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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

Categories: Monuments, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 18,000+ reviews on the web
One of the most moving and controversial sites in the world, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a massive artwork, covering an entire city block. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, it features nearly 3,000 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The work is meant to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and many liken it to an abstract representation of a cemetery. The slabs are approximately 2.4 m (7 ft) long, 1 m (3 ft) wide, and vary in height from 20 cm to 5 m (8 in to 16 ft). They start out at ground level on the outer edges of the memorial and grow taller towards the middle, where the ground slopes downwards. Look for the underground museum, which offers extensive details on the Holocaust and the people who died during it. The site attracts nearly 4 million visitors each year. Plan your visit to Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Berlin vacation builder.
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  • Two no the no of the German Parliament do not visit. But beware you must supervise children to not lose in this labyrinth...
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  • gripping-well explained by Guide-to literally and figuratively thinking about it-certainly do i
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  • It's a place reminiscent of the massacre of Jews murdered, his disposition reminded me for my trip to Israel, this place is very similar to the cemetery on the Mount of olives, so it's really a fascinating place, the downside is that not all understand the evocative of the place, in fact children run among the labyrinthine hallways and play. Don't miss the view at the bottom that are narrated the stories of some families wiped out by the Holocaust, and other ideas to think about. Worth a stop
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  • Perhaps the most beautiful and heaviest on the heart memorial I will ever go to. Walking amongst the stela and seeing people appear and disappear can be the implied subject of the disaster and beauty of life. Anyone who gives this less than 5 stars should seek help.
  • At the one side it´s a beautiful monument. At the other side, it´s bit pity, that the jews have cheated the people with money and used lower quality material to build this monument (and took the difference of the money for the high quality material to the own pocket). So that´s why the stones geting so fast demaged. Still one thing: I DON´T feel guilty for killed people, they were killed before I was born. I also DONT feel guilty, only because I would be born in this country. When people begin to understand, that we shouldn´t judge a whole people/nation for things, they were happened ages ago? That´s so national and racist thinking.
  • Must see. A truly unique piece of art dedicated to remembering the holocaust. The standing rectangular stones fill a city block in the middle of berlin. Walking through it gives a sense of confusion. Although it seems bare and strange, its design perfectly captures the terror of nazism.
  • Interesting brutalism architecture that serves a great historic purposes. Tend to be a abused as a selfie-spot.
  • I visited this just after witnessing a road accident. I was still recovering for that shock, and then I found this place. My sadness just made me take note and promise myself that kindness is the way of life. Nobody deserves to suffer, least of all your enemies.
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