More Cathedral – More Culture! This was the motto of the Berlin Cathedral Foundation (‘Berliner-Dom-Stiftung’) which was created in 2009 by parish members, friends and patrons of Berlin Cathedral. Their goal is provide the Cathedral with financial and conceptual support in the long term. Because only a select few know this: Berlin Cathedral belongs to its parish. The annual budget of around €6 million (as of 2018) is 97% self-generated. Just 3% of the total budget originates from church tax.
A living place of Christian faith needs your help
The Berlin Cathedral must generate 95% of its annual budget itself. This distinguishes the Berlin Cathedral from all other church congregations in Germany. Only 5% of our income comes from church taxes and grants from the state of Berlin. For the maintenance of the listed building from 1905, the musicians, the worldwide transmission of the services, staff, heating, electricity, security company, cleaning and much more, we need almost 15,000 Euros per day.
Without the numerous supporters, this would hardly be possible. The Berliner Dom-Stiftung, the Berliner Dombau-Verein, the Berliner Dom-Freunde, the Bärbel Vasak Stiftung and the Förderkreis der Berliner Domkantorei - they all have one thing in common: they help the Berliner Dom with their work and through numerous fundraising activities.
In addition, there is also the possibility of financial support, more information about this can be found here.
You too can help to ensure that this historically unique landmark in the heart of the capital is preserved and remains a living place of Christian faith. Become a part of the large family of cathedral supporters!