Solomon Islands – 2017 – 2 Dollars – Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Hologram Collection
|Issuing Country||Solomon Islands|
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Face Value||2 Dollars|
|Weight||31.1 grams / 1 oz|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, but mostly just known as Gedächtniskirche) is a Protestant church in the centreof Berlin, on the Kurfürstendamm. The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. The present building, which consists of a church with an attached foyer and a separate belfry with an attached chapel, was built between 1959 and 1963. The damaged spire of the old church has been retained and its ground floor has been made into a memorial hall for WWII. The Memorial Church today is a famous landmark of western Berlin, and is nicknamed by Berliners “der hohleZahn”, meaning “the hollow tooth”.