Berlin Must Sees: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

3 11 2007

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is a protestant church, located at the Breitscheidplatz, one end of the famous Kurfürstendamm boulevard, in the center of former West Berlin. The church was damaged in the war, and left in ruins as a monument to peace and reconciliation.

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

The old damaged church was built around 1891 by Kaiser Wilhelm the second. The new octagonal church right beside it was constructed around 1960 to the plans of Egon Eiermann. There is also a memorial hall, an exhibition describing the history of the church, a free-standing bell-tower, and a single-storey chapel for baptisms and weddings.

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, closer look

S+U Zoologischer Garten. Open daily from 9 to 19. Free entrance.

Church Services: Sundays and Holy Days 10am Holy Communion, 6pm Divine Service. Saturdays 6pm Evening Service with music or Bach cantata. Monday to Friday 1pm Prayers with organ music. On Fridays Coventry Prayer of Reconciliation in the Memorial Hall of the Old Tower, 5.30pm and 6pm Evening prayers with organ music. No visits during services and concerts.

And this is the official website of the Church.


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3 responses to “Berlin Must Sees: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church”

6 02 2008
Mario (04:58:17) :

When you visit Berlin, you absolutely should visit the Zoologischer Garten. I visited Berlin last summer and i totally fell in love with the city, the people and the many sightseeing made it so special and my personal favourite of sightseeing was the Zoologischer Garten.

6 02 2008
yonit (15:33:02) :

thanks for the recommendation, but I really don’t like zoos.

25 02 2009
Shane Smith (11:10:37) :

I was stationed in Berlin… U.S. Army at the McNair barracks from 1981-1983 and enjoyed Berlin very much. The Kaiser Wilhelm church is a must see for anyone who visits Berlin.

There is so much history at that site it is hard to imagine. Once you have seen it you can say you have visited a place that is a major part of history.

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