The Berlin Cathedral dome and the views from up there may not impress you much, but the climb to the Baroque dome is a nice experience you’ll remember.
After exploring the Cathedral’s interior, climb the stairs to the top of the dome.
A 360-degree view of the city is awaiting those who’ll make it there.
Berlin’s historic district is so close looking down from above.
Though the dome is not as tall as the other Cathedral domes in Europe, the views from here give you a different way of looking at the German capital.
The best way about its platform here is that there are no glass walls that obstruct the views.
And yes, you are going to circle the dome to see the city’s 360 views!
At only 50 meters high, you can see a synagogue, the Museum Island, and the Humboldt Forum.
In summer, when music is playing at the nearby Park Lustgarden, its sounds reverberate through the air and can be heard from here.
And of course, one of the city’s most iconic structures, the Berlin Tower, is very visible from here.
If you can’t afford the pricey Berlin Tower, Berliner Dom is a cheaper alternative to see the city’s panoramic views.
Hostel / Hotel in Berlin Near Hauptbahnhof
I stayed at Hostel a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof, which is around 7 minutes walk to Berlin Train Terminal Station. You can book it via Booking, Expedia, and HostelWorld. The hostel was a convenient choice for me as I had an early train trip to Prague on my last day. The hostel is clean, and the rooms are quite spacious, too. They have a pool table, bicycle rental, luggage storage, a spacious lobby, a bar, and a souvenir shop. They’ve got a nice laundry room, too. If you’re a traveler who likes to walk, the Bundestag, Brandenburg Tor Gate, and Reichstag are 30 minutes walk from the hostel. It’s a good value for money.