Dome walkway

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Blick nach Süd-Westen zum Gendarmenmarkt

The ascent to the outer walkway of the dome is not only worthwhile when the weather is fine. After climbing the 270 steps, one is rewarded with a fascinating view of the city center. Museum Island, the Palace Square, and Lustgarten literally lie at one’s feet.

 

Here, one witnesses the symbolic arrangement of palace – Cathedral - museums, which represent power, religion, and mind.

However, the neighboring Rotes Rathaus  (“red city hall”), that symbol of aspiring bourgeoisie, also greets the eyes, while the golden dome of the synagogue and the green dome of the St. Hedwig’s Cathedral display the variety of religions in this city.