Soot and dust take toll on Berlin Cathedral

Soot and dust take toll on Berlin Cathedral

The Berlin Cathedral is one of the city's most magnificent buildings, but its stones slowly crumble. Now a call for donations for the restoration of the cathedral has been launched.

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Berlin Cathedral

With the help of the Stiftung Denkmalschutz, the cathedral will be restored in the coming years. A total of 1.6 million euros, spread over four years, will be invested in the renovation. Today (Monday, 25 March 2019), the community will present the project and a donation campaign. The actress and singer Eva Mattes has taken over the patronage.

The sandstone cannot breathe anymore

A black crust of soot, rubber abrasion and dust, among other things, are to blame for the cracks, leaking joints and crumbling rocks. The mixture has deposited on the sandstone in recent decades and prevents the stone from "breathing".
Berliner Dom
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Berlin Cathedral

The Protestant Berlin Cathedral on Museum Island in the Mitte district is Berlin's largest church and one of the major sights in the city's centre. more

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| Last edited: Monday, 25. March 2019 12:15 Uhr

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