully in Museuminsel. The sacred building has a length of 114 meters with a width of 73 meters, much larger than the earlier church construction. With a touch of baroque and renaissance architecture typical Italian, Berliner Dom is the Protestant version of Basilica St. Peter in Rome. The magnificent building was heavily damaged by bombing during World War II and reopened to the public eye in 1993.

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Berliner Dom can be visited every Monday – Saturday, 09.00 – 20.00. Whereas during the winter the largest cathedral Berlin only be operating until 19:00. To enter visitors need to spend deep as € 7. This place can be reached by bus 100, 200, or N2 towards Lustgarten or train S5, S7, S75 to Hackescher Markt. Another alternative is to take tram 12 or M1 and get off at a stop Am Kupfergraben.

One interesting feature of the Berliner Dom is the organ pipe ornament designed by Wilhelm Sauer. The organ has 7000 pipes and is one of the largest in Germany. Other artistic masterpieces in the form of fountains that are used for baptisms and mosaic images St. Peter. Visitors who want to climb to the top of the dome should pass 270 stairs. The 114-meter-high dome surrounded by four towers and the interior is decorated with elements of the New Testament or the New Testament and illustrations of church reforms.

 

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