Berliner Dom: How To Rock Germany’s Architectural Scene

Monday, July 27, 2015 0 Comments

Berliner Dom: How To Rock Germany’s Architectural Scene

Never knew that Brick Gothic is a thing that can withstand the test of time. Apparently. All thanks to these Germans and their knack for choosing the best structural masterpieces to preserve. Such place is the Berlin Cathedral Church in Cölln, a historical neighborhood of Berlin, Germany.


Talking about technicality, the Berliner Dom is a fusion of Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Neo-Renaissance, and Brick Gothic in its architectural styles. Quite distinctive compared to other churches you’ll find around Berlin. It has different details and facades worthy of note: a river spree façade, Crucifix above main entrance, turrets, bronze angels, and its dome with historicist frescoes (the best thing to see, in my opinion).


What makes this place a rocking venue is not only its highlight, but also the complimentary background of people and culture surrounding it. You cannot find a single entity around this place that’s too “formal” and unfitting to the scene. Everyone and everywhere are laid-back. Casual walking, sitting by the grass, spontaneous people-watching areas. It’s like a big huge hipster park with different micro events around it – from families, to tourists, locals, solo book readers, and all that. It’s like an architectural masterpiece made of people!


This is where I and my folks decided to spend the remainder of the day. We were this rock formation, sitting side by side, staring sensitively at the scene right before our eyes. Who would have thought that in a city such as Berlin, one of the best places to hang around would be in the Berliner Dome? I’d recommend this as a visit during the sunset to evening time.

Address: Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 09:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sun – Holidays 12 noon – 8:00 pm
Cathedral tours: Reservations at tel.: +49 (0)30 202 69 119
Admission: 7 Euros / reduced 5 Euros  (Reduced prices apply for school children, students, retirees, the unemployed, the severely disabled, pensioners and groups of 20 people or more)



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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 52 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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