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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Berlin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, also known, is located in the Centre of the former West Berlin. In 1943, during World War II, the Allied forces bombed the Church, destroying it. A new tower rises beside the ruins, this new Tower has octagonal shape. Visit the ancient tower of the Church and the Bell Tower to observe a symbol of the destruction of Berlin and your determination to rebuild itself. On the other side of the ruins, you'll spot the huge Bell Tower of 53 metres and your Chapel. The belfry has six bronze bells that can be heard on different occasions, like cults, festivities and celebrations. Note the complex biblical mosaics and sculptures in bas-relief. Meet the 16 panels that represent the history of the Church and your destruction, as well as the symbols depicting war and peace. Recently last December 2016 an attempt was made. The tribute to the dead is still visible.
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  • find is with this building makes have an experience chilling of living the horrors that can leave printed a war on a city
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  • Who is in Berlin, and it has not seen here, which just missed what, that is simply part of Berlin and is mega is centrally located, great shopping nearby and lots to eat and drink. So don't miss out!
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  • Beautiful and uplifting, the shards of stained glass from the original building form the walls of the new building next door which hosts concerts and religious proceedings.
  • Free entry. Plenty of information and photos provide an interesting insight to the history of this landmark building, from its inception to the present day.
  • I hate WWII because destroied half of europe's most beautifull monuments. A perfect example is this church, which has been restored with the modern touch of architecture.
  • There is a wonderful light inside the church, calling for our inner peace and spirituality.
  • best visited when there is bright sunshine outside, you've not been wearing sunglasses outside. As you walk in, the blue is just stunning for the first few seconds as your eyes adjust