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Sehitlik-Moschee © wikimedia commons, Foto: Avda

Şehitlik Mosque

A beautiful mosque in Berlin

A beautiful mosque in Berlin.

The Şehitlik Mosque is considered a particularly attractive building. It was built on the grounds of the old Turkish cemetery. Come along and enjoy the beautiful architecture.

The architecture of the mosque

Classical Ottoman architecture of the 16th and 17th century is the inspiration for the mosque. It was built between 1999 and 2005 as an octagon with pillars and supporting arches. The white walls and the dome are decorated with golden calligraphy and abstract patterns in blue and red. Daylight comes in through stained-glass windows. The dome is flanked by two narrow minarets. The cemetery near the mosque is the oldest burial place in Germany for adherents of Islam.