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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 remnants of the old church are of course impressive, but I like the new one the most. I can just sit and enjoy the fantastic glass windows and the tranquility within. 
  • The Memorial Church was before the Christmas market stretch, in which a terrorist truck ran into. Around the church there are 3 places of remembrance. Flowers, candles, letters, clothing, photos. Poignant to see these. The Church draws more attention. This would otherwise be upgraded, and we could not go into the little building.
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  • Unfortunately, this is the site of the attack in December 2016. We came here because the bus line 100, that making a sightseeing tour of Berlin, he downloaded here because of an event for the victims. The Church is particularly worth a look, especially since it was built alongside a new very pretty modern. During this period, however, with the reminder to people who lost their lives for me is a place of sadness.
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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