"Another Contrast..." Kaiser Wilhelm Gedaechtniskirche Tip by Greggor58
Kaiser Wilhelm Gedaechtniskirche, Berlin: 118 reviews and 220 photos
This was a really interesting place to check out.....and easy to find...and once again.....really CLOSE to the Ambassador Hotel where I was staying....about a fifteen minute walk.....
Emperor Wilhelm II ordered the construction of the church in honor of his grandfather, Kaiser Wilhelm.Mosaics inside the church recalled the life and work of Emperor Wilhelm...some of these mosaics survived the bombing and can be seen today.
The Church was built in the late 1800's and was bombed out by the RAF in 1943...I talk about a "contrast" because in fact there is "new" section rebuilt after the war in the fifties I believe...a modern structure that really looks strange beside the remains of the original building...In fact the whole area was flattened during the war and the Church is smack in the center of a modern bustling city.
There is a small museum ...I cant remember if it was right inside the original part of the Church...I sort of think it was....in any case there are exhibits about the history of the building and well worth a look!
Address: Breitscheidplatz, Berlin-Charlottenburg
Directions: U-Bahn: Zoologischer Garten ...
Phone: +49- (0)30- 218 50 23
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