The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Brandenburger Tor • 4 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 5 min walk
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  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,559 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome - and very though-provoking
    This memorial covers a large piece of ground near the Reichstagg and across from the US embassy. None of the photos we saw beforehand did it justice as it a large, poignant and very moving memorial. It’s another “must do” in Berlin.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Isabel
    Weston, Florida24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical
    This place was truly eye-opening. I had learned a lot about the Holocaust, but I learned so much more coming here. Not only about the events, but about the people. Here they “humanize” (not really sure what word would explain it best) the victims in a way that makes you realize how truly horrible it was. There are real letters from people during that time, and real stories. I would definitely recommend visiting this place on your trip to Berlin!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Rose Gardener
    London, United Kingdom246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely Moving and Thought Provoking
    Extremely moving memorial. There is a museum underground and it was very emotional and really made you pause for thought. A must visit if you are in Berlin. I wish people who pose for photos outside realise how crass it is. It's a memorial, please show it some respect.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 4, 2023
  • tufttufttuft
    Hampshire, United Kingdom1,317 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very moving
    This was a very moving monument in that it made you think. We still talk about it now a few months later. The only problem is that there are children running down the rows which ruins it a little. Please note, this is a monument, it’s to make you think. It’s not the same as visiting platform 17, which really was an emotional place.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • WestofIre2013
    County Galway, Ireland120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not miss this in Berlin
    Thought provoking memorial to the Holocaust. The on street display is very striking and a peaceful place, even though it is in a city location. It is very close to the Brandenburg Gate. The underground information centre is free to enter. There may be a short queuing time above ground but the line moves quickly. We did not avail of the audio guide. We followed the impressive and informative display ourselves. Highly recommend visiting this memorial.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Julian P
    Wicklow, Ireland35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A solemn & unnerving way to pay your respects.
    You visit the underground museum first, with the personal letters, stories, the words of Jewish mother's, sisters, 10 year olds. All confused. All fearful. All dead. It's is powerful and sets the tone for the unfolding horror that crept up, deceived and overwhelmed them all. They were hurried, harassed, abused and extracted from their homes, lives, security and neighbourhoods. All of this is explained and outlined brilliantly in the museum. Then you walk out and among the tombstones, cause this is really what they represent. The ground rises and descends, uneven, narrowly, in and out of the the concrete blocks. You get glimpses of other tourists, you hear noises rebounding off the blocks, there is an unsettling feeling all around you that in some very small way, is trying to recreate what these poor people experienced. Please visit. Please pay your respects. And let us never forget this evil horror perpetrated by humans against humans.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
  • FlatEricAscot
    Ascot, United Kingdom712 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit because of what it is.
    Worth a visit. Because of what it is, at least. Close to Brandenburg Gate. We stay in Berlin each year at the end of Jan/early Feb for a business function. I’ve taken a stroll around this memorial a few times. I found this draft post I hadn’t finished and thought I’d post it. I’ll take a walk thru’ here again, next Jan/Feb.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Spencer
    Dublin, Ireland30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving and Emotional
    This was the most poignant part of our trip to Berlin. The memorial itself has you asking questions, as in why it is designed in such a way. ? Maybe that is the point of it, to make you question why and how The Holocaust could ever happen. It is extremely disappointing and difficult to see people standing on the slabs, posing for photographs in ways designed for social media. We did witness the security guard stopping this practice, but it is disappointing that the visitors don't understand the disrespect they are showing to the memorial and the reason for the memorial. If in Berlin I would say give yourself a few minutes to visit this memorial and visit the underground exhibition centre .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 5, 2023
  • kmq2000
    Wood Ridge, New Jersey1,291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving memorial
    Very moving memorial. Huge space takes up an entire square block. As you walk through the structures you feel the space getting smaller. Very impactful. I was glad to see all of the details done by the Germans to endure no one forgets what happened.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • David K
    United Kingdom511 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
    This is a prominent pieces of architecture with a lot of meaning. The concrete Grey coloured slabs, Waves after waves of them, Are put in Such a way it takes your breath away.. Near the front at the start of them is a plague and it tells you all about the The history and some of the pepole... There is a museum very close by as well... A "Must see" if your in Berlin..
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 14, 2023
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK1,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is a striking monument, but in my view you need to visit the underground museum below it as well. One room consists only of the heartbreaking stories of individual families from across Europe. We had to queue for about 20 mins to enter as you have to go via an airport style scanner. Numbers entering are controlled and hygiene measures taken to prevent Coronavirus
Written October 4, 2020
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Joanne A
Whyteleafe110 contributions
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Oct 2019
A very thought provoking museum. It recounted the stories of many Jewish families and their fate, providing evidence in the form of audio, visual and written accounts. My teenage daughter found it very informative and left with a far greater understanding of what the Jews endured.
Written March 10, 2020
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Marco - @im.nowhere
London, UK148 contributions
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Mar 2020 • Solo
This is memorial, not instagram central so please be respectful (no jumping from one pillar to another or funny videos). It is not a maze but a memorial. It was sad to see how tourists behaved. In terms of best time to go to see fewer people I would say at sunrise
Written March 13, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
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Feb 2020
The Holocaust Memorial occupies a significant area of Berlin's very center, only one block south from the Brandenburg gate and Reichstag, among several major embassies.
It was established (built) at the beginning of this century, on no man's land, in fact on the death strip between two walls (inner and outer) DDR built.
The memorial consists of 2.711 coffin like concrete slabs. Each is similar in dimensions, but there's a difference in height: the smaller are on the outer edges of the complex, while as you proceed into it they become higher and higher - the central slabs, close to the museum entrance are 3-4 met high.
There're many interpretations of this memorial, but not a common accepted one. I think it's left to the visitor to get his own picture and conclusion.
Imo, when approaching it, it undoubtely reminds on a cemetery. Walking through those slabs, without even a single letter on any, I've got an impression they symbolize the same tragic destiny every Jew had