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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin
(4.3/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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 very nice Church/ruin ( By ruin i mean we, the British bombed this during the war), inside this modern part is a delight of colour from the new stained glass blocks ,Also in this church is a...  more »
  • Beautiful to see despite the sad story that involved with the destruction. Next to the new church with his organ retrieved and beautiful to see. I could feel an inner peace amazing despite the comings and goings of tourists.
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  • Memorable and fantastic m blue glass mosaic in the new Church. Interesting historical-worth a visit
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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