Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery) - Things to Know Before Visiting
Herbert-Baum-Straße 45, 13088 Berlin, Germany
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About Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)
The Weißensee Cemetery is the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe, containing 115,000 graves covering an area of 100 acres. The cemetery was dedicated in 1880 and at present it contains a Holocaust memorial and memorial to Jews who lost their lives during World War I.
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A historically important church with role in East Germany's resistance movement and it's punk scene. The Zion Church now also serves as a artspace. On sundays visitors can climb up to the top of the church tower with a small fee.
Research and memorial centre showcasing the political system of the former East Germany. It is located in the former headquarters of the Stasi(Ministry for State Security), the official state security service of the East Germany. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the office and working quarters of the former head of the Stasi – Erich Mielke.
Constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the government of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), it was intended to be both a symbol of Communist power and of the city. With its height of 368 metres (including antenna) it is the tallest structure in Germany, visible throughout the central and some suburban districts of Berlin.
Tells the personal life story of Anne Frank and connects it to the world she lived in. The exhibition here focuses on the diary and the story of the life of Anne Frank.
Depicts life in the former East Germany(Deutsche Demokratische Republik or DDR) in a hands-on way. Visitors can try DDR clothes, change TV channels, use an original typewriter or experience sense of being under surveillance by a covert listening device. The exhibition has three themed areas: “Public Life”; “State and Ideology” and “Life in a Tower Block”. Each of them is presented under a critical light: the positives as well as the negatives sides of the DDR.
Commemorates the division of Berlin by the Berlin Wall and the deaths that occurred there. The monument includes a Chapel of Reconciliation, the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre, and a 60-meter (200 ft) section of the former border as it was when the Wall fell, a window of remembrance and a visitor center.
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What Visitors Say About Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)
It is the first warm day of the year and we decided to travel north. The old Jewish cemetery in Berlin Weissensee is one of the largest in Europe. 115,200 Berlin Jews are burried here and beneath them also people like the painter Lesser Ury and the publisher Samuel Fischer. Please dress modestly when you visit and wear cover your head if you are a man.