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Best Berlin Churches In Germany
Written by Nivethitha Bharathi on October 9, 2021 Share on

10 Best Berlin Churches To Experience While In Germany

Berlin in Germany has so many spectacular architectures, standing as a pride of the great artists and architects who lived throughout the transitioning era. While many are strong proof of art, history and religion in Berlin, some architectures combine all these spectrums and stand against the test of time in churches and cathedrals. The impeccable beauty of unique churches in Berlin is worth visiting during your vacation. So, here is the list of “10 Best Berlin Churches To Experience While In Germany”.

 

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10 Best Berlin Churches To Experience While You Are In Germany

Churches in Berlin are not only places of religion and spirituality but also place for beauty and history. Berlin takes so much pride in its diverse centuries-old religious sights. From Neo-Classical to Gothic-era cathedrals, there are endless surprises in the streets of Berlin. A self-guided tour to all these best Berlin churches will be a worthy move to take on a vacation in Germany.

  1. St Nicholas Church
  2. Kaiser- Wilhelm Memorial Church
  3. Berlin Cathedral
  4. St Peter and Paul
  5. American Church Berlin
  6. St Mary’s Church
  7. French Cathedral
  8. St Hedwig’s Cathedral
  9. Maria Regina Martyrum
  10. Gethsemane Church

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1. St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church, Best Berlin Churches To Experience While In Germany
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St Nicholas Church(Nikolaiviertel) is the most appealing and perfectly built late-Gothic architecture in Central Berlin. It is the oldest church in entire Berlin, and its two-fold towers and the rooms in it are proof of its emergence in 1230. This church went through irreparable damage that almost made it traceless during World War II. Still, the church that people around the world see now is the reestablished church. Today, this church is a regular worship site and a museum. If lucky, you can also encounter some concerts or events that happen there.

2. Kaiser- Wilhelm Memorial Church

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin
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Built between 1891 and 1895 in the memory of the First German Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm gave existence to this remarkable Neo-Romanesque style church. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is truly a mesmerising church to visit during your visit to Berlin. You can find this church in the busiest shopping district, Breitscheidplatz. Similar to St Nicholas Church, this church also faced the destruction caused by WWII. You can see the ruin of the impact in the west tower, also known as “Hollow Tooth”, as a message that remembers the dread of war.

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3. Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral, Best Berlin churches in Germany
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Berlin Cathedral is a 16th-century architecture, present under Evangelical Supreme Paris and Collegiate Church of Berlin. It looks grandeur on the outside, and the intricate art on the inside is flawless. Situated in Museum Island in Mitte, the church is a place for Baptism and Marriages. Besides, it is also home to Hohenzollern Crypt that contains numerous burial monuments from 4th-Century.

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4. St Peter and Paul 

Built between 1834 and 1837 is “St Peter and Paul Church” in Berlin, a church with peculiar architecture. Its peculiarity comes from being a church having a silhouette of a Russian Orthodox Church. Situated in Volkspark Glieneck, “St Peter and Paul” is a protestant church, separated into three sections by the Berlin wall till 1961. It has a beautiful onion arch and a stunning dom on the tower.

5. American Church Berlin

Previously known as Luther Church, American Church Berlin is a Gothic-Style worship site constructed between 1891 to 1894 by a noteworthy architect Johannes Otzen. You can see this church in the Schoenberg district as a main attraction for English and American masses who seek to worship. This church was attacked and damaged during World War II and renovated in 1972. You should visit this church during your vacation to admire its remarkable interior. Witness the fascinating mosaics in its wall that showcases Mary, Christ and his disciples.  

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6. St Mary’s Church

St Mary's Church, Berlin, Germany
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Built in the 13th century, St Mary’s Church is the oldest and attractive congregation in Berlin. The rustic exterior and the elegant tower makes it stand out from other historical monuments around. Though its currently a religious worship site, many tourists swarm around this church to get a glance at the mesmerising fresco painting, “Dance of the Death”. You can find this 22meters long painting in the beautiful tower of Marienkerche.

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7. French Cathedral

French Cathedral, Best Berlin Churches To Experience While In Germany
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French Cathedral, constructed by the Asylum searchers in Berlin during the French Protestant Movement, is one of the unique churches to visit. Built-in 1672, French Cathedral is explicitly different from other sacred places you come across in Europe. Currently, the church that exists is the updated version of Otto Frank in 1905. When you visit this Cathedral, make sure to explore the Berlin Historical Association office and the remarkable Huguenots Museum. 

8. St Hedwig’s Cathedral

St Hedwig's Church, Best Berlin Churches To Experience While In Germany
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The blue dom of St Hedwig’s Cathedral always lets it stand out from the labyrinth of Berlin. It has significance in German history as it is the first Catholic Church to come alive in Berlin right after the reformation. Also, history praises the resistance of a small community of Catholics who resisted the supremacy of the Nazis. The grandeur church that stands right now is a renovated structure. Make sure to visit here during the festival of lights.

9. Maria Regina Martyrum

Built-in 1963, Maria Regina Martyrum is a worship site of Roman Catholics. This church in Berlin came into existence to honour German Catholics and martyrs who fought against Nazis for retaining their religious beliefs. You can find this church standing right in front of the memorial Gedenkstatte Plotzensee, previously a Plotzenee Prison. 

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10. Gethsemane Church

Gethsemane is a church that will be known as nothing but a jaw-dropping beauty in Berlin. The Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem inspired the naming of this church. Having a vibrantly picturesque facade and an artistic interior, this church is undoubtedly a famous attraction in Germany. Constructed in 1893, the Gethsemane church is a symbol of endurance and defiance against GDC. And that incident has resulted in the reunification of Germany that we see today. 

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Whether you are a religious person or simply a tourist who wants to understand the history and life of the German community, taking a tour around these ten best Berlin churches will surely help you experience what you seek while you are in Germany. Even if your holidays are not close, start making plans with your family. You can casually take a look at the Pickyourtrail website to find a suitable German travel package. The website also helps you to customise your German itinerary by yourself, so make use of it.

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