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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  • This was just up the road from our hotel and we walked there. There is not much to see in a way, but what there is we thought was very good. Worth going if you are in the area.  more »
  • Interesting church. Loved the facade from outside. Nothing much on the inside. Couple it with your visit t Breitcheidplatz.  more »
  • Poignant memorial with stark reminder of tragedy of war. It was a very small area and there was no charge.  more »
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  • A great place to visit when in Berlin. Around the church in December is a fantastic Christmas Market. Sadly the "tower" containing the bells is scaffolded but the smaller hexagonal building is beautifully lit at night. If you are in the locality during the day you should hear the bells. The sound is magnificent. Not far from the Zoological Gardens and a subway station of the same name. Easy to get to and well worth the visit.
  • The Kaiser Wilhelm church was greatly destroyed during the 2nd world war. However, what remaining shows that it was probably one of the most beautifully decorated churches in Germany. The entrance is free and, in the ceiling, are beautiful mosaics showing scenes of the life of the Kaiser as well as Jesus and Angels. There is a small exhibition which tells the history and shows photos of major events from the history of the place. Surrounding the church, during December, there is a lovely Christmas Market where you can eat (I recommend trying the curry wurst) and/or buy Christmas decorations.
  • Really amazing church! free to go in and the inside is almost more incredible than the outside! The mosaics on the ceiling (or sadly the ones that survive) are simply incredible as well as a short history of the church with tons of info and nice before and after scale models! Definitely a must visit.
  • A lesson from history point of view. Great place to take young kids there and explain about what war can bring to mankind. It's very educational.
  • A must visit place in Berlin! Personally, my favourite in Berlin! I always come back here when visiting Berlin! The charm of this place is its historical spirit! In cold modern Berlin this place is true treasure. The entrance is free, the descriptions, and informations are available. The outside have marks of history worth seeing. The light at night makes this place unforgettable! In the winter, there is a Crismas market and in summer people here sell very delicios strawberries!

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