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The Protestant Berlin Cathedral was constructed in the late 1800s and is located on Museum Island in central Berlin. It is one of several Cathedrals to be built on the site and was immediately preceded by a baroque style church, built in 1747
This Church was eventually demolished, on the instructions from Wilhelm II, in order to make way for the present Cathedral. It is a massive structure 114 meters long, 73 meters wide and 116 meters tall. Comparisons have been made with St Peter's Basilica in Rome. The original interior was richly ornamented, with many intricate designs.
During World War II the building was badly damaged and it was not until 1973 that the complicated work of restoration began. The restoration was not a complete re... read more