Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin

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Originally opened in 1895, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church today stands as a memorial to the destruction of World War II. This historic chapel was damaged--then almost completely eliminated--by bombings in 1943 and 1945. The remaining Romanesque architecture is in the steeple, which no longer has a pointed roof. The ground floor's memorial hall honors war victims. The people of Berlin preserved the ruins within the monument to represent the rebirth and resilience of postwar Berlin. Guided tours are available. Use our Berlin online driving holiday planner to add Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and other attractions to your Berlin vacation plans.
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  • If you are in the area, sure take a few minutes to check it out, just don't make it the focus of your visit to the area.  more »
  • There was a very beautiful and unique ambiance in the church. I totally loved to be there. It was a satisfying experience for me!  more »
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  • This remembrance Church was bombed during the second World War and is currently under going a face lift and minor structural repair work. The new church is splendid in itself, truly lovely, light a candle for lost loved ones and say a little prayer or thoughts for them. Outside the new church are some engraved steps in memory of those who tragically lost their lives in the awful Christmas tragedy when a truck drove into the Christmas Market. Take time to look into the memorial messages.
  • Though it was not really an old church when it was destroyed during WW II, the church is a testimonial to the ravages of war. It is free and has a small museum explaining its short history and containing some art. There is a newer bell tower built after the war as well as a very modern church right behind it. It takes at most 45min to explore the exhibit. It is located very close to the KaDeWe department store so easy to kill 2 birds with one stone.
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