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Bebelplatz, Berlin

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Head to Bebelplatz in the central district to view the site of the infamous May 10, 1933, Nazi book burnings, when more than 20,000 books were burned by the nationalist German Student Association. Bordered by the state opera, buildings of Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral (the first Catholic church to be built in post-Reformation Prussia), the plaza now features a memorial to help remember not only the loss incurred during the book burning, but all the devastation that was carried out by the same hands. To fully experience the memorial, visit after dark. Make your Berlin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • In this place, was the scene where the burning of books by the Nazis, took place on May 10, 2013. This tour, is not a single, but it is a part, when one engages, the excursion by the island of museums, or the Berlin of Nazism. It is a place to see and remember what happened, in this burning of books banned by the nazis.
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  • It is a large square facing the Unter der Linden. Designed in 1740 was part of a large urban project ever completed. We overlook the library, the Opera and in the background the St. Hedwigs Cathedral. Particular: in the middle of the square, under a glass, empty racks in memory of book burning took place here in ' 33.
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  • Nice square with one of the buildings of the University, the old library, and the Memorial of the burning of books.
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  • This place is actually a part of a University. The dome shaped church is the main attraction. One may or may not seen this kind of church before. But for me its a new experience.
  • Excellent architectural and historical centre place... The Protestant Church, Humboldt University, and Opera House all visible from just one spot!
  • It is located in the heart of berlin. Great place.
  • Stunning Platz, with beautiful architecture such as the library and churches, as well as theatre, right on Unter den Linden this is where the Nazis staged the famous book burnings, and there is a memorial to this here.
  • Bebelplatz is a square off the Unter den Linden in Berlin in which is the Opera House and parts of the Humboldt University. In the centre thereof in May 1933 the students and academics of the "New Germany" burnt ,20,000 books deemed no longer appropriate to the regime. A sunken memorial of bookless shelves with glass walkover top now symbolises this historic event

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