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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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  • The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche or hollow tooth, for me, is the most impressive monument of the 2nd World War. There are hourly guided tours.
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  • It is a blow to the heart go into what's left of this church that remains a symbol of Berlin destroyed, but it's also nice to get into the new part, built in the years ' 60 that initially leaves a little perplexed. But if you sit in peace and silence of the Church and let yourselves be enveloped by deep blue stained-glass Windows, maybe like us there you'll appreciate.
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  • For me, not rebuilt Church is one of visiting Berlin as Currywurst. Is in a windy place and reminded to follow the war.
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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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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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