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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. 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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  • After an introductory Jazz Concert at the Berlin Philharmonic, I added a wonderful Vivaldi concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in this wonderful church. Great experience. 
    After an introductory Jazz Concert at the Berlin Philharmonic, I added a wonderful Vivaldi concert by the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in this wonderful church. Great experience.  more »
  • The Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche was built 1890s, but destroyed by British bombs, 1943. The ruin has been left as a memorial, consisting only of the west end, tower and facade. Next door is a.....  more
    The Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche was built 1890s, but destroyed by British bombs, 1943. The ruin has been left as a memorial, consisting only of the west end, tower and facade. Next door is a.....  more »
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  • What a historic gem. A tip would be to spend some time reading up on the historic past this structure has. Realizing when you look up and down the street in the surrounding blocks there isn't anything else left that survived the great war. The area is populous and vibrant but those scars and scorch marks are rare remembrances of the real impact of the destruction.
  • 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.

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