Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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Breitscheidplatz, Berlin, 10789

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Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
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Expert review of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Distinctive reminder of the Second World War and Berlin history.

One of Berlin’s most famous landmarks, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church stands as a reminder of the destructive powers of war. The former church on this site was a massive red sandstone construction that opened in 1895 as a memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm II. It was almost completely destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945, with the exception of a few walls and part of the bell tower. The ruins have been left on the site as a reminder of the devastation of the Second World War. In 1961, a new, smaller church was built at the base of the ruins. The church’s modern, geometrical design includes the Memorial Hall and a small museum documenting the history of the original church.

Expert tips: 
Free tours available in German during the week.
English and French tours available for 4 euros.

More information on Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Historic site, Landmark / monument, Museum
Address:
Breitscheidplatz, Berlin, 10789
Telephone:
03 2 18 50 23
Website:
http://www.gedaechtniskirche-berlin.de
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 9am-7pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
History

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