Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) Tours

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The imposing Berlin Cathedral dominates the eastern end of Unter den Linden and Museum Island. With its three copper-roofed domes and richly decorated interior with gilded decorations, Berliner Dom (as it’s called in German) is one of the few landmark buildings in the area that was not destroyed in World War II.

The Basics
Berlin Cathedral was finished in 1905, although there has been a church on this site since the 1500s. At the time of construction, the neo-Renaissance structure was considered the Protestant equivalent to St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and was the parish church of the Prussian royal family—some of whom are interred in the Hohenzollern crypt under the church. The interior is highly decorative, with carved walls, gilt edges, and large-scale paintings; one of the cathedral’s most famous works is the marble and onyx altar by Friedrich August Stüler. Many visitors come to marvel at the enormous domed ceiling, which you can climb for panoramic views of the area. There is also an on-site museum that details the church’s construction.

Many guided bus and walking tours of the city visit the cathedral, sightseeing cruises pass by its facade, and hop-on hop-off tours stop here. Entry is via paid ticket, which is covered by a Berlin Pass. Self-guided audio tours are available, and 20-minute guided tours are included with the entry fee; special organ tours and demonstrations are for an additional fee.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Berlin Cathedral is a must-visit for religious architecture enthusiasts and first-time visitors to the city.
  • Look for the American-made elevator, installed at the wish of Kaiser Wilhelm II when the cathedral was built. 
  • The church is accessible for wheelchair users.

How to Get There
Berlin Cathedral is located on Museum Island in the Mitte district. The nearest S-Bahn station is Hackescher Markt. 

When to Get There
The cathedral is open daily for visits and guided tours. Visitors are not permitted to enter during church services unless they are attending the service. 

Unter den Linden
A stroll along the tree-lined Unter den Linden is a must for first-time visitors to Berlin. The shady boulevard draws locals and travelers alike to its cafés and restaurants, and in the evening the illuminated trees create a romantic atmosphere. Many of the city’s top attractions and monuments, including the State Opera House and German Historical Museum, are found here.

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Address: Am Lustgarten, Berlin 10178, Germany
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Private Custom 3-Hour Tour of Berlin by Car

Enjoy personalized attention, a completely customizable itinerary, and private round-trip transportation on this half-day tour of Berlin. Hit all the city highlights or any host of attractions according to your group's interests; your guide will assist you in planning your perfect itinerary. Private round-trip transportation makes for a seamless experience, including convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$415.64 USD
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Private Berlin Custom Half-Day Tour with Private Driver and Guide

Explore Berlin like you own the place on a private half-day tour of the vibrant German capital. With a private guide and chauffeur, you’ll delve into the city’s history as you visit monuments such as Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburg Tor) and the UNESCO-listed Museum Island. Admire the vibrant art of East Side Gallery — formerly the Berlin Wall — and marvel at the grand architecture of Unter den Linden. On this private tour, you’ll receive the undivided attention of your guide while seeing the best that Berlin has to offer.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$92.17 USD
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Berlin Highlights Sightseeing Cruise Including Coffee and Cake

Cruise down the Spree River in Berlin on this 1-hour boat tour while getting a different perspective on the city. Enjoy a slice of the cake of the day and a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, while getting a lovely views of the Reichstag, the main train station and the TV Tower, among many other sites. Enjoy the countless modern and historical attractions along the way.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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1-Hour Winter City Cruise in Berlin: History and Main Attractions

Get an overview of Berlin and its history on this 1-hour river cruise through the city. Listen to informative commentary via audio guide as you pass landmarks such as the Reichstag, Bellevue Palace, the Berliner Dom, Museum Island, and more. This is a great way to see Berlin’s highlights with a limited amount of time.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Berlin 1- or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Circle Tour: Berlin's Landmarks and Monuments

Get a comprehensive look at Berlin during a hop-on hop-off bus tour with guided commentary provided via audio headsets. Double-decker buses offer convenient transportation to Berlin’s famous landmarks, such as Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Cathedral. Stay on board throughout the circle tour, which takes roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes, or travel at your own pace with your choice of a 1- or 2-day ticket.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Semi-Private Berlin Highlights Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

Spend your shore time exploring Germany’s capital on this full-day tour. Take a shared bus to Berlin and then enjoy a private tour of the city’s landmarks such as the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Cathedral, Alexanderplatz, and more. Learn about the city’s rich and vibrant history from your tour guide as you traverse this hip and alternative city by private vehicle.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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All-in-One Berlin Shore Excursion from Warnemünde and Rostock Port

Discover the best of Berlin on this all-in-one shore excursion from Warnemunde Port. Head to Germany’s capital and visit some of its key landmarks such as Charlottenburg Palace, the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and much more. Learn about the city’s history from your informative guide as you traverse every corner of this alternative city before heading back to your ship.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$115.45 USD
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Berlin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Cruise

See the best of Berlin on this 1 or 2 day, hop-on hop-off bus tour with an optional 1-hour river boat cruise during the summer months. Discover the city’s top sights, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral and more. Hop off at any of the 18 stops around Berlin to explore on foot, or stay on board the open-air, double decker bus to enjoy insightful commentary along the 2.5-hour loop. Upgrade your ticket to include a 1-hour boat ride along the River Spree.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Berlin Pass Including Entry to More Than 50 Attractions

Pick up a Berlin Sightseeing Pass for your visit to Germany's capital and get free entry to more than 50 of the city's top attractions. Choose a 2-day or 3-day Berlin city pass to get into places like the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Berliner Dom and Museum Island – one of the places on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. With the pass, you also get to see the city on a hop-on hop-off tour, a cruise on the Spree River (during summer only) and free use of public transportation in Berlin.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Shore Excursion: Best of Berlin & Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Tour

