Children and families

Children and their parents are warmly welcome at Berlin Cathedral. We've put a lot of thought and effort into ensuring that families can feel very much at home with us, allowing them to enjoy a service, a concert or a visit to Berlin Cathedral.

 

Families involved in children’s services of worship

Your children are young but you would like to attend a service on Sundays where you are really able to listen to the sermon? This is no problem at Berlin Cathedral, given that we celebrate children’s services of worship every Sunday at 10 AM with girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 12. Parents of children under the age of three are free to attend the Baptismal and Matrimonial Church (Tauf- und Traukirche) and listen to the sermon being given via loudspeaker, even when their little ones aren't exactly quiet.

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Pupils service of worship

When the whole Cathedral is filled with the buzz of young voices, when a band is making great music and boys and girls are singing their hearts out, when posters are unfolded or wishes written on the Cathedral's pillars – then this is the school pupils’ service held at Berlin Cathedral. Hundreds of boys and girls from primary and secondary schools across Berlin and Brandenburg pay a visit every year to the services held for pupils on the Day of Prayer and Repentance (“Buß- und Bettag”) and on Reformation Day. School groups are welcome, as well as children and adolescents who wish to visit our services on their own or with their families.

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Family concerts

Spring is the time of year when the organ mouse regularly loses its way in the Cathedral. Together with Cathedral organist Andreas Sieling, visitors both large and small can learn lots of interesting things about the music and pipes of the ‘Sauer’ organ.

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Our children and youth team

Cathedral Dean Michael Kösling heads up Berlin Cathedral's work with children and adolescents. Together with a team of volunteer helpers and former confirmands, he creates a varied programme for children and families and develops new ideas. With great success! Every year an increasing number of boys and girls register at Berlin Cathedral with the desire to join the confirmation group led by Cathedral Dean Michael Kösling.

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Confirmation

Discover faith together. Go on excursions. Celebrate services. Discover God. Discover one another. And all this in one of the city’s most beautiful churches, Berlin Cathedral. This is confirmation time. It is a special time during which, for a change, other things are the focus of attention. Get to know the church over a period of one year on a regular and intensive basis, and discover just how much fun it can be, and how important it is for one's own life.

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Free admission for your children

Would you like to visit Berlin Cathedral and take your children with you? No problem. One adult, who pays the € 7.00 admission price for a tour of the Cathedral, can take up to 3 children under the age of 18 free of charge into the Cathedral with them. This means that a family ticket (2 adults and up to 6 children) for a Cathedral visit costs €14.

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360° panoramic view – perfect for curious cats

The 360° panoramic view, which can be enjoyed from our dome is considered one of the most beautiful in the whole of Berlin. Children and adults who manage to ascend all 270 cathedral steps to the very top on foot will be rewarded with a spectacular view of Berlin's historic city centre. Without being obstructed by a single pane of glass, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the ‘Rotes Rathaus’ city hall, the ‘Humboldt Forum’, Museum Island, the river Spree, Berlin’s Television Tower and so much more, from a height of 50 metres. The view is a wonderful spectacle for curious cats both large and small, who love to play ‘I spy with my little eye’ high up in the sky. A walk around the Cathedral’s dome is included in the tour.

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Go get that treasure at your leisure!

With our Global Treasure App visitors are given the chance to go on a treasure hunt throughout Berlin Cathedral, while learning lots of interesting facts about its history, architecture and congregation along the way. The app is particularly suited to families, couples or small groups, who are keen to discover the Cathedral by undertaking their own active and fun-filled tour. That is why there are two tours: one for grown-ups and one for children. Both in German and English. During the multiple-choice phase, three suggested answers are provided to every question. The treasure hunters can decide which answer is correct, for example in answer to questions like: How many pipes does an organ have? Who was actually responsible for the cathedral’s construction? Where did the Emperor sit during the services? The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play Store.

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Guided tours for kindergartens and school pupils

Are you currently looking for a wonderful choice of excursion for a children's playgroup or your child’s school class, and would like to propose it to the teaching team? Berlin Cathedral offers separate tours for preschool and kindergarten children, as well as for pupils in classes 1 to 13.

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Exclusive guided tours

On every third Monday in the month you and your family can discover Berlin Cathedral during a so-called exclusive guided tour from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. Due to the high demand, we kindly ask that you call us on +49 30 20269 136.

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