The Deutscher Dom, or German Cathedral in English, was built in the early 1700s in Berlin and was originally known as the Neue Kirche, or New Church. The church was badly damaged during World War II and was slowly rebuilt in the 80s and 90s. Today it is a museum and no longer holds religious services. The permanent exhibition on display is called "Wege - Irrwege - Umwege" which roughly translates to “Paths - Meanderings - Detours” and explains the historical development of the liberal parliamentary system in Germany.
The museum focuses on periods of history when the foundations were laid for political order in the Federal Republic of Germany. The exhibits are on five floors and include displays, documents, photographs, and time lines. These exhibits provide visitors with an detailed look at the parliamentary decision making process as well as the functions and methods of the representative bodies. By visiting this museum, visitors will gain insight into the work done by the German political parties.
The Deutscher Dom is located at Gendarmenmarkt 1. To get there take the U2 to Hausvogteiplatz or Stadtmitte, or the U6 to Stadtmitte. Opening hours are October to April: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 10am to 6pm; May to September: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 10am to 7pm. Admission is free.