The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Brandenburger Tor • 4 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 5 min walk
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  • G Unit
    14 contributions
    Very well handled, moving museum
    A very intelligent, thought provoking and emotional place to visit. Would be easy to get lost in numbers but while giving you the figures it also vividly describes how the holocaust developed and the impact it had on individuals and families. The audio is only 3 euros and is well worth it as he takes you through it very well. After visiting the museum you understand how the plinths above ground are meant to work but it is a shame that with the volume of tourists you get people treating it like an adventure playground or a place to sit and have a picnic. Also looks hard to maintain. Seems a bit of a case of artistic vision clashing with the realities of life. That said it didn’t spoil my visit which was very moving and stimulating. ‘It happened once so it can happen again’
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 28, 2020
  • Laura R
    Oxford, United Kingdom171 contributions
    Moving
    This isn’t the kind of place that you ‘recommend visiting’ in the normal sense but I do feel that everyone should go as history should be acknowledged and hopefully learnt from. We visited late afternoon as the final light of the day was disappearing. There were still a large number of visitors at this time and unfortunately a lot of them didn’t seemed to grasp that this is a place to reflect and remember. I do wish that people didn’t feel the need to jump and climb over the memorial and instead treat it with the respect it deserves.
    Visited December 2019
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 3, 2020
  • Lukas P
    Hyde, United Kingdom76 contributions
    A somber place
    No review would give you an idea of what this place does to you. It’s truly fitting for such a tragedy. It’s interpretation is completely down to the individual. I recommend that when you visit this memorial, you do so with friends, however you should split up and walk through it individually. It creates so much emotion that my father was on the verge of tears. It’s designed to disorient you and give you a perspective of a holocaust victim. Two of my interpretations... It seems so hard to find your friends and family once you’re in the memorial that you get a glimpse of the feeling that you would of got by being split up in the concentration camps. The true volume of victims is unknown and of titanic proportions which would mean its impossible to list the names of each victim on a single memorial, these can be viewed also as empty memorial plaques that are left so because we don’t know the names of many victims, meaning it would be inappropriate to place names of those we know about and omit those we don’t.
    Visited May 2020
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 3, 2020
  • NickofSurrey
    Surrey, United Kingdom700 contributions
    Definitely worth a visit
    This is a striking monument, but in my view you need to visit the underground museum below it as well. One room consists only of the heartbreaking stories of individual families from across Europe. We had to queue for about 20 mins to enter as you have to go via an airport style scanner. Numbers entering are controlled and hygiene measures taken to prevent Coronavirus
    Visited October 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2020
  • Joanne A
    108 contributions
    Very thought provoking
    A very thought provoking museum. It recounted the stories of many Jewish families and their fate, providing evidence in the form of audio, visual and written accounts. My teenage daughter found it very informative and left with a far greater understanding of what the Jews endured.
    Visited October 2019
    Written March 10, 2020
  • Marco - @im.nowhere
    London, United Kingdom146 contributions
    Please be respectful here
    This is memorial, not instagram central so please be respectful (no jumping from one pillar to another or funny videos). It is not a maze but a memorial. It was sad to see how tourists behaved. In terms of best time to go to see fewer people I would say at sunrise
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled solo
    Written March 13, 2020
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,509 contributions
    Behave accordingly and try to find your meaning
    The Holocaust Memorial occupies a significant area of Berlin's very center, only one block south from the Brandenburg gate and Reichstag, among several major embassies. It was established (built) at the beginning of this century, on no man's land, in fact on the death strip between two walls (inner and outer) DDR built. The memorial consists of 2.711 coffin like concrete slabs. Each is similar in dimensions, but there's a difference in height: the smaller are on the outer edges of the complex, while as you proceed into it they become higher and higher - the central slabs, close to the museum entrance are 3-4 met high. There're many interpretations of this memorial, but not a common accepted one. I think it's left to the visitor to get his own picture and conclusion. Imo, when approaching it, it undoubtely reminds on a cemetery. Walking through those slabs, without even a single letter on any, I've got an impression they symbolize the same tragic destiny every Jew had, loosing his personality and having only one way to go. The height difference I pictured as places with more or less victims. But again, this is only my subjective interpretation. Beneath the memorial, on the inner side of the complex is a museum, very informative, so do visit. It's free like the memorial, closed on Mondays. Only one advice: this is a memorial to one of the most tragic events in human history. Respect that and behave that way. I saw people here taking funny selfies, climbing and jumping from slab to slab and kids running and playing hide and seek in front of their parents.
    Visited February 2020
    Written March 28, 2020
  • AnselmColom
    Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom2,349 contributions
    Weird but very clever
    A 1 Min walk from the Brandenburg Gate this amazing tribute and memorial is free and very little said about it when there. American embassy is opposite if that helps. Definitely somewhere to visit in the day. Not sure about the evening.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 9, 2020
  • ywurry
    Dewsbury, United Kingdom726 contributions
    Moving!
    Each block is not perfectly rectangular, they vary in size but are set in a colour said to depict burnt bone, each looking like a coffin to a degree. You move between the blocks and because the floor is 'wavy' you sink down into the memorial. It is quite a moving experience to walk amongst these blocks and try t o get some form of understanding about what happened to the Jews in Europe during WW2. Please treat it with respect when you go - do not sit/climb on the monument - they do have security guards but they do not do as much as they could. Due to Covid the exhibition was not open so we were unable to review this section
    Visited July 2020
    Written July 20, 2020
  • Dentone
    Bridlington, United Kingdom493 contributions
    Stark and thought provoking
    I visited this with an open mind, and wasn't disappointed. Its a huge field of stelae of all different heights closely packed over undulating terrain. Its worth walking into and around the claustrophobic centre to get a sense of the true confusion of the memorial. We didn't venture downstairs as it was very busy that day but I did see admission is free.
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 21, 2020
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK700 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is a striking monument, but in my view you need to visit the underground museum below it as well. One room consists only of the heartbreaking stories of individual families from across Europe. We had to queue for about 20 mins to enter as you have to go via an airport style scanner. Numbers entering are controlled and hygiene measures taken to prevent Coronavirus
Written October 4, 2020
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Joanne A
Whyteleafe108 contributions
Oct 2019
A very thought provoking museum. It recounted the stories of many Jewish families and their fate, providing evidence in the form of audio, visual and written accounts. My teenage daughter found it very informative and left with a far greater understanding of what the Jews endured.
Written March 10, 2020
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Marco - @im.nowhere
London, UK146 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is memorial, not instagram central so please be respectful (no jumping from one pillar to another or funny videos). It is not a maze but a memorial. It was sad to see how tourists behaved. In terms of best time to go to see fewer people I would say at sunrise
Written March 13, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,509 contributions
Feb 2020
The Holocaust Memorial occupies a significant area of Berlin's very center, only one block south from the Brandenburg gate and Reichstag, among several major embassies.
It was established (built) at the beginning of this century, on no man's land, in fact on the death strip between two walls (inner and outer) DDR built.
The memorial consists of 2.711 coffin like concrete slabs. Each is similar in dimensions, but there's a difference in height: the smaller are on the outer edges of the complex, while as you proceed into it they become higher and higher - the central slabs, close to the museum entrance are 3-4 met high.
There're many interpretations of this memorial, but not a common accepted one. I think it's left to the visitor to get his own picture and conclusion.
Imo, when approaching it, it undoubtely reminds on a cemetery. Walking through those slabs, without even a single letter on any, I've got an impression they symbolize the same tragic destiny every Jew had, loosing his personality and having only one way to go. The height difference I pictured as places with more or less victims. But again, this is only my subjective interpretation.
Beneath the memorial, on the inner side of the complex is a museum, very informative, so do visit. It's free like the memorial, closed on Mondays.

