Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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Badly damaged by a bombing raid in 1943, the original church was built in the 1890s, in honor of Wilhelm I, in the Neo-Romantic style. At the time, the five church bells were the second biggest in Germany but ended up being melted for munitions.

Nowadays, this Protestant church stands as a striking landmark and memorial against war and destruction, and for peace and reconciliation. Composed of the ruins of the previous church and a modern building, its architect Egon Eiermann integrated what lasted of the original church into his design, consisting of concrete honeycomb elements with stained glass inlays.

Inside the octagonal nave, this stained glass produces a rich blue light, an invitation for meditation. The current building, completed between 1959 and 1961, also contains a crucifix made of nails from the burnt roof timbers of the Coventry Cathedral, also almost destroyed in 1940.

Contacts & Details

Breitscheidplatz 10789 Berlin

Sunday:

09:00 – 19:00

Monday:

09:00 – 19:00

Tuesday:

09:00 – 19:00

Wednesday:

09:00 – 19:00

Thursday:

09:00 – 19:00

Friday:

09:00 – 19:00

Saturday:

09:00 – 19:00