Famous Religious Sights of Berlin, Berlin

Famous Religious Sights of Berlin, Berlin
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Berlin has a diversity of historic and modern religious sights. Among the most acclaimed ones are places of worship which are centuries old, like St. Mary’s church, which is one of the oldest in the city, dating back to the 13th century. Take this tour to discover the magnificent religious heritage of Berlin and its landmark places of worship.

Famous Religious Sights of Berlin - Route Map

Guide Name: Famous Religious Sights of Berlin
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Author: clare
St. Marien Kirche

1) St. Marien Kirche

The St. Mary’s Church or Marien Kirche is the second oldest church in Berlin. It is the seat of the Bishop of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg- Silesian Upper Lusatia.

The St. Mary’s Church is a medieval structure dating back to the 13th century and is mentioned in chronicles written in 1292. It was first a Roman Catholic Church and the influences of the Dominicans and Franciscans can be seen in the older granite parts of the building. After the protestant revolution the...   view more
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Berlin Cathedral

2) Berlin Cathedral

The Berlin Cathedral had never been a cathedral in the actual sense of that term, since Berlin, let alone this Cathedral, had never been the seat of a Catholic bishop. On 6 September 1750 the new baroque Calvinist Supreme Parish Church was inaugurated, built by Johann Boumann the Elder in 1747-1750. After dismantling the movable interior, Boumann's building was exploded in 1893 and Julius and Otto Raschdorff, father and son, built the present Supreme Parish and Cathedral Church in exuberant...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Hedwig Cathedral

3) St. Hedwig Cathedral

St. Hedwig's Cathedral (German: Sankt-Hedwigs-Kathedrale) is a Roman Catholic cathedral on the Bebelplatz in Berlin, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Berlin, Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky. It was built in the 18th century as the first Catholic church in Prussia after the Protestant Reformation by permission of King Frederick II. The intention of Frederick was to offer the numerous Catholic immigrants that had arrived in Berlin, especially those from Upper Silesia, a place of...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
French Friedrichstad Church (French Dom)

4) French Friedrichstad Church (French Dom)

Französischer Dom (German for: French Cathedral) is the colloquial naming for the French Church of Friedrichstadt (French: Temple de la Friedrichstadt, German: Französische Friedrichstadtkirche) located in Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt across from the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral), formerly a church of German-speaking congregants. Louis Cayart and Abraham Quesnay built the first parts of the actual French Church from 1701 to 1705 for the Huguenot (Calvinist) community. At that time,...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Matthäus Church

5) St. Matthäus Church

The St. Matthäus Church or St. Mathews Church is a picturesque 19th century church located in the center of Berlin. It is the only historical building that was completely restored after being damaged in World War II.

The St Matthaus Church was built between 1844 and 1846. The red brick structure was designed by architects, Freidrich August Stuler and Herbert Wentzel in Italian Renaissance style. It suffered extensive damage during the Berlin bombings during World War II but was restored in...   view more
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Lutheran Church

6) Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church is a Protestant church in Berlin-Spandau. It was constructed in 1895-1896 to the design of Arnold Eugene Fritsche. The red brick building represents a transition from Romanesque to Gothic styles and features elements of Romanesque and Gothic Revival. The tower is asymmetrically placed in front of an aisle and covered with a short tip. On Sundays, American Church in Berlin holds services in Lutheran...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Matthias Church

7) St. Matthias Church

St. Matthias Church was established at the end of the 19th century by Matthias Aulike. One of the focal points of this church is the liturgy that attracts people through service and...   view more
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