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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin

Called “Hohler Zahn” (hollow tooth), by the Berliners, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is the main attraction on the Kurfürstendamm. Remaining is only the tower ruin. It was refurbished multiple times and is now a memorial against war and destruction.

History Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

The church was built between 1891 and 1895, arranged by Wilhelm II. He wanted to create a religious memorial for his grandfather Wilhelm I. He erected numerous towers. It was the tallest in town, with 113 meters. The interior was decorated with amazing murals and mosaics. Unfortunately, it was nearly destroyed by the 2nd World War. The winner of the public competition for the rebuilding of the church was won by the architect Egon Eiermann. However, he wanted to tear the church down, which was not welcomed by the Berlin citizens, so a compromise was settled. The central tower (68 m) could stay, and an additional four constructions were added. Including the hexagonal bell tower, the octagonal church ship, the square chapel, and the foyer.

The construction period took four years; December 17, 1961, the church was inaugurated. Quickly the Berliners came up with new nicknames: “Lipstick and powder box.”
Within the last few years, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was refurbished immensely. Thus no more rain water can get through the roof.
The church is incredibly beautiful on the inside, and we recommend you to not miss out on this fantastic sightseeing. It offers a complete silent atmosphere to escape your daily routine. Furthermore, the Kurfürstendamm invites to go shopping, to stroll, or to visit the zoo right around the corner!

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Address: Breitscheidplatz, 10789 Berlin
Connections: U Bahnhof Kurfürstendamm, Zoologischer Garten


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more Berlin Tips:
Skip the line on your visit and get VIP seats at the Hard Rock Café Berlin incl. Meal (2- or 3-course dinner plus soft drink, coffee, or tea).
The ticket costs at 18,36 €. offer Page


Take advantage of 72 hours of discounts and local transport with the Berlin WelcomeCard Museumsinsel. Enjoy free admission to all museums and galleries of the Berlin Museum Island with this pass.
The ticket is valid for 72 hours and costs 45 €. offer Page


With this ticket you enjoy priority admission. You will avoid long queues and climb, without waiting on seemingly endless lines of people, directly to the top of the tower at 203 to 207 meters in height.
With this ticket you select your desired time. The ticket costs € 21.50. offer Page


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