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Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church around 1900

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche) is located in Berlin at the Kurfürstendamm. The old church was built between 1891 and 1895 according to plans by Franz Schwechten. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1232x1632, 607 KB) Franz Schwaechten, historism and Egon Eiermann, modern movement. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1232x1632, 607 KB) Franz Schwaechten, historism and Egon Eiermann, modern movement. ... Download high resolution version (729x984, 159 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (729x984, 159 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Kurfürstendamm, Berlins upscale retail neighbourhood The Kurfürstendamm is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin, Germany. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


It is also commonly known as the Gedächtniskirche, and by some locals as the "lipstick and powder puff".


Emperor Wilhelm II ordered the construction of the church in honor of his grandfather Wilhelm I. The neo-romanesque style refers to many romanesque churches in the Rhineland. Wilhelm II of Prussia and Germany, Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Hohenzollern (January 27, 1859 - June 4, 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and the last King (König) of Prussia from 1888 - 1918. ... Wilhelm I of Germany Wilhelm I, (March 22, 1797 - March 9, 1888), German Emperor (Kaiser), ruled January 18, 1871-1888 and king of Prussia, ruled 1861-1888. ... Romanesque St. ... The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ...


The original construction was of impressive monumentality and size. Mosaics inside the church recalled the life and work of Emperor Wilhelm I. During World War II, the church was destroyed during a bombing in 1943. The only remainder of the old building is the ruin of the belfry, which are also refered to as "der Hohle Zahn" ("the Hollow Tooth"). Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 8 million military deaths {{{notes}}} World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945. ... This article is about explosive devices. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Rocky landscape with ruins, by Nicolaes Berchem, ca. ... Belfry of Bruges A belfry is a building (also known as a bell tower) - or a part of a building - in which bells are hung. ...


After the war, from 1951 to 1961, a new church was built right next to the site of the old one after the plans of Egon Eiermann. The old church was kept as a ruin in memory of the horrors of war. An iconic cross of the Russian Orthodox Church, a graphic known as the Stalingrad Madonna by Lieutenant Kurt Reuber, created in December 1942 in Stalingrad (now Volgograd), and a cross made of nails from Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by Nazi bomb attacks in Britain, are signs for reconciliation of the three countries that were once enemies. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Egon Eiermann (born September 29, 1904, Neuendorf; died July 20, 1970, Baden-Baden) was one of Germanys most prominent architects in the second half of the 20th century. ... The Russian Orthodox Church (also known as the Orthodox Catholic Church of Russia) (Русская Православная церковь) is that body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with the other patriarchs and primates of the Eastern Orthodox Church. ... This article is about the year. ... Stalingrad is the former name of two cities: Volgograd, Russia Karviná-Nové Město, near Ostrava, Czech Republic Other uses: The Battle of Stalingrad (a major turning-point of World War II and arguably the bloodiest battle in human history) Stalingrad (German film set during the above battle) Stalingrad (metro station... â–¶ (help· info) (Russian: Волгогра́д) (population: 1,012,000), formerly called â–¶ (help· info) (Цари́цын, Caricyn) (1598–1925) and â–¶ (help· info) (Сталингра́д) (1925–1961) is a city on the west bank of Volga river in southwestern Volgograd Oblast (province), Northern Caucasus district, Russia. ... The roofless ruins of the old cathedral. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nazism. ...

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