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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Neue Wache

Neue Wache
Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Ranked #43 of 405 Attractions in Berlin
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This guardhouse, built in Neoclassical style, was a center for East German soldiers during the Cold War and now serves as a memorial for war victims.
Richmond, Virginia
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

You must go to this, only takes a couple minutes, but you could sit there for 10 and really take it in. It's literally just that one statue in the room, but it's absolutely beautiful in its simplicity. A huge hall, definitely brings tears to your eyes when you think of the awful past that has taken place in that country. Awesome.

Visited September 2013
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Paris, France
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“Impossible to forget...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The sculpture of a mother with her dead son honors the victims of war and tyranny and sits alone in an empty room lit by an open skyline. The image, the experience is emotional. In fact I might say haunting because it doesn't leave you. It makes you think.
It is so easy to see it - at street level just a short walk from Museum Island you can view it from the open door. You can also enter the space for a closer look at the beautiful sculpture.
Your visit will be brief....the memory will be impossible to forget.

Visited September 2013
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Panama City, Panama
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“A must on your historic visit of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Worth visiting and doesn't take more than a couple of minutes. Being inside the building will make you truly feel what the artist wanted to portray with this memorial.

Visited July 2013
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Wellington, Shropshire
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Simple but effective”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is the New war memorial, a statue lit by a skylight gives it a halo effect. Its very simple, but gets its message across. It should be viewed from afar i.e. the wall by the door. Some inconsiderate person decided to stand right in front of it when we were there, but most get the point & view if from the correct position. Its very close to the Dom on Unter Den Linden, and only takes a couple of minutes to see. But glad I did.

Visited August 2013
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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“Sad but genius”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This monument/statue is dedicated to the unknown soldiers of all over the world, it symbolizes a mother who lost both of her children in both World Wars. The top of the room is open so as to show that the soldiers were exposed to all weather conditions. With Berlin being so full of fresh history behind it this is a place worth visiting and just getting a glimpse of it.

Visited August 2013
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