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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  • The memorial itself looks almost underwhelming at first, but as you step into it and realise how the ground gives way and you get lost and lose your sense of location, it takes your breath away. The....  more
    The memorial itself looks almost underwhelming at first, but as you step into it and realise how the ground gives way and you get lost and lose your sense of location, it takes your breath away. The....  more »
  • Memorial site in Berlin. For me it is a place for reflection and remembrance. Too many people showing disrespect by letting kids run loose, climbing on the memorial, selfie takers and other Instagram....  more
    Memorial site in Berlin. For me it is a place for reflection and remembrance. Too many people showing disrespect by letting kids run loose, climbing on the memorial, selfie takers and other Instagram....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Must visit place if you are in berlin. But unforyunately the walls are getting old and not maintained, the paint has started to fade. But overall is okay. Catching sunset in here are amazing

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