- Type: Religious Sights
NileGuide Expert Says:
One of the best 360 degree views in Jerusalem from the top of the church tower.
NileGuide Expert tip:
You'll need strong legs to climb the couple of hundred steps to the top of the tower, but the view is worth it.
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany made his pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1898 to dedicate the Church of the Redeemer, a Protestant church just outside the gates to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Ottoman-Turkish permission to allow construction of a Protestant church at such a prestigious location symbolized the growing alliance between Germany and the Ottoman Empire, one that would continue through World War I. The church has become a venue for concerts and performances of organ music; the view from the tower (no elevator, and a steep climb of more than 200 steps) is exceptional.
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