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 is a must see. What strikes you the most is the huge hole in it from the war. Inside it's so beautiful. 
    This is a must see. What strikes you the most is the huge hole in it from the war. Inside it's so beautiful.  more »
  • Very awe-inspiring and worth a visit. Has a very special atmosphere and the lights very beautiful. The organist was practicing and had a very nice tone to it. 
    Very awe-inspiring and worth a visit. Has a very special atmosphere and the lights very beautiful. The organist was practicing and had a very nice tone to it.  more »
  • Was so looking forward to seeing inside the memorial church bombed during WW2, unfortunately closed as it is being used as a Covid testing centre - so disappointed, the sign of current times. The... 
    Was so looking forward to seeing inside the memorial church bombed during WW2, unfortunately closed as it is being used as a Covid testing centre - so disappointed, the sign of current times. The...  more »
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  • The church is quite beautiful inside. I attended a concert by Swedish organ player Anna Von Hausswolff and it it was great. The organ sounds amazing. I strongly recommend it as an organ music venue. Besides that and the beautiful architecture I guess there's no much else to enjoy if you are not religious.
  • Amazing church! Place which is amazing during the day but even more with lights during the night! Eventhough this church is not anywhere between top spots to visit in Berlin for me personally should belong there. Very worth to visit!
  • I booked a hotel in the neighborhood, the church is definitely iconic to see. As it is historical, standing between a very modern neighborhood and fancy shopping streets. The church itself is beautiful, with a museum and tourist shop underneath. This place is also nice to sit down and enjoy a beer with friends in the summer
  • What an iconic building in an amazing part of the city. It is so poignant to see the ruins of what was once a beautiful church and the very modern Bell Tower and church next to it. We were fortunate to hear the bells ringing and see it lit up at night - this is a must see sight.
  • A really interesting place. Full of history. Went on December and it had a Christmas market, beautiful.

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