GedachtniskircheCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Breitscheidplatz 10789 Berlin., Germany
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids
Gedachtniskirche - Review
Gedachtniskitche or the Memorial Church was a beautiful Romaneque church built by Kaiser Wilhem II in memory of his grand-father. After World War II all that was left of this once beautiful church was a hollow and damaged vestige. A more modern looking church was then built alongside it to keep its own memory as the church has been irreparably damaged. This old vestige and the new counterpart can be seen side by side in Berlin today. Due to the precarious state of the building one is obviously not allowed to go inside the older church but the new one is open to visitors. Additionally a small part of the old church has also been made accessible to the visitors.
The church is symbolic of the destruction that Germany had faced during the war and has become an important site for the modern history of Germany even though the old significance may be somewhat lost.
- Donations are much appreciated.
- On Sunday make a call in the office or take an appointment for mass.
- Guided tours can be arranged on request.
- Wheelchair access is possible and handicapable toilets are available.
- Parking facility is available.
How To reach Gedachtniskirche by Public Transport
- Bus M19, M29, M46, X9, X10, X34, 100, 109, 110, 145, 200, 204, 245
Restaurants Near Gedachtniskirche
- HaupStadt Burger
- Avanti Ristorante
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gedachtniskirche
37.57% of people who visit Berlin include Gedachtniskirche in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
35.92% of people start their Gedachtniskirche visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Gedachtniskirche
69.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gedachtniskirche
Gedachtniskirche, Berlin Reviews
Lovely building. Spent some time admiring the external structure but inside is quite something. The pics taken do not so it justice.
This remembrance Church was bombed during the second World War and is currently under going a face lift and minor structural repair work. The new church is splendid in itself, truly lovely, light a candle for lost loved ones and say a little prayer or thoughts for them. Outside the new church are some engraved steps in memory of those who tragically lost their lives in the awful Christmas tragedy when a truck drove into the Christmas Market. Take time to look into the memorial messages.
Though it was not really an old church when it was destroyed during WW II, the church is a testimonial to the ravages of war. It is free and has a small museum explaining its short history and containing some art. There is a newer bell tower built after the war as well as a very modern church right behind it. It takes at most 45min to explore the exhibit. It is located very close to the KaDeWe department store so easy to kill 2 birds with one stone.
Love this church. Destroyed in WW2 and left as a memorial. It sticks out like a broken tooth amongst the posh towering hotels on the KuDamm. I was there when the European athletics were on in August 2018. There is a newer church now beside the damaged tower that is awful to look at.
The war damaged Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is an iconic image of Berlin. What surprised me were the beautiful mosaics inside which covered the walls and ceiling. I had assumed there would be an simple interior but it's almost like a byzantine church. Inside there are some exhibits and a history of the church. Definitely worth a visit.