Where : Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin
Discovering Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was our first discovery in Berlin. Our hotel was located near the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz, where this memorial is located.
Free attraction and learning experience
The Memorial is a famous landmark of western Berlin and it’s free to visit. The imperial Church, built around 18th century has but a small part of the original church remaining. It was decided not to rebuild, in order to display the damages done during the World War II.
Inside the church you will find, dates and information about the bomb raids in 1943. Additionally, there are many pictures of “Before” and “After” the War (of the original Church and neighbourhood).
It was sad to read but also really interesting as you can imagine how beautiful the original church must have been, based on the remaining mosaic tiles of Angels. Furthermore, you will many holes made on the outer structure of the building, from bullets fired during WWII. The remaining structure is currently attached to a new Chapel which erected in 1959. We cannot comment, as we didn’t visit inside the new Chapel. In contrast, the new chapel is nothing like the original.
Do we recommend ?
Yes, really interesting memorial to visit and the surrounding neighbourhood is really nice. Seems like a busy area with a shopping mall, restaurants and depending of the day of the week, there were tents selling local food and souvenirs.
Serge: 5 Eli: 5
Moreover, here is our TripAdvisor review of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
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