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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • See in the Middle a piece of Church remained standing after the bombing that razed entire Berlin is really exciting. Visit not to be missed.
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  • Next to the ruins of the old church there is a modern concrete/glass memorial church. The entrance is free and a definite must see if you walk the city. Go during daylight to enjoy the beautiful blue ...  read more »
  • A great place to stop and see a relic of the WW2. But inspiring in the sense that it withstood the bombing...but stood proud today..except the roof and pinnacle is gone. 
  • This church-monument is one of Berlin's most famous landmarks. Church was destroyed by bombs in 1943, leaving only the massive front tower. It remind the horror of the war.
  • Beautiful floating crucifix surrounded by blue stain glass windows creates a calm area of solace and reflection.
  • Impressive and terrifying reminder of the destruction left behind by the war. The old church looks like a scar in the city.
  • An old church that was damaged in WW2 and left in its damaged state as a monument. Definitely worth the visit. One of the few big things in Berlin that hasn't been repaired since WW2.
  • Beautiful reminder of the chaos of WWII. Now surrounded by commerce.
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