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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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  • Beautiful "platz" I could say. A lot of people but also a lot of feeling. You won't be left out here plus you can go buying or whatever!
  • 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.
  • Pickpocketer's heaven, Naive tourists! This place somehow attracts lots of Gypsy actions. I noticed there were so many female pairs approaching only the couples with white clip boards I have seen somewhere else in the past days. Now, I have seen them pickpocketing the naive tourists of mostly young ages. They normally approach the couples, distracting the males first then draw the other's attention away. They all have the clipboard to cover their fast hands below the clipboards. I watched one to pull out something from a guy, then, the other took it over from her, and, walked away. After that, I have warned so many naive young tourists, but, they didn't believe me. I videotaped them staying there, then, this fat faced girl brazenly confronted me getting into my camera frame frequently trying to shoo me away. Watch the posted pictures. I spotted Male gypsies in Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, working alone. Potsdamer Platz station area, one morning, was crowded next to Berlin Walls, usually playing some street hustling. Do not help to take pictures of them using their smart phones, that will distract you big time. I even pulled one naive American boy out from these gambling team who pretended to be plain crowds while the weary girlfriend was pushed aside by another female gypsy. After showing them the video, only then he believed it. The police is around in Bebelplatz somewhere but they close their eyes on them. very shady.
  • Excellent architectural and historical centre place... The Protestant Church, Humboldt University, and Opera House all visible from just one spot!
  • Touristy but a great place to walk and take in the history and center of Berlin.
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