Together with its twin, the FranzÃ¶sischen Dom (French Cathedral), the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) provides a stunning backdrop to Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin’s prettiest square. The original structure was completed in 1708, but it was not until 1785 that the impressive dome by Karl Gontard was added.
The Deutscher Dom was completely destroyed in World War II and was subsequently rebuilt from 1977 to 1988. The cathedral was updated and reopened in 1996 as a Museum of German History. FranzÃ¶sischer Dom (German for: French Cathedrale) is a Protestant church located in Berlin on the Gendarmenmarkt across from the Deutscher Dom.