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.