Out Of The Archives:
The “New” Addition Of The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche

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The new church of Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche was designed by Egon Eiermann and incorporates the remaining ruins of the original Protestant structure that was bombed during The Second World War, during an air raid in 1943. The “new” church isn’t exactly new, it’s just newer than the original church which was built in the 1890s.

The foundation stone for the new church was laid on May 9, 1959 and the church was consecrated on December 17, 1961. Even if you are not a Christian or have no interest in churches, this one is a beautiful one to sit in. The overwhelming blue of the light coming through windows is quite peaceful.

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche
Breitscheidplatz, Charlottenburg
10789 Berlin
Hours: Open daily 9am – 7pm

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