Room of Silence

One of the most profound experiences I’ve had while traveling was visiting the Raum der Stille, a non-denominational room of silence in the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. I sat in a clean, nondescript room in a chair facing other chairs with maybe 2 or 3 other people. The room wasn’t sound proof, but we were all silent and in our own reflective states. I didn’t want to leave. I felt connected to these strangers and I felt connected to myself, which is something I never felt in any church. I was so overwhelmed and grateful for that short experience, and was excited to visit more quiet rooms. Unfortunately, these rooms seem to only exist in Germany or Scandinavia and I have not been able to find one in the United States. I encourage anybody visiting there soon to seek it out. You can read more about it here. — CD