Commemorate the Jewish victims at the Holocaust Memorial

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Commemorate the Jewish victims at the Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial is a site commemorating the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust. You can find the memorial in Berlin Mitte, close to the Brandenburg Gate. The site is filled with 2711 grey, concrete pillars, which are set on a sloping field. Walking into the middle of the pillars lets the city noises fade away and one is surrounded by a grey and unsettling atmosphere. The memorial was designed by the US architect Peter Eisenman and was completed in May 2008. The memorial is open day and night, so you can walk through it at your own pace or attend a free public guided tour on weekends. You can find an underground Information centre at the south-east side of the memorial. The centre documents the persecution and extermination of European Jewry.

 

10 Great Things To Do in Berlin


 
Be inspired by the colourful graffiti art at the East Side Gallery
Learn about the terror of the Nazi regime at Topography of Terror
Walk up to the top of the Reichstag Dome
Commemorate the Jewish victims at the Holocaust Memorial
Get a feel of the German separation at Checkpoint Charlie
Marvel at the architecture at the Museumsinsel
Check out the spy station of West Germany at Teufelsberg
Take in Germany’s capital on a free walking tour
See Berlin’s vibrant and colourful street art scene
Experience the culinary diversity of Berlin’s food markets