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4 Memorials to explore in Berlin


Capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and sciences, and its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of EuropeCora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Also known as the Holocaust Memorial, it is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Consists of a 19,000-square-metre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The slabs are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.

Stasi Museum
Stasi MuseumNormannenstraße 20/Haus 1, 10365 Berlin, Germany

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.

Topography of Terror
Topography of TerrorNiederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany

Located on the site where the principal instruments of Nazi persecution and terror were occured between 1933 and 1945: the headquarters of the Gestapo, the high command and security service of the SS, and from 1939 the Reich Security Main Office. The museum shed lights about these institutions and the crimes that were organised there. Photographs and documents illustrate the history from the time the Nazis took power until the end of the war.

Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)
Weißensee Cemetery Berlin (Jewish cemetery)Herbert-Baum-Straße 45, 13088 Berlin, Germany

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.

Map of Memorials to explore in Berlin