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Soviet War Memorial, Berlin

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One of the central war memorials of Germany, Soviet War Memorial commemorates the 80,000 Soviet soldiers who perished in the Battle of Berlin in 1945. Just steps away from the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin's Tiergarten, this memorial was built only months following the battle and the capture of the city. Two T-34 tanks sit aside the bronze statue of a Red Army soldier, while large columns bear the names of fallen soldiers. An outdoor museum just behind the memorial shows photographs from its construction. Add Soviet War Memorial and other attractions to your Berlin trip itinerary using our Berlin trip itinerary planner .
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  • Magnificent monument test Soviet megalomania that recalls what happened in Berlin and the people who died. In Tiergarten. It is worth approaching.
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  • As you walk in Tiergarten on the main road, near the Brandenburg Gate you can't miss this memorial. It is huge and has 2 tanks (see pics), as well as army gunners (see pic). If you don't know any bett...  more »
  • We found this as we were walking from the Victory Tower towards the Brandenburg Gate. It is well worth a visit.  more »
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  • In the heavy fighting during the last days of the war in April and May of 1945,seventy thousand people were killed in just ten days in Berlin alone: more than 22,000 Soviet soldiers and 20,000 German soldiers, as well as more than 30.000 civilians. More than 200 burial and memorial sites in Berlin recall the victims of war and of Nazi Regime This war monument was built by the Soviet Union in 1945 to commemorate its war dead, particularly the 80,000 soldiers of the Soviet Armed Forces who died during the Battle of Berlin in April and May 1945. It is only few meters away from Reischstag (the German Parliment). Part of the marble for the monument was taken from Reich Chancellery, the proposed head quarters building of 3rd Reich. After the division of Germany, this monument happened to be in West Berlin in British territory . All through the periods of cold war, it was properly maintained, guarded and protected from angry West Berliners by the British Army
  • Great WWII Memorial for USSR Army who fell in the battles. It was build in 1945, in monumental realism style.
  • Really cool memorial, nice architecture, just a couple mins walk from the Brandenburg Gate. You can see the first tank to enter Berlin and behind is the cemetery, if your interested in history, its a must visit!
  • 一將功成萬骨枯! I was told Soviet Union had the most casualties in the WWII, somewhere around 26-27 million or half of the total casaulties in the war. My respect to the Soviet soldiers!
  • A place to remember and pay tribute to sacrifice in the face of tyranny.

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