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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  • This looks like something from interstellar movie. One of better memorials i saw, all recommendations to visit this looks like maze runner. 
    This looks like something from interstellar movie. One of better memorials i saw, all recommendations to visit this looks like maze runner.  more »
  • In past years I visited this beautiful and sobering memorial on gloomy days. This time, the sun was out and the temperatures edged toward summery. On the shorter plinths on the edge of this... 
    In past years I visited this beautiful and sobering memorial on gloomy days. This time, the sun was out and the temperatures edged toward summery. On the shorter plinths on the edge of this...  more »
  • Very important that this tragic event is recognised but I have absolutely no idea what it was all about. To be honest I was left feeling that it didn't really achieve anything 
    Very important that this tragic event is recognised but I have absolutely no idea what it was all about. To be honest I was left feeling that it didn't really achieve anything  more »
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  • It stands for a time we must not forget.
  • A sobering, compulsory experience.
  • Beautiful place with a very sad story behind it you really should visit it when you are there
  • A good reminder that the past can be repeated
  • Very impressive spot, there is a sad story behind which made me down today.

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