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Soviet War Memorial

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Address: Strasse des 17. Juni 100 | near the Brandenburg Gate, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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Reflection from the Soviet side

The monument is huge and in typical soviet grandeur. Reflecting on the dead and walk through the arches. There is a small park and building behind with interesting information on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The monument is huge and in typical soviet grandeur. Reflecting on the dead and walk through the arches. There is a small park and building behind with interesting information on the walls. A different ankle form the soviet side. After all, out of the 50 million victims of the Second World War, close to half were Russians.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth a walk-by and easy to see since it's near the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate (which you're probably making a pint to see in Berlin if you're a tourist). The tanks book-ending it are neat, along with the anti-aircraft gun and large monument and statue in the middle. Pretty cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large memorial looms large over the Tiergarten paying homage to the thousands of Soviet soldiers who died in the battle for Berlin during April and May 1945.The bronze Red army soldier atop the colonnade looks almost superhuman. The two T-34 tanks from the battle look small in comparison. Well worth twenty minutes of your time - much more if... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located inside of the Tiergarten, this memorial is an important monument to the soviet war. Worth the visit while going through the Tiergarten or from/to the Victory Column.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location for the Soviets to commemorate their war dead. At the cross roads of Nazi power. Some great info panels to learn this history. Such as the two tanks on display were the first into Berlin...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Past through it. Nothing wow. You get to see a soldier and two war tucker by the side. Just take a couple of photos and walk on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit, to pay respect to the millions of Soviet soldiers who perished in World War Two. When I visited, there were several static guns and tanks on show nearby. Free, centrally placed and easily accessible from the road for those with no mobility impairments. Would recommend you take a few minutes to see this important site on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Brings to life the impact of the war on Russia - 25million died - half of the estimated 50million - and it is right that the cost of the war is not forgotten. It also (combined with other memorials across the city) provided some context for the savagery of the Russians as victors. Hats off for Berlin in keeping such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Interesting memorial particularly after a visit to the Soviet Cemetery in Treptower Park as a number of the photos on display here relate to that. Of the two places, this is good, but the scale of Treptower makes that the place to visit if you can only do one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This memorial is in the centre of the city, if you go from Brandenburg gate it is only minutes to walk. It is pretty interesting that the Germans still renovate all the time this memorial and don't put it away, like in a lot of other East-European countries.

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Charlottenburg
Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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