Neue Wache
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This guardhouse, built in Neoclassical style, was a center for East German soldiers during the Cold War and now serves as a memorial for war victims.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hausvogteiplatz • 6 min walk
  • Französische Straße • 7 min walk
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mrskrun
Larvik, Norway4,342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The building was built by the Prussian king. Anybody could enter the building to see the center piece, a sad statue of a mother with her dead son.
Written May 22, 2024
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic8,172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The place with a very sad statue of a mother covering body of her dead son. Such an important reminder for all of us how terrible the war actually is. If you are into atmospheric photography, I heard that the place is especially nice when it snows, as snow falls on the statue from above through the cut in the ceiling.
Not tickets for the place needed.
Written October 13, 2023
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A fine neo-classical building but the real reason for visiting is the moving sculpture inside, 'Mother with her dead son'. Created by a sculptor called Kathe Kollwitz to commemorate her son killed in world war one. It reminds you of Rome in two ways - it's very like a catholic Pieta such as Michelangelo's famous example in St Peters and it's under an oculus as in Rome's Pantheon. It's therefore open to the elements to some degree and thus symbolizes the deprivations of Berliners in two world wars. Knowing it's created by a mother for her dead son is obviously rather moving. Worth a couple of minutes of contemplation.
Written June 4, 2023
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Anas A
Gothenburg, Sweden857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
War memorial in the heart of the city. Open for the public and free to visit. Recommended to pass by it while visiting Berlin.
Written May 21, 2023
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
First of all the architecture is very interesting. Roman columns out front and plain red bricks on the sides. This place has lived many lives already. Lots of Hitler history here. Now its a solemn place for reminders. Check it out.
Written April 4, 2023
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Albrecht
28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Interesting history of this building. Interesting architecture, great place to take a photos with friends and family
Written August 27, 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This somber, cold monument has an amazing impact by its mare simplicity.
Take a couple of minutes to fully grasp the intensity of the monument of the mother and her dying child.
Written June 12, 2022
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Ads
Exeter, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Probably one of the most intimate and touching monument I have seen so far in my life. The statue of the mother and her dead son in this spacious room creates an amazing atmosphere. It is worth to see this palce in a rainy day as the whole in the roof gives a completely different dimension.
Written April 16, 2022
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK6,547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
There’s a number of places that make you stop and really think in Berlin - the obvious ones, the wall, the Jewish memorial and the Topography of terror but Neue Wache really hit home too for us

We almost missed it to be honest

It’s a beautiful building - which made us stop obviously, you go inside and wow - stopped us in our tracks

We stood for 5 minutes with the sun shiny on the mother and her dying son and it genuinely moved us.
Written April 11, 2022
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Albert Albrecht K
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Looks cool, so nice to know that there were soldiers from different times of germany here, even wermacht and East germany
Written August 17, 2021
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