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 memorial (for me) is the most important place to visit in Berlin. A city with all its history just is simply not the same experience if you don't come and spend some time here 2711 concrete... 
    This memorial (for me) is the most important place to visit in Berlin. A city with all its history just is simply not the same experience if you don't come and spend some time here 2711 concrete...  more »
  • I always like to visit Jewish memorials to pay my respect when in a new city and this was no exception. Its very inspiring to walk round it and read the information boards available. A must do whilst....  more
    I always like to visit Jewish memorials to pay my respect when in a new city and this was no exception. Its very inspiring to walk round it and read the information boards available. A must do whilst....  more »
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  • It feels wrong when the rating says "loved it", because obviously it's not something to love, but the place was so worth the visit. The museum was heartbreaking and difficult to go through, but the staff was lovely and making sure to follow the covid guidelines to keep their guests safe. My one wish is that they should put clear signs that what you can listen to on the phones are stories from survivors. I thought it would be audio of the information of the room since there was a lot of text in that room, but my sister decided to listen and told me what it was, so I could listen too, and those stories were the most heartbreaking and powerful ones there. Please put up some clearer signs so more people get to experience those stories. They're important.
  • The sun was there, the air was blowing a little, but it was still hot, but I got freezed. The walls were so cold, soulless and numb. How an ideology affected people's lives could only be described as beautifully as this monument! The persecuted people at that time probably also felt like these concretes. The people were cold, the system was ruthless, and society was insensitive. While this critical masterpiece criticizes the system of that time, it sings a rhythmless song for the slain.

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