Advent season in Berlin Cathedral

On the eve of the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the Advent season begins and with it a rich program full of musical and festive highlights in Berlin Cathedral...

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Festive service to bid farewell to Cathedral Preacher Dr. Petra Zimmermann

Petra Zimmermann was a cathedral preacher at the Berlin Cathedral for 17 years! On 17 September 2023, we will say goodbye to her in retirement during a festive service. Cathedral preacher Stefan Scholpp, Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber, the Berlin State and Cathedral Choir, the Girls' Choir of the…

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18. International Organ Summer

The summer of music at Berlin Cathedral continues: the 18th International Organ Summer begins on July 7. For two months, the famous Sauer organ at Berlin Cathedral with its 7,269 pipes distributed over 113 stops will be heard every Friday at 8 pm. The performance of the organists at the large…

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In the beginning was the Word

Musical reading to commemorate 90 years of book burning - in cooperation with the House of One - on may 10, 2023.

Anna Seghers, Heinrich Mann, Erich Kästner, Nelly Sachs, Lion Feuchtwanger, Kurt Tucholsky, Vicki Baum, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein - nine of more than 350 authors, intellectuals…

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Solemn introduction of Cathedral Preacher Stefan Scholpp

Cathedral preacher Stefan Scholpp joins the Berlin Cathedral since march 1, 2023. He will be solemnly inducted into his new office with a festive service on Sunday, march 19, at 10 am. The Berlin Cathedral Choir will perform the Missa Quadragesimalis by Michael Haydn (1737-1806), the younger brother…

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Open House

Almost every Berliner and thousands of tourists know the Berlin Cathedral. But do you really know it? Do you know what happens behind the thick walls? What secrets are hidden behind the altar rail and the Kaiser-Empore, in the Hohenzollern crypt and on the dome? How the cathedral choir rehearses and…

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Stay tuned

Digitalisation, which became clear at the latest with the onset of the pandemic, is an important building block for the Berlin Cathedral as well. Since March 2020, we have continued to expand the streaming of our services. In the meantime, thousands of people in Germany and around the world…

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Memorial service for Sinti and Roma

500,000 Sinti and Roma from all over Europe fell victim to National Socialist terror. It took a long time for this genocide to find a place in the German culture of remembrance and that of the Protestant Church. In 2020 and 2022, the first Germany-wide memorial services for the murdered Sinti and…

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Solemn introduction of Cathedral Cantor Adrian Büttemeier

On 8 January 2023, Adrian Büttemeier will be ceremoniously introduced as the new cathedral cantor by cathedral preacher Michael Kösling. The service at 10 a.m. will feature excerpts from Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Berlin Cathedral Choir. Adrian Büttemeier has been working at Berlin Cathedral…

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Start of construction in the Crypt

From March 1, 2020, Berlin Cathedral will close the doors to the Hohenzollern Crypt for extensive construction and renovation work. These are expected to last until spring 2024. During the entire construction period, the crypt cannot be visited.

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