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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin

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Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • This is a Protestant church that was destroyed during World War II in an air raid. The original church dated back to the 1890s. There are many photographs of the original church in the memorial hall i...  more »
  • We just got back from a 6-day visit to Berlin. Of all the things we saw, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church probably made the greatest impression on me. Located near the Zoological Garden S-Bahn Stati...  more »
  • Is incredible how hard is today to find a place that gives you and idea of the war times. Everything look so new and fresh, but here they kept this monumental church that provides a taste of what a bo...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful building. I walk past it all the time and I still love looking at it each time. Definitely a place to see whether you live here or are just visiting.
  • It is a very beautiful church that was bombed on WWII and kept this way so people always remember their mistakes and never do it again. What is remained is a very small part, but outside and inside are extremely beautiful. Also all the stories around it are very touching.
  • If you are in Berlin, you have to click a Picture with this Church. Highly Recommended. .. Well, Berlin is Love.
  • Beautiful remains of the old church. Only a pity that the new architecture next to it are terribly ugly. Definitely impressive.
  • Awesome place, Berlin installed few barriers in order to protect the people, an police info van is also present there. An must visit!