Make the most of your time at shore on a tour through Berlin’s highlights and a trip to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Learn about Germany’s dark history from your informative guide as you walk through the former concentration camp. Then hop aboard the bus and head to Berlin to explore the city and visit key landmarks such as Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, the Reichstag, and Potsdamer Platz.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$150.00 USD
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Full-Day Berlin Excursion with Round-Trip Transportation from Warnemünde or Rostock

When your cruise ship drops anchor in Germany, tick off the historic highlights of east and west Berlin on a 5.5-hour shore excursion from Rostock or Warnemünde port, ideal for travelers short on time. Following port pickup, take a whistle-stop tour of top west Berlin attractions including Tiergarten Park, Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), the Berlin Wall, and the Holocaust Memorial. Then, tick off east Berlin gems including Postdamer Platz, Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom), and Museumsinsel. Port drop-off is also included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Small-Group Berlin Segway Tour

Explore the German capital on two wheels on this 3-hour small-group Berlin Segway tour. Hop onto your Segway and — following a practise session — spin through Berlin’s bustling streets with a guide. Choose from three different routes, and take in top city attractions such as Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag Building and the Soviet War Memorial. Gain insight into Berlin’s World War II history, stop off along the way for a refreshing drink and soak up the atmosphere in famous squares like Potsdamer Platz.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Berlin City Tour with Hotel pick up and Drop off

If visiting Berlin for the first time, check off all the city’s must-see landmarks in just a half day with a small-group tour that starts and ends right at the door of your hotel. The sprawling capital can be intimidating to navigate, but a driver and guide makes it easy to take in all the top sights, from wartime and Communist relics to leafy boulevards and modern cultural complexes. Take a break to digest what you’ve seen with a lunch stop at a hand-picked German restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Red Buses Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore the bustling city of Berlin on a double-decker bus tour. This hop-on hop-off tour covers all the highlights of the city and allows you to create your own itinerary based on your interests. Hop on board and listen to informative commentary available in 13 languages and conveniently discover sites such as Potsdamer Platz, the Berliner Dom, the Reichstag, and more with this 24-hour travel pass.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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Red Buses Berlin Hop-On Hop-Off by Bus including Boat Tour

Maximize your time in the heart of Berlin with this hop-on hop-off day tour by double decker bus. Enjoy views of the city from the roof of the bus. Cover your bases with 18 conveniently located stops, from Checkpoint Charlie to Berlin Zoologischer Garten. Your pass is good for 24 hours, so you can go at your own pace. Combine this tour with a 1 hour boat ride along the Spree Canal.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Berlin Sightseeing Dinner Cruise Including a 3-Course Meal and Drinks

See Berlin from the perspective of the river while passing by some of the city's must-see sites. While relaxing on the comfortable boat cruising down the Spree River, get great views of Museum Island, the TV Tower, the Reichstag, Bellevue Palce, and the Berliner Dom, among many other landmarks and attractions. While all this is going on, indulge in a sumptuous three-course meal (that includes two drinks).
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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3-Hour Berlin Sightseeing Cruise Including Lunch and a Drink

Drench yourself in all things Berlin with this 3-hour cruise along the waterways of Berlin. Board the luxury boat, the Crown of the Spree, and settle in for a trip through history and through this exciting metropolis. Learn the history of the city while taking in the main attractions from the river and then indulge in a hearty two-course lunch with a drink.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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1-Hour Berlin Sightseeing Cruise Including Pizza and Drink

See Berlin’s iconic landmarks on a 1-hour, sightseeing cruise with pizza lunch and drink. Enjoy live commentary as you explore the city, and get iconic, waterside photos of the Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral and the Hauptbahnhof. Learn about the city’s history and culture while dining on a slice of gourmet pizza with salad. Take in the unique atmosphere of Berlin’s waterfront, and relax on deck with unforgettable views of the city highlights.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$32.90 USD
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Berlin Highlights Sightseeing Cruise With Cheese And Wine

If all that walking around the bustling city of Berlin has your feet asking for a break, this 1-hour cruise on the Spree River is the perfect antidote. Relax on the comfortable boat as it passes some of the city's main landmarks and attractions, including the Reichstag, the TV Tower, Museum Island and much. Hear about the history of the city from the ongoing narrative and munch on cheese, salumi and olives and sip some wine while luxuriously letting Berlin pass by you.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Private 3-Hour Walking Tour of Berlin with Optional Reichstag Visit

Get an excellent primer and introduction to Berlin on this private 3-hour tour. See some of the main landmarks and sites as the guide regales you with historical anecdotes, bringing the past right into the present. See Hitler's Bunker, the Brandenburg Gate, remnants of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and Museum Island, among many others. The tour can be customized to your preferences. Also, consider the optional visit to the Reichstag at the end of the tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$254.00 USD
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Private Tour: Berlin City Highlights

Explore the best of Berlin on this private, 3-hour sightseeing adventure around the city. Visit many of Berlin’s top attractions on this guided tour — sites like Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery, Alexanderplatz, Museum Island and Olympic Stadium, to name just a few. Discover the best places to dine and shop and enjoy a detailed commentary abut Berlin’s history and culture from the expert driver/guide. Customize the tour for any specific interests and feel free to ask as many questions as desired along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$82.07 USD
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Berlin Private City Tour for Kids and Families

Discover the alternative city of Berlin on a private family-friendly tour. Get the children involved with games, activities, and treasure hunts as you traverse the city. Visit some of Berlin’s key landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall, Charlottenburg Palace, and more. This 2-hour tour is completely customizable to the guests’ preferences and interests, just let the guide know beforehand.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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