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Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral is one of the German capital's most imposing landmarks. The cathedral was commissioned by the Hohenzollerns. Construction began under Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1894, and was completed in 1905.

The cathedral's modest predecessor was demolished, as it was considered no longer prestigious enough for the reigning Hohenzollern family, who resided in the City Palace right next to it.  The monumental new cathedral was built in Neo-Renaissance style, and is now 98 meters in height. Its main attractions include the Imperial Staircase, the Hohenzollen Crypt which contains the remains of more than 90 rulers dating back to the 16th century and the dome walkway, which offers spectacular views of the city center.