Closeup of the top of the dome of the Berlin Cathedral (© Maren Glockner)
The city’s neo-Renaissance cathedral, located on Museum Island, was begun in the late 1700s, finished in 1905, and renovated in simplified form after WWII damage. Walk up 267 steps (or take the elevator) for glorious views of the city from the dome, or stay on the ground floor to gaze at elaborate sarcophagi containing the royal remains of Hohenzollern family members. Thanks to the church’s perfect acoustics and a 7200-pipe organ, the Berliner Dom is also an important classical music venue. Audio guides available. Mon–Sat 9am-8pm, Sun & holidays 12-8pm (winter until 7pm). €7/5.