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Soviet War Memorial

Strasse des 17 Juni | near the Brandenburg Gate, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #116 of 443 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Located in the Tiergarten on June 17 Street halfway between the Brandenberg Gate and the Siegessaule (Victory Column) is a Soviet Memorial. This one... more »
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Luzon, Philippines
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233 reviews 233 reviews
107 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A short walk from Brandenburg Gate and a 15 minute walk from Berlin Hbf, it's an impressive monument for Soviet soldiers who liberated Berlin from the Nazis, complete with two T-54/55 tanks said to be the first tanks to enter Berlin. There's a small exhibit at the back of the monument that chronicles the construction, the political issues surrounding it... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This memorial was erected in the autumn of 1945 and despite it was in the British sector (and West Berlin) it was guarded by Soviet soldiers until 1990. The memorial reminds us about the fact, that it was the Red Army that liberated Berlin. The story about what the liberators did to the Berliners is not told at this place.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The soviet war memorial is in the Tiergarten near the Brandenburger Tor just off the Straße des 17 Juni. The memorial was erected just after the end of the war and reflects the enormous human cost to finally end the war and liberate Germany from its oppressive regime. While there is obvious controversy regarding the behaviour of the soviet government... More

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Georgetown, TX
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54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Soviet War Memorial is just a short walk from the Reichstag in the Tiergarten. Its easy to forget that Russia lost many fathers, sons, and brothers in the battle to vanquish Berlin. The Memorial is flanked by two Russian tanks and two artillery pieces. When we were there in mid-May, the Memorial was covered with flowers, don't know if... More

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London, United Kingdom
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322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Whether it is politically correct to maintain a War memorial in a city where the Russian Army may have suffered horrendous losses, but then went on to inflict atrocities on the remaining local population is for others with a lot more connection to the history than me to debate. But as a piece of historical military architecture you cannot fail... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

In complete contrast to Commonwealth War Memorials the Soviet War memorial incongruously depicts aggression rather than peace and tranquillity . It is alongside the busy Strasse des 17 June with a memorial betopped by a very large ferocious looking soldier and protected on either side by field guns and Soviet tanks, which somewhat ironically sparrows are using as nesting sites

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Constructed in 1945, this sobering memorial was built to commemorate the around 2,000 fallen Soviet troops that were buried here. But beyond that, it is a beautiful representation of Socialist Realism and Socialist Classical Architecture. So, for those that are fascinated by the Cold War, this is definitely a must see. The presence of T-34 tanks and ML-20 152mm gun-howitzer... More

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Haifa, Israel
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Close to other attractions, really well maintained and easy to find. the story behind it is really interesting to make sure you read it ..

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Berlin, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Th7is moment is great with such an interesting story of it behind why this momunet wasput up here in berlin, if you go on the sandmans third reich tour, you will learn more about its background

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Co Kildare
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Well maintained, easy to get around, interesting and yet provokes sadness at the level of loss of life and effort it commemorates. Close to other attractions, Reichstag, Jewish Memorial, Brandenburg Tor etc.

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