Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin

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#4 of 193 in Museums in Berlin
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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  • A pretty interesting building, but in the heart of the tourist-heavy Europa Center. Tourists usually tour the area/building, so if you want to take a tour of a monument/building that isn't so crowded,...  more »
  • This memorial, not restored on purpose, to remind all the horrors of war, does not offer much to the visitor. The spire, broken and. As I said, never restored, to memento of the war, Vine sympathetically called by the Berliners "the Tooth Cariato"
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  • It is sad how human being has utilized religion to twist things. The church is a piece of art. Despite that so little is left of it, you can realize how much craftsmanship was.put into it. The mosaic ceiling is outstanding.
  • A true beauty to see in person. Just gorgeous. People in & around the building were greatly respectful. So glad we were able to visit it in 2017! The church in ruins is just as gorgeous as the one built in memorial. The history is so rich, wonderful educational moment for our young daughter. Ontario, Canada Visited April 2017
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