Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (also known as the Memorial Church) is a world-renowned monument in Berlin. Severely damaged during the Second World War, much of the ruins of the 19th century neo-Romanesque church were demolished in the 1950s. A new church was rebuilt (1959-1961) by Egon Eiermann, keeping part of the ruins as a reminder.

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Ibn Ruschd-Goethe mosque

The Ibn Rushd Goethe Mosque is a mosque opened in 2017 in an outbuilding of the Protestant Church of St. John in the Mitte district. The mosque owes its originality to the liberality of Islam preached there. Among the founders of the mosque are activists such as Seyran Ateş (women's rights activist), Saïda Keller-Messahli (human rights activist), Elham Manea (political scientist).

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German Cathedral

The German cathedral built between 1780 and 1785 by Carl von Gontard in the Baroque style. It is located opposite the French cathedral, built in the same years as part of a project to redevelop the Gendarmenmarkt commissioned by Frederick II (1440-1472). Burned down during the Second World War, the German Cathedral was rebuilt between 1983 and 1996, and since then it has housed the exhibition on the history of the German Parliament.

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French Cathedral

The French cathedral was built in the years 1780-1785 by Carl von Gontard in the Baroque style. The building was constructed at the instigation of Frederick II (1740-1772), who also ordered the construction of the German Cathedral (opposite the French Cathedral) as part of an extensive redevelopment project of the Gendarmenmarkt. Burned down during the Second World War, the French Cathedral was rebuilt in 1978-1983, true to the original exterior and modern interior. Since then, it has housed the Huguenot Museum.