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Soviet War Memorial

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Address: Strasse des 17 Juni | near the Brandenburg Gate, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 12435
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Evocative place, but not the best of the kind in Berlin

This is one of the three monument to the Red army in Berlin, and probably the less impressive, lacking the grand perspective of that in Treptower Park and the aparted, nostalgic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Carlo R
Milan, Italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our son studied German history for his A'level studies so was keen to explore all that Berlin had to offer on this trip, he suggested we find the Soviet War Memorial and visit. Easy walk from the Brandenburg Gate about 10 minutes. Am impressive war memorial and when we visited in August surprisingly quiet, flanked by 2 Russian T-34 tanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

By accident on our walk there it was, Impressive Memorial to WW2 by the USSR. To think they took part in righting a wrong then created a wrong which was eventually righted. Berlin is a beautiful City and the people are wonderful

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is one of the three monument to the Red army in Berlin, and probably the less impressive, lacking the grand perspective of that in Treptower Park and the aparted, nostalgic mourning aura of that in Schoenholzer Heide. Nonetheless it still is another witness of the recent intriguing history of this great city. Can be visited in ten minutes, and... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is not far from the Brandenburg Gate , follow the gravel paths and road straight ahead about 5 mins . You can't miss it , very Soviet , very powerful and fitting for the Russian Sacrifice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Don't just look at the memorial, but walk inside/behind and see the information panels at the back. It is easy to forget the Soviet sacrifice in defeating Nazi Germany.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Serious example of Soviet intimidation architecture. the size of the unknown soldiers hand in relation to the rest of his body...brilliant!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This under-visited memorial is an insight into the "liberation" of Berlin by Soviet forces in 1945. As well as the stonework to view there are a couple of artillery pieces and two T34 tanks on plinths. It was my fourth or fifth visit before I discovered the displays behind the actual memorial. An interesting point is that it was located... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

For whatever reason this memorial seems to be kind of a hidden secret (despite all of our research we had never heard of it until we literally just stumbled upon it). But it is right near the gate and tiergarten, and because it is so unpublicized there were few people there. It is obviously a very sad memorial, but well... More 

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Newark, Delaware USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Americans tend to forget that it was the Soviet Union that bore the brunt of the Nazi war effort. This monument to the millions of Soviets who died to defeat Nazism is very a potent reminder of debt we all owe them

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

It is located in the Reichstag area so it is near many attractions. If not in this area, I wouldn't make a special trip out for it. It is certainly an impressive monument, and a reflection on the soviet period in the city.

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