The Cathedral of William was built in the 19th century to commemorate the first German emperor, but it was destroyed during World War II. A new church was built next to the memorial. The new church was beautifully lit when it entered. This is where nine people were killed in last year's terrorist attacks. There are many flowers beside them to mourn.
The Memorial Church of Emperor William is one of the remnants of World War II in Berlin. The church was destroyed on the night of November 22, 1943, leaving only the West End Bell Tower. The bombed spire of the bell tower, also known as the "broken-roof church", tells the story of that unforgettable period of history from the broken roof, which is a reminder of the war. Now a new octagonal church has been built beside the site for worship.
It is also known as the Broken Head Church. During World War II, it was blown up completely, the old church was broken, and the steel structure on the side was the new church. After repairing the building, it is still a beautiful landscape, especially the murals inside, which are brilliant and exquisite.
In one of the most crowded places in the city centre, on the shopping street, it's very close to the zoo and the Cadilway Department Store. It's on foot. Nearby, there's one of the only two milk tea shops in Germany. The murals are very good, and they're still under maintenance.
The trip to Berlin is worth it! It was a beautiful church. Berliners treasured it very much, but it was destroyed badly by a misdropped incendiary bomb (originally aimed at a nearby railway station). It turned into a dangerous building, but Berliners still held Mass in churches without roofs. They love it so much! When the government was going to knock down this dangerous building, Berliners objected. They wanted to keep it and their culture, but there were Nazis in the church where William II commemorated his grandfather, William I. They knocked it down, leaving only the bell tower and building an amazing modern church. Read ten thousand volumes and travel ten thousand miles. Come and see it. It will not disappoint you! __________
Berlin's Memorial Church of the Emperor William is located at the end of the crotch street. Although the wounds of the World War II war bombing are heavy, the Germans still choose to retain rather than rebuild or completely destroy it. Every time we see these epitomes of World War II, we wonder why our country always buries the vicissitudes of history. Sometimes we really don't need to be different. People tell us the so-called historical truth, but hope that we can see it for ourselves, which really appreciates the German practice.
This church carries too much modern and contemporary history of Germany! From the glorious scene of Emperor William I, to the ruins of World War II, to the new church built next to the war... It's really a textbook. Now there are only a few remnants of the frescoes in the church. Others are text display boards and souvenir shops. But the atmosphere is still dignified and serious, and no tickets are accepted. So I strongly recommend you to feel it.
Walking to the zoo, it's easy to see this very special building, the Emperor William Memorial Hall. His broken roof tells of a history that cannot be recalled. The magnificent buildings that commemorated Emperor William I have now become a symbol of Berlin and Germany as a whole. Its significance goes far beyond the connotation of a building and a relic. In 1891, when the Memorial Hall of Emperor William was built. No one had ever expected the building to become "ruins" in a hundred years'time, and its reputation was far higher than it was then. The William Monument was destroyed by war in 1943, when the West Berlin Municipal Government planned to level the monument "ruins". This plan immediately aroused protests from West Berlin citizens in the 1950s. As a result, the monument "ruins" was preserved as a historical witness. Shortly after, a new church was built on the side of the memorial hall "ruins". The washing and training of modern architecture and the same texture of the superficial layers reflect the historical charm of "ruins". Now the new church stands side by side with the ruins. It tells people more vividly about Berlin's yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Basically living near the Memorial Church of Emperor William, you can hear the bells of the church. Looking at the remains of the church, my eyes were wet. I could not help but think of Germany as a country reborn from the ruins of war, and also of the cruelty and ruthlessness of war. It's a very interesting scenic spot, but it's near the famous commercial shopping street in Berlin, not far from the Berlin Zoo and KaDeWe.