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“Touching place”
Review of Treptower Park

Treptower Park
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“Touching place”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is the second World War II monument, so if anyone is into history of the WWII or just paying respects for those fought in the war you will find this place touching. There is a huge monument which looks like a Soviet red army person with the sword holding a German child on his hands.
From the Treptower S-Bahn you will probably have to walk about 800 meters. Follow the signs, when you see a huge monumental arc, this is the entrance. You will come upon the huge square, the most important monument will be right at the end of it.
Strongly advisable to visit

Visited November 2012
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“Soviet War Memorial - A hidden gem”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

The memorials main focus point is a bronze statue built by a famous Russian architect Yakov Belopolsky. The Red Army Solider monolith imposes itself on the skyline, towering 12 meters skyward. The Russian carries a German child in one hand and the sword of justice in the other as he stands over a broken swastika. This iconic statue of the Red soldier is said to be inspired from a true incident during the Battle for Berlin in which a Soviet Sergeant risked his life to save a three-year-old German girl. It is a proud statement and I have often gone to the park just to soak in its awe and strength.

The closest S-station is Treptower, and one just has to cross the Puschkin Allee to enter the main section of the park and so the Soviet War Memorial is fairly easy to get to. The main shame is that more often than not this fabulous location is overlooked as a visiting or sightseeing place.

For me it liberates my senses, makes me feel in awe at its structure and expanse and have spent many hours soaking in its unique atmosphere. Don’t visit Berlin without getting on the S-Bahn and traveling to one of the most wonderful hidden gems in Berlin.

Visited August 2012
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“2 of them; Treptower Park & Tiergarten”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Treptower Park is off the beaten path a bit in former East Berlin & really impressive. Treptower Park in & of itself is worth a stroll. You can walk along the river once you are done seeing the really impressive monument to the Soviet Liberators (& see how important they viewed themselves).

The smaller memorial in Tiergarten is easier to visit as it's a stone's throw from Brandenburger Tor & the Bundestag. It's worth a few minutes.

Visited November 2012
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“Lovely park”
Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Massive park. U can walk along the river get food and the soviet war memorial is worth checking. And it all free. Also the abandoned theme park is just two minutes away.

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“Requiem to a World War”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Worth a special visit. This beautiful park on the banks of the Spree also sites the Soviet war memorial to the millions of combatants and civilians who died between 1941 and 1945. Arranged on a typically grand scale as a fitting resting place for the 7,000 or so unidentified Russian soldiers who lie beneath its landscaped manicured grass rectangles, and adorned by simple bronze wreaths, memorial stone friezes line the stone pathways with their depictions of heroic battle sequences and the victorious struggle to defeat Nazi fascism, lined with carved quotations from Stalin about selfless sacrifice for the motherland.

Visited October 2012
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