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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

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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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  • You must see this in Berlin. The best way to gain an insight into the personal side of the holocaust  more »
  • Without a representation of my opinion unworthy this terrible crime, broken blocks, the teiltweise Stahlummanttelt are held together. The whole place looks externally like a parking area of a construction company, is depressing and bad that there nothing better on the series got to allow a dignified Memorial. Inside I could not look around me unfortunately, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays the snake to the entry was so long that probably hours would have taken it until the Interior would have been reached. Since the stay in Berlin was time limited, then other things were addressed.
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  • As a large monochrome cemetery. More than 2000 gray concrete slabs that form like a wave, symbol of Nazism which submerged the country and the millions of victims who never from graves. The intention is laudable but the emotion spoiled by hordes of visitors. Many children and adolescents, probably on a school trip, play hide and seek among the stelae. Nearby, the site of the bunker of Hitler which nothing remains.
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  • It's free to browse the area and it's located close to the Brandenburg gate so it's easy to find. Upon arrival you'll notice the optical illusion that makes it appear as if the stones are all the same height. Yet when you wander into the centre of the memorial the stones are actually extremely tall and the ground level drops. It's quite a unique place and definitely worth checking out if you're nearby. Very nice memorial and reminder of what happened.
  • I cannot believe how disrespectful people are. This memorial should be used as thoughtful reflection and people should be silent out of respect. Not laughing, swearing and running around having a good time. It's worth a trip but see the monument in the early morning when there aren't a bunch of disrespectful people there.
  • A solemn experience that is quite necessary during any trip to Berlin. I highly recommend the audio tour in the underground museum. Even if you are a history scholar, listening will help you appreciate that the Holocaust, despite its massive scale, was a deeply individual experience for everyone who lived or died in its wake. The room where victims' final letters are reproduced on lighted floor tiles is quite striking.
  • Excellent and beautiful made. Walking through can feel that darkness. Really well made. Peaceful and powerful
  • Interesting and thought provoking. I had seen pictures over the last few years, but they don't even compare to experiencing the memorial. I think everyone experiences it in their own way.