Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • A very impressive old Church or what's left of it. Shame that it was bombed but that's the way the cookie crumbles. I didn't particularly like the modern additions. Anyway, we walked past it several.....  more »
  • We went here thinking it was just the derelict part, so we’re pleasantly surprised when we found the newer part. The inside of this is beautiful - the way the blue light shines is glorious. We...  more »
  • NEVER VISIT! No good service, no food served. Nowhere to sleep, everything was closed! It was AWFUL!  more »
  • During Xmas time they set up a Christmas Market right in front of the church. And it is one of the best in Berlin. You can find all the traditional delicacies you are looking for.
  • This is a beautiful and significant location in Berlin, clearly displaying the destruction of war for all viewers to witness and remember. Inside the old church there is an exhibit about the history of the church and the creation of the churches to either side of the old church. The remaining artwork- mosaics and sculptures- that are in the new and the old structures are impressive and beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.
  • The old and the new next to each other. The original church, still damaged from the Allied bombings during WW2, whilst the new modern church next door has the most amazing sounding organ I've ever heard. Well worth a visit when out shopping nearby.
  • This iconic place on west side next to the ZOO garden hub is offering some unique time travel and get respect. In the church you can chill and pray. You will discover peaceful place in the one of the busiest part of the city of Berline.
  • My partner and i were fortunate to experience an educational and engaging free tour of both the old and new church today, conducted in English by a very knowledgeable young lady. Definitely worth a visit if you have any interest in history or architecture.

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