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The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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Address: Near the Brandenburg Gate | Information Center: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 49 30 26 39 43 36
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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I was here 15 years ago and was not moved the first time around, This time was so different. I was with a private guide who gave us specific instructions that we each walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Woodbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I was here 15 years ago and was not moved the first time around, This time was so different. I was with a private guide who gave us specific instructions that we each walk through quietly on our own and meet on the other side. Wow, as I walked alone I felt disoriented by the unlevel ground and the differing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This structure of standing blocks of different heights is located at the very centre of German power near the reichstag and German Ministeries of State. Politicians and public servants see the structure every day as a reminder of what happened in their country. Other countries could learn from their commitment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I do feel this is a must when you are in germany and especially berlin, the memorial itself can look a little odd and boring from the outset however its so interesting as the blocks get bigger as you walk through and is supposed to create a weird feeling of confusion, which it certainly did, with regards to the admission... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The free museum is an incredibly moving exhibit. It shows heartbreaking displays of the horrific suffering of the Jews, far beyond what I felt I had already learned through history. Many people (myself included) were moved to tears. Not recommended for younger children, as there are graphic photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Walking from Checkpoint Charlie and just before arriving at the Brandenburg Gate we came across The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Opened in 2005 the field covers 19,000m2 and consists of 2,711 concrete blocks plus an Information Centre. Irrelevant of how you view the Field of Stelae, it is hard not to be moved by the portrayal of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

When you first look at this memorial, there is nothing that states it's a memorial at all. Let alone it's a holocaust memorial. Mind you, this work of art is for your own interpretation. This memorial should be treated with the upmost respect and dignity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The monument commemorates the Jewish victims of the Holocaust but unfortunately a small number of tourists do not treat it with the desired respect. It is located very near the Brandenburg Gate and there is no entry fee. It is a unique memorial and an amazing work of art. Well worth a visit!

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across the Holocaust Memorial as we were walking around. It is an interesting design & people were sat reading, relaxing in the sunshine, in groups chatting or just wandering through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

At first my wife was very apprehensive about entering into the labyrinth. It isn't a maze and fortunately for our generation we can see and escape at the end of each row. Not so, for the people, for whom the memorial stands. One can get the feeling of being hemmed in and as one progresses through to the centre, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I would not normally have chosen to visit this place, but due to it being so close to Brandenburg Gate, we visited. It is a striking a very poignant reminder of a terrible time in history. I would say this is a must see in Berlin.

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