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20 Attractions to Explore Near Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum SachsenhausenStr. der Nationen 22, 16515 Oranienburg, Germany

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Nazi concentration camp used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May 1945. The walled compound of the camp consists of prisoner barracks, morgue, gas chambers, execution trenches, crematory ovens, guardhouses, etc.. that were fully operational. A very informative memorial showing the dark side of the humans.

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Berlin Wall Memorial
Berlin Wall Memorial27.20 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

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.

Museum für Naturkunde - Natural History Museum
Museum für Naturkunde - Natural History Museum27.45 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. The museum houses more than 30 million zoological, paleontological, and mineralogical specimens. It is famous for two exhibits: the largest mounted dinosaur in the world (a Giraffatitan skeleton), and a well-preserved specimen of the earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx.

Charlottenburg Palace
Charlottenburg Palace27.46 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much lavish internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles.

Zion Church
Zion Church27.54 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

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.

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin27.55 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

An old railway terminus converted into a contemporary art museum. Part of Berlin National Gallery.

Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)
Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)27.97 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

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.

Anne Frank Zentrum
Anne Frank Zentrum28.61 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

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.

Reichstag Building
Reichstag Building28.67 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

The meeting place of the German parliament. It was opened in 1894 and housed the parliment of German Empire until 1933, when it was severely damaged after being set on fire. The ruined building was partially refurbished in the 1960s, but a full restoration was made after German reunification on 3 October 1990. the restoration was completed in 1999.

Bode Museum
Bode Museum28.68 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Home for a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, and coins and medals. Houses one of the largest coin collections in the world, ranging from 7th century BC to present day.

Victory Column
Victory Column28.70 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Designed after 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War. When it was inaugurated on 2 September 1873, Prussia had also defeated Austria and its German allies in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), giving the statue a new purpose. These later victories inspired the addition of the bronze sculpture of Victoria, 8.3 metres (27 ft) high and weighing 35 tonnes.

Pergamon Museum
Pergamon Museum28.81 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

One of the most visited art museums in Germany housing large monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus etc..

Alte Nationalgalerie
Alte Nationalgalerie28.88 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Art gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork. Among the most important exhibits are Friedrich's Der Mönch am Meer (The Monk by the Sea), von Menzel's Eisenwalzwerk (The Iron Rolling Mill) and sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow's Prinzessinnengruppe, a double statue of princesses Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Frederica of Prussia. The Alte Nationalgalerie houses one of the largest collections of 19th-century sculptures and

Neues Museum
Neues Museum28.93 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

A large museum housing Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections. The artifacts include the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate28.95 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

One of the most iconic monuments of Germany. Built on a former city gate that marked the start of the road from Berlin to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel, which used to be capital of the Margraviate of Brandenburg- a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire that played a pivotal role in the history of Germany and Central Europe. Throughout its existence, the Brandenburg Gate was often a site for major historical events.

Altes Museum
Altes Museum29.03 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

It houses the antiquities collection of the Berlin State Museums, showcasing the art and culture of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans. It was the first museum and the nucleus of the Museum Island, built between 1823 and 1830.

DDR Museum
DDR Museum29.10 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

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.

Berlin Cathedral
Berlin Cathedral29.12 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

One of the main landmarks in Berlin’s cityscape. The church's interior is filled with elaborate decorative and ornamental designs. The crypt here is the most important dynastic sepulchre in Germany. It contains nearly 100 sarcophagi and burial monuments from five centuries.

Berliner Fernsehturm
Berliner Fernsehturm29.12 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

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.

Neue Wache
Neue Wache29.13 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

A memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship. The sculpture in the memorial is an enlarged version of Käthe Kollwitz's "Mother with her Dead Son". The sculpture is directly placed under the oculus, and so is exposed to the rain, snow, and cold of the Berlin climate, symbolizing the suffering of civilians during World War II.

German Historical Museum
German Historical Museum29.13 KMs away from Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

Devoted to 2,000 years of German history, focusing on the understanding of the shared history of Germans and Europeans. The exhibits are arranged chronologically- from the early-Middle Ages to the present day.