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The ruins of this famous landmark, damaged during World War II bombings, serve as a symbol of the destruction of war.
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Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday

The main chapel has been nicely restored, while still keeping the feeling of the destruction. Next door is the actual church, currently in use, with over 80,000 blue stained glass elements. They are always illuminated from behind, so they give off this beautiful light. Organ...More

Thank Zenaidasworld
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An important reminder to the atrocities of humanity, the church was originally built by Kaiser Wilhelm in the latest 1890’s. Partially Destroyed during the war, it is slowly being re-built and a new church is being added beside it. It is surrounded by shopping malls...More

Thank TheDude1974
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche should be an end in itself and not just a consequence of shopping nearby. The complex of the old and the modern church together is perhaps not beautiful. However, the atmosphere inside is special, due to the stained glass windows, and...More

Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old church stands out from a distance. Completely destroyed during the war. It's still beautiful to see.

Thank jo-schops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into the new church, which is lovely inside, before we entered the ruined original. The photo of the Nazi funeral and the comment ascribing the destruction to "politics" left an unpleasant feeling. Senseless destruction is never good but this church seemed to wallow...More

Thank nancykamp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built centuries ago (1891), the Gedächtniskirche or Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is the symbolic centre of West Berlin, in the memory of Kaiser Wilhelm I, the first German Emperor. The church is in neo-romanesque style and was heavily damaged on 23rd Dec, 1943 followed by...More

Thank ruchitrips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were here on a Gate1 tour and the Intercontinental Hotel was close by that we could wander easily over here. We were here a couple times, primarily because it was closed at some time or we were in a hurry and...More

Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compare this to Coventry(of which I have visited too), this was more effovictic. With the painted ceiling, and cross of nails info that came from Coventry. Historical too of 2 cities bombed by opposing sides.

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never having seen a bombed out building, this is quite a sight. A good reminder of all the horror of the war.

Thank KitRaetsen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was one of the sights that needs seeing in Berlin. A thoughtful exhibition inside the church shows its place throughout modern history. With the pock marks of war evident its very thought provoking. And once you’re done there it’s smack bang in the middle of...More

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Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through
the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which
lends its name to this well-heeled neighbourhood.
Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city:
upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades
and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone
streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through
little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop
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No need to pre book, just turn up
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I enjoyed a concert here but I only stumbled across it by mistake, as I was passing there were some posters up for a concert that evening. Sorry I can't be of more help