The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

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One of the most moving and controversial sites in the world, The Holocaust Memorial - 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by using our Berlin journey planner .
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  • There is no need for a description or any explanation. You just have to go and see this Memorial. Walk through the columns while thinking what they stand for. Take your time and soak in the atmosphere...  more »
  • Due to its simple Memorial is very depressing. It goes through it seems outright anxiety. Unfortunately, it lacks any symbolism, for example, the number of steles has no meaning. Only the size and location of the Memorial to meet the historical background.
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  • To talk and represent the atrocity of the Jewish genocide, such a work is really good one. In the heart of Berlin, near the door of Brandenburg and free ambulation site is taking. Beautiful realization
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  • Aw man this is really something unique and sobering. They have done a really nice job with making this easily accessible and it’s large enough that a lot of people can be in the area and not be cramped. I always wanted to visit this memorial and it definitely lived up to the expectations. It’s nice as a tourist because afterwards there are restaurants near by. Very cool memorial and well done. I would come back to soak it all in again. Hard to put into words. You just have to see it to understand and feel it.
  • Powerful and moving memorial. It’s not normal for me to be truly moved by something like a memorial. It’s hard for something to really evoke any sense of the horror of what happened in the holocaust and although what you feel here is nothing compared to what happened it somehow manages to evoke an eerie sense of unease. You feel so alone despite being surrounded by so many people. Also, people flit across your path and are then gone, it’s an incredible achievement by the designer and not like any other memorial I have been too. If you’re in Berlin you must go here. So much of what you see in Europe is very similar. This is like nothing else.
  • Important. Tastefully and thoughtfully done. Very emotional and hard to get through the exhibition, but an absolute must for anyone visiting Berlin. We cannot forget. This could happen again with the times we are in. We need to remember our common humanity. An incredible and thought-provoking experience albeit a tragic and sobering one. Thank you for taking on such an important task so well.
  • Very beautifully designed and impactful. The concrete blocks resemble those killed in the holocaust and the underground memorial has lots of first hand accounts of experiences living through it. Its a short walk from the Brandenburg gate and worth visiting if you can make the time. Please be respectful and don’t eat or leave your trash here as I saw many tourist do.
  • The experience is amazing and unique. You can feel all the meaning the place carries by walking around. It's a big open area with easy access, so everybody can just walk around. Since obviously attracts a lot of people you can come across some disrespectful behavior but I saw guards taking care of it really quickly. But doesn't feel crouded, so no complaints.
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