The church's organ
One of the most interesting items in the richly decorated interior of the church is the reconstructed pipe organ, built by Wilhelm Sauer. The organ, originally built in 1905, has more than 7.000 pipes. And yes, we got to hear it play as the noontime service began shortly after the group sang.
A number of members of the Hohenzollern family are buried in the church, among them Friedrich I and his wife, who are entombed in beautifully sculpted sarcophagi. The oldest tomb in the cathedral (1530) is the tomb of elector Johann Cicero, elector of Brandenburg. The main altar, which was saved from the previous cathedral dates from 1850.
Other than that.....stories will come. For now, we'll take some time to share some photos of our stay thus far.........enjoy!
|Standing out in the snow, waiting for our entry time but learning about Berlin!|
|One is not allowed to stand on the stairs to sing.|
|Nativity scene - a beautiful work!|