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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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  • Here you can se some real history of Berlin. Left as it was after the bombing during the war in 1943.  more »
  • We stopped intrigued by the expanse of bouquets placed on the steps next to each other, unfortunately is the place of Christmas bombing. The Church has only one room open to visitors. Adjacent is the room of the cult of octagonal shape with dark blue glass walls and a huge statue of Christ above the altar is in the beautiful,
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  • You can see some of the old and some of the newer upgrades. While much of the original church is damaged due to WWII, you can see bullet holes, but at the same time see how beautiful it must have been...  more »
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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