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.
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 on selected sundays 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.
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.
Events with lots of music, in which stories from the Bible are told with humor and liveliness, are part of our regular offerings for families. Every year on St. Martin's Day, November 11, and Boxing Day, the boys and young men of the Berlin State and Cathedral Choir put on a sing-along for families to sing along and join in.