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. 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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  • August 18, 2017
    The scale of the church, the scale of the tragedy, must be seen in person to be appreciated. A must see in Berlin.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Especially beautiful and full of meaning the remnants of KaiserKirche destroyed by bombing in the war and deliberately left in ruins to witness the horrors of war.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The remaining stone work & friezes were bright, colorful and impressive but I found it hard to appreciate the sentiment of the church due to it's surroundings. However, it is an important monument & r...  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!

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