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Cathedral of St. Hedwig - Domgemeinde St. Hedwig

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Address: Hinter der Katholischen Kirche 3, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 2034810
08:00 - 14:00
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Saint Hedwigs was the first catholic church built in Prussia after the Protestant Reformation. Modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, construction started in 1747 and was completed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Bellingham, Washington
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We visited St Hedwig's to listen the regular Wednesday afternoon (3:30) organ recital. A large and impressive cathedral, there was ample room for seating, and the organ playing was magnificent. The organ itself is an imposing feature of the cathedral and has a majestic and rich sound which fills the space with surprisingly little echo. The program was Bach and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Saint Hedwigs was the first catholic church built in Prussia after the Protestant Reformation. Modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, construction started in 1747 and was completed in 1773. We spent some time sitting on its pews around noon time and enjoyed these very peaceful, quiet moments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went to mass here on 10.2.16 as it is located near the Brandenburg Gate area and our hotel. A great piece of architecture next to the OPERA which is being totally rebuilt and expanded. Worth a visit to say a prayer for the world and family. the Doctor 10.2.16 Hit me with a helpful vote.

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely building which has storyboards telling the churches story through the years we attended Sunday service the organ sounds amazing and the service in German was lovely.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

St Hedwig’s Cathedral which is the Catholic church built by King Frederick II. The church was built after the reformation and is modelled after the Pantheon in Rome. I guess everyone wanted a Pantheon in their city.

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

St. Hedwig's is the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Berlin so I was somewhat surprised that, unlike The Berliner Dom (the Protestant Cathedral), it was much less ornate than I had expected. In fact it is, in comaprison, quite simplistic visualy. The stillness resonates a peace that you don't always find in such buildings. Historically it is rich but as that... More 

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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

St Hedwig's is impressive in its simplicity for a Catholic Church. Others have mentioned it's interesting history, so will not go further with that, but I felt it was well worth the visit. Inside it is a place of peacefulness, minimalism and holds a beautiful oculus, pipe organ, and altar.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a good 1/2-1 hour activity if you're nearby, or if you're catholic and want to catch mass. It is architecturally interesting, modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. The layout is interesting and unique. The interior is rather intimate (for a cathedral). It is interesting historically, built by permission of King Frederick II to serve the catholic immigrants to... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Cathedral of St. Hedwig, in Berlin, is the Berlin Catholic Cathedral. Not to be confused with the Berlin Cathedral, which is protestant. The fact that Germany saw the election of Pope Benedict XVI so shortly ago, the catholic cathedral is not a monument to pass unnoticed to the catholic visitor. Its interior is beautiful for its bareness, and surprising for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

A must see in town, this is a German Orthodox cathedral. Its located very close to other attractions and museum island..

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