Bueckeburg Mausoleum Dome

Bueckeburg Mausoleum Dome

The vast dome hall has colorful Byzantine-style mosaic decorations beautifully lit through the ring of windows high up just below the dome.

The mostly golden mosaic with a cross at the center that covers the entire dome is at 500 m2 the largest in Europe outside Istanbul. A grenade did some damage towards the end of the Second World War — note just below the golden dome, as well as some smaller damage to the dome mosaic itself.