Heavily damaged tower of the church destroyed during the bomb attack in 1943 is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Berlin.
After the World War II the rubble was removed, and the lone tower received later the blue glass and steel of the modern church built instead of reconstruction of the old one. This unique team of the original and modern towers forces the visitor to musing on human existence.
The impressive church in Neo-Romanesque style was consecrated in 1895 but several years lated almost destroyed during the war times. The front tower remained in relative good shape, and after clearing the remains along the shape of the old church was located Gedenkhalle ( Memorial Hall ). The hall shows the remains of the old church like marble pieces, liturgy items and the floor mosaic depicting family of Hohenzollern with Kaiser Heinrich I .
Inside one can see the figure of Jesus from the former altar, which survived the War, but
the most impressive item in the collection is the simple cross, a gift from the cathedral in Coventry, England.
The building of the cathedral has also been destroyed during the War, this time by Nazi bomb attacks.
The cross is made from the old iron nails found inside of the church ashes.
Instead of reconstruction of the old one, in 1961 the new octagonal church with the bell tower, which is the
which has the height of the old, missing tower, but made of modern materials, the steel and concrete frame holding blue glass.