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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
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This "piece of art" is like nothing else. The thoughts and the emotions you get are coming from within - it is not directly from your eyes as all is the same grey concrete. A must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This "piece of art" is like nothing else. The thoughts and the emotions you get are coming from within - it is not directly from your eyes as all is the same grey concrete. A must "go into".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Holocaust memorial in Berlin is to say the least a bit different from most memorials that I have seen. It was designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold and is very stark and simple in concept. It was greeted with mixed feelings and was thought by many to be of a controversial design. Sited on a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews is a sad place but may be it was not meant like this because, for example, kids do not understand the pain behind it and run around as in labyrinth. Nobody is upset of course but it definitely lightens the atmosphere. If you pay close attention, you will see that the columns have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Something seemingly so simplistic is quite thought provoking at the same time. The claustrophobic sensation you get as you go further into the memorial is something I will never forget.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Located just by one of the main city roads to the west edge, this is a must see sight. It is a very clever and poignant representation of the losses in WW2

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A very poignant place, I am glad I have seen it...Be careful not to climb on the memorial though; this may sound obvious but many people were doing so and getting told off. They are not graves but I felt like I needed tomtreat them as such.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We only had one day in Berlin so we walked around the town, and used a hop on - hop off bus. There was a lot to see around this area and the size of this structure allows the visitor to get an idea of the history. Wish we had more time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is not a Holocaust Memorial officially. It is a memorial to all the murdered and persecuted Jews of Europe. The designers of this amazing memorial have left it up to each visitor to interpret the significance of the design. Recommend spending some time within the undulating paths that run through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

At first glance, this does not seem to be much of an attraction, particularly if you are non Jewish. However when you get into it and start walking through it, with its uneven floor and maze like corridors, you start to realise what the artist had in mind, and why it had to be the size that it was. Your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

we walked toward this memorial from the brandenburg gate. these pillars are meant to give you a sense of confusion. go deep in them and take your time touching the concrete and feeling how cold they are and what the artist was aiming for. we spent some time running between the tilted pillars that can quickly turn into a maze... More 

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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
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte

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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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