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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  • The symbolism of this destroyed church is striking. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. You can even see where stones were melting from the fire. 
    The symbolism of this destroyed church is striking. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. You can even see where stones were melting from the fire.  more »
  • A brave decision to keep what was left of the church after the bombing of the war. A good thing to look at as you pass through the area. 
    A brave decision to keep what was left of the church after the bombing of the war. A good thing to look at as you pass through the area.  more »
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  • The church is quite beautiful inside. I attended a concert by Swedish organ player Anna Von Hausswolff and it it was great. The organ sounds amazing. I strongly recommend it as an organ music venue. Besides that and the beautiful architecture I guess there's no much else to enjoy if you are not religious.
  • What an iconic building in an amazing part of the city. It is so poignant to see the ruins of what was once a beautiful church and the very modern Bell Tower and church next to it. We were fortunate to hear the bells ringing and see it lit up at night - this is a must see sight.

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