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Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, Berlin's Holocaust Memorial consists of a 19,000m² site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae". Building began on April 1, 2003, and was finished on Dec 15, 2004. It was inaugurated on May 10, 2005 and opened to the public two days later.
Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, located in Mitte on a stretch of the former "death strip" where the Wall once stood near Brandenburg Gate, is Berlin's stunning monument to the Holocaust, dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide of World War II. Impressive in its awesome grey soberness,…
The stelae field of the "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" is located between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz. With its abstract shape, the memorial makes visitors think.
Check out why architect Peter Eisenman's brilliant idea how to create this memorial is so touching
A place of contemplation, a place of remembrance and warning. Close to the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin, you will find the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
“rebuilt after the original checkpoint in cold war, the former border crossing is an attraction for visitors. handsome soldiers in US and Sowiet uniforms are ready to take pictures with you (cost some money through T.T)”
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“rent a bike opposite and drive through the Tiergarten to the Brandenburg Gate”
“Five museum buildings are located on the world-famous Museum Island on the Spree, which as a whole is a World Heritage Site. Both a visit to the museums and a walk between the buildings are worthwhile.”
“After reunification, Potsdamer Platz, which was part of the Wall during the division, became the largest construction site in Europe. Today there is a new district with futuristic skyscrapers, cafes and shopping arcades.”
“The Reichstag building is associated with many important events in German history. Today the building is the seat of the Bundestag and invites visitors to visit the imposing glass dome.”