Episode 22: Chapel of Reconciliation

Chapel of Reconciliation

Location:

Bernauer Str. 4, 10115 Berlin

Facts:

  • Opened in 2000
  • Architectural project by Rudolf Reitermann and Peter Sassenroth

The Chapel of Reconciliation is beautiful.

Two Berlin architects are responsible for the Chapel that now stands where the former Church of Reconciliation stood before: Reitermann and Sassenroth. The original church was located between the two big walls that formed the Berlin Wall system.

The Chapel was built in 1999, only 16 years ago, and its core walls are made of compressed clay and pieces of rubble collected from the Church of Reconciliation. From the outside, one sees wood pillars that surround the oval shaped clay made chapel room where services are still held.

The Chapel of Reconciliation is part of the Protestant Reconciliation Parish and of the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse. It can be considered both a place of worship and memory. Inside, you can find the book with the victims of the Berlin Wall and from Tuesday to Friday there is a service in their honour at 12pm.
For more about the history of the Chapel of Reconciliation, check out this week’s episode below:

Photo and episode: Roberta Caldas

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