Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Address: Breitscheidplatz, Berlin, 10789, Germany
Telephone: 03 2 18 50 23

- Free


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.

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English and French tours available for 4 euros.

Free tours available in German during the week.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • History