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The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Near the Brandenburg Gate | Information Center: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #22 of 443 attractions in Berlin
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Educational Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The memorial is in two parts. The stelae field above the ground and an information center detailing the personal lives of the murdered jews under... more »
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You either think this memorial is powerful and enthralling or just a nonsensical waste of cement. It comprises a large area of stone slabs none of which are the same. There are small ones near the edges and larger ones nearer the middle. I t can be quite unnerving near the middle when you lose sight of the road and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I had no plans to visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, but simply ran into it on our way to the Brandenburg Gate. Naturally, once we realized what it was, we had to stop and look around. The memorial itself—finished less than a decade before our visit--consists of 2,711 concrete slabs or stelae on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We only visited the outdoor part of the memorial. We also visited at night, so didn't have access to the audio guide, we just explored it on our own. I've taken this into account in my rating as I do think that the audio guide would have given it greater depth. I found it affecting, which is what you would... More

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 m2 site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field.

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I don't understand the whole concept as an artist myself, and apperently the artist who created it has no explaination for it either. There's no meaning, just a bunch of rocks. Very disapointing, and according to me, the jewish population deserves something way better and more meaningfull ...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A very moving experience for me. However, it upsets me that there were children climbing all over the memorial and people taking 'selfies' etc...have some respect!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I wasnt sure what to expect before going into the memorial but was very suprised and intrigued while listening to some of the testimonials. You dont pay for entrance, only for the audio device which is very useful! I noticed a lot of people crying, warning, it does play with your emotions.

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Eastern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I didn`t intend to visit this memorial, but accidentally found myself nearby and wanted to take a look. Walking between the rocks of the memorial was an experience I certainly will remember.Moving around made me feel alone and sad, thiking about what happened so long ago and what it would be like. yet so alone. Makes you think. Great memorial.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited The Holocaust Memorial at the end of a walking tour on the guide's recommendation. Ground level, there are 2711 slabs of grey concrete all the same width and depth but all differing heights. It is a great place for personal reflection, although I did find the fact that others were jumping from slab to slab, playing hide and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A poignant place to be a fitting memorial to everyone who died during the war. In an architectural view it is a very interesting design. Its free so you can't go wrong, its definitely worth a bit of your time when in Berlin.

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