Chapel of Reconciliation
Chapel of Reconciliation
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The area
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Bernauer Straße • 5 min walk
  • Nordbahnhof • 7 min walk
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
Feb 2020
The Berlin Wall memorial at Bernauer St. is one of the top attractions to visit in German capital (please see my detailed review on it). One of its highlights is this Chapel.
But, before visiting the Chapel, please visit first the Documentation center diagonal to learn about it.
The small Reconciliaton Chapel stands in the middle of the death strip, on the spot where a big Church used to be until the out of mind ex DDR regime blew it up in order to easier control the strip (the Church was obstructing the view).
The present Chapel is very simple in design, yet very moving. It reminds me on the similar style Silence Chapel in Helsinki.
Written April 26, 2020
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Paul H
Huddersfield, UK1,686 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
The chapel of reconciliation was blown up 4 years before the wall came down. The circular chapel was rebuilt and sits very close to the site of the old wall. Its grey , ribbed and in no way could be called beautiful but is very touching.
Before entering the chapel there is a striking small statue of two children kneeling and embracing.
The bells were ringing but not peeling , as a wedding but thudding like a toll. Inside are images of reconciliation and the seats are in a circle as a symbol of togetherness. Really moving and a must see in Berlin's sites.
Written November 9, 2019
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Bidule05
France1,604 contributions
Sep 2020
The Chapel of Reconciliation replaced the brick church (built in 1894), which was dynamited in 1985 because it was located on the dividing line, in the middle of No Man’s Land, between East and West Berlin. In the very interesting documentation center, we were amazed by a dramatic video showing the destruction of the old church by dynamite!
We were moved by this small chapel, built and inaugurated on November 9, 2000, (11th anniversary of the fall of the wall). In this sleek wooden chapel, we learned that services are held regularly in memory of the victims of the Berlin Wall.
Written May 20, 2021
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Kristan S
Berlin, Germany63 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
It's a small unassuming place. A replacement for a much larger church destroyed by the East German regime. It's more something that you will step into for a moment as you visit the Berlin Wall Memorial around it.

But ... if you visit Tue - Fri at noon you can witness a small service held to different victim of the Berlin wall as a way of keeping their memories alive.
Written May 19, 2019
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Tonya V
Pea Ridge, AR664 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The first was destroyed in 1985 since it was just on the East side of the Wall. After seeing pictures I wish they had rebuilt because it was a beautiful church. This one is simple although probably more meaningful through a reunified Germany.
Written March 10, 2019
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northlondoner
London, UK36 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
This is on the site of what was once the no-mans land between the inner and outer Berlin Wall along Bernauer Strasse. The original church was knocked down.

Simple altar, opportunity to light a candle, and explanations/history in many languages are available.
Written March 7, 2018
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NLcycle
Rotterdam, The Netherlands617 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Beautiful chapel at the location where once a church was located, almost amidst the Berlin Wall. The church sadly was blown up and destroyed just four years before the end of the Wall. Beautiful structure, nice materials.
Written July 19, 2019
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Peter G
Tarporley, UK664 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This area of east Berlin and the wall memorials are amazing, definitely worth a walk up and down reading the posters and seeing inspirational pictures and murals.
Written April 28, 2019
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom55,299 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
It looked a bit like a hut to me as we see approached it on the HOHO bus.

It is a small simple church built on what was no man's land, by the Berlin Wall Memorial.

There were not many people about when we visited.
Written March 8, 2019
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a simple, but memorable, chapel near the Berlin Wall Memorial.
It is on the site of the original Chapel of Reconciliation, which was demolished in 1985 because it was positioned on the border strip when the Berlin Wall was built.
Worth a quick visit if you are here to see the piece of the Berlin Wall.
Written October 22, 2018
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Chapel of Reconciliation - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)