Only one advice: this is a memorial to one of the most tragic events in human history. Respect that and behave that way. I saw people here taking funny selfies, climbing and jumping from slab to slab and kids running and playing hide and seek in front of their parents.
Written March 28, 2020
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AnselmColom
Grays Thurrock, UK2,349 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
A 1 Min walk from the Brandenburg Gate this amazing tribute and memorial is free and very little said about it when there. American embassy is opposite if that helps. Definitely somewhere to visit in the day. Not sure about the evening.
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ywurry
Dewsbury, UK726 contributions
Jul 2020
Each block is not perfectly rectangular, they vary in size but are set in a colour said to depict burnt bone, each looking like a coffin to a degree. You move between the blocks and because the floor is 'wavy' you sink down into the memorial.

It is quite a moving experience to walk amongst these blocks and try t o get some form of understanding about what happened to the Jews in Europe during WW2.

Please treat it with respect when you go - do not sit/climb on the monument - they do have security guards but they do not do as much as they could.

Due to Covid the exhibition was not open so we were unable to review this section
Written July 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dentone
Bridlington, UK493 contributions
Jan 2020
I visited this with an open mind, and wasn't disappointed. Its a huge field of stelae of all different heights closely packed over undulating terrain. Its worth walking into and around the claustrophobic centre to get a sense of the true confusion of the memorial. We didn't venture downstairs as it was very busy that day but I did see admission is free.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,297 contributions
Aug 2019
Wow - what a unique memorial and an incredibly sobering experience! This is a must-do in Berlin, for sure. You enter alone, left to wander confusedly to contemplate the terrible atrocities on human life. We went here in August 2019 as part of "Alla Tours" all day tour of Berlin from our cruise ship's one day stop in Warnemunde port.
Written April 5, 2020
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Miles and Smiles Away
London, UK210 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you would like to visit the sad history of Berlin, you will need to spend few minutes here. Easy to approach, however it is not a place you would spend a lot of time at. No restaurants, toilets nearby, the area is not covered. Would not recommend for families. If you are not appreciating art you would probably not appreciate the location neither.
Written February 20, 2020
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Gary B
Berlin, Germany51 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a very well done Memorial to Holocaust victims. The museum underneath is a must visit as past of getting the micro perspective on the effect on individual families. It is hard to grasp the tragedy as a whole, But the museum puts it into the perspective of the individual. If you can leave there with a dry eye I would be surprised. I was impressed how the Germans really owned what the Nazis did to an entire race of humans.
Written January 11, 2020
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