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International Organ Summer at the Berlin Dome

June 27th, 2014
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News from Berlin - Next Friday on July 4th the beautiful Berlin Dome will host an Organ concert with works from Respighi, Bach and Rüfer performed by the Dome’s organist Andreas Sieling. The cost for the concert is 6-10 euros and tickets can be bought through this website

The Sauer Organ is from 1905, it was built specifically for the Dome. With 7269 pipes the Berlin Dome organ was the largest in the world when it was built and it currently is the largest organ in Germany.  Those who find the Organ too loud can still visit the Dome without attending the concert. Indeed exploring the large Berlin Dome is exciting enough. Its architecture is inspired by the Italian High Renaissance and Baroque architecture. It took eleven years to build and was finished in 1905. It is 116m high and there is space for around 2000 people in the Dome. Not only the building is large, but its significance for Germany, as important political events are celebrated in the Dome and it is considered the most significant protestant church in Germany.

During the warm Berlin summers the Lustgarten, the large green area in front of the Dome, is crowded with many people relaxing, eating or playing music on the grass while enjoying the beauty of the Dome. There are many things to do around the Dome, too. The Spree Island is also called “Museum Island”, so a whole day can be spent at the Dome and its surroundings, which are full of cultural treasures.

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