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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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  • The Unter den Linden Boulevard and the way the Museum Island in Berlin you will pass by a construction dating back to 1816 with a solitary sculpture (Mother with her dead son, of Kathe Kollwitz) exposed to an opening in the ceiling that exposes all the variables of time in Berlin (Sun, cold, snow, rain) showing the suffering of people in conflict situations.
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  • There was only a single work, he read the description of the Lady felt the burden kite ... Dock Museum in Berlin on the way into this small building is magnificent and easy access for all the sick mind can go places to stop by. It also means a lot of meaning and as a single it would have been just a feeling. inform. Be sure to stop by.
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  • There, with the feeling of a whole village that suffered and lost loved ones, different ideologies, nonsense... The statue seems to talk and transmit pain hopelessness, I recommend visiting it if they are better guided, but if not equal worthwhile.
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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.