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Neue Wache, Berlin

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You might not notice Neue Wache at first, which contains the main German memorial site for victims of war and tyranny. The best-known item in the museum is Käthe Kollwitz's sculpture "Mother with her Dead Son," on which Berlin's rain and snow falls directly. You may be left feeling a bit contemplative about the past after visiting this attraction. Make sure you are aware of the location, as some walk by without knowing what the simple building contains. For Neue Wache and beyond, use our Berlin trip builder to get the most from your Berlin vacation.
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  • You can get for free, right beside the Museum Island. In place of prayer, all veterans, in Dim lighting is a statue. In addition to ceiling round there's a hole was. In a very quiet atmosphere was solemn. It is a unique space.
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  • Neue Wache is a Neo-Classical building located beside the German Historical Museum and near Museum Island on Unter den Linden. This building was designed by German architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in...  more »
  • Nothing of that. The statue is located at the center of a large room empty, within a structure inspired by blatantly to a temple of classical Rome. On sunny days the Sun's rays strike the statue giving a major upside, maybe.
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  • The best memorial of killed Jews in Berlin. When I walked towards die Neue Wache from behind, I was puzzled why there was only windows without openings on the sides of this building. The puzzle was resolved once I entered. This is a piece of architecture with the entrance and the skylight as the only two openings. Such confinedness and the solemnity of the skylight in conjunction with the statue of a mother underneath provide the right atmosphere for reflection and remembrance. There is also an introduction of the purpose of this building in various languages outside.
  • Very beautiful memorial. When you go inside, you can't help but stare at the sculpture in silence. A hole in the ceiling directly above the sculpture allows a bit of sun light to come into the room during the day. It also exposes the "mother and dead son" to the elements during different seasons (rain, snow, etc.). Incredibly beautiful and moving
  • Probably my favorite place on Unter den Linden, with a beautiful replica of a statue of Käthe Kollwitz called "mother with dead son". It is a place to reflect upon what war means.
  • A must see in Berlin. A very solemn sculpture that looks particular soulful when there's snow because there is a hole in the ceiling.
  • Walk silently inside and stand in front of the statue. Here you can feel an impressive atmosphere, something so overwhelming that makes you forget the rest of Berlin.