Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche

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  • MW aus LE

    The most famous landmark of Berlin West is the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on Breitscheidplatz. In World War II it was heavily damaged in 1943. Only the ruins of the tower remained, which today - in the meantime renovated several times - represents a memorial against war and destruction. The neo-Romanesque Kaiser Wilhelm Church was built between 1891 and 1895 according to the designs of Franz Schwechten. The construction of the church was initiated by Kaiser Wilhelm II to create a religious memorial in honor of his grandfather Wilhelm I. Franz Schwechten constructed a building in the romantic style with numerous towers, whose tower was the highest in the city at about 113 meters. Also the interior was exceptionally splendid with many mosaics and murals. In November 1943, the Kaiser Wilhelm Church was largely destroyed. In the post-war years, the church ruins became the symbol of the risen from ruins Berlin. In March 1957, the architect Egon Eiermann won an advertised competition with his design, which proposed the complete demolition of the ruin and provided for a complete new building. The question of the whereabouts of the ruin led to a serious public debate and ended with a compromise.
    Source: berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3561433-3558930-kaiser-wilhelm-gedaechtniskirche.html

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    • September 10, 2017

  • Uwe.Reiter

    well, one of the highlights, or landmarks of the City West of Berlin

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    • September 12, 2017

  • Micha

    Typical highlight when traveling in the city-west.

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    • June 4, 2018

  • Svenster

    Nice, you can take it with you. :) Wonderful!

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    • July 5, 2018

  • Steffen

    Memorial Church in Charlottenburg. Definitely worth seeing. Sometimes the number of visitors can be a bit higher.
    Sunday worship and public holiday 10am

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    • July 11, 2018

  • radelnder Reporter

    Tourists without manners often destroy every atmosphere of the service

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    • August 31, 2019

  • Droggelbecher

    The Breitscheidplatz is on the schedule for every long run. But be careful: The time is crucial, since it is also the destination of many tourists and you don't want to go around. 😁

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    • May 19, 2020

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