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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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I visited The Holocaust Memorial later evening on the 21st May as I didn't want it to be too busy and full of tourists, although I went late there were a few people about. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I visited The Holocaust Memorial later evening on the 21st May as I didn't want it to be too busy and full of tourists, although I went late there were a few people about. I love the idea of the memorial and the fact they blocks are not level and there are hills making you feel a little uneasy as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I loved the way one disappears into this memorial as they walk through it. From the street, it appears to be all one level, but as you walk in, you realized there are hills and valleys among the posts. Very effective.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Impressive memorial and underground museum. Spoilt though by a few things. The large number of tourists jumping on top of the blocks, even though it is forbidden. A lot of smoking near the memorial. The touts spruiking a few metres away from the memorial. For such a sombre place, it is a shame that it is visited by thoughtless tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

First time I visited Berlin was about 5 years after the cold war. The city has changed sooooo much, since! Not only is it modern and progressive, artistic and fun... it also has a ton of places to visit, especially if you're a history buff. I mean, it's not all about WW2 and the Cold War, which I appreciated, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A nice memorial which allows room for your own interpretation of what it is portraying. A sobering experience walking through the structure and reflecting on the events which happened in the city and beyond. Worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This memorial is right next to the Brandenburg gate. It is impressive to look at but very open to your own interpretation of the meaning. You can get lost in the blocks. It's quite a relief to come out of the other side. There is a museum right next to it which is worth visiting too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

In order to really understand what this memorial is about you need to walk through it and get a feel of the coldness and stillness and disorientation. I wish I had come here at night because then I feel like these feelings would be amplified, plus less tourists everywhere to give you a feel for what the designer was going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A very moving experience which you should not miss if visiting Berlin. Be prepared for a bit of a wait at busy times or if student parties are there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Berlin has done a great job of addressing both the good and the bad in its history. This memorial is very impressive in its structure and emotion. Walking through the maze of many anonymous large stones, one is forced to confront the enormity and seriousness of death. Very well thought out. Free.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Whilst it is good to have such a large memorial to such a hideous event, I am not sure if I interpreted any meaning to 2500 concrete blocks. I was impressed by the irony that I G Farben had provided the anti graffiti covering for the blocks free for life, a magnanimous gesture which will no doubt be paid for... More 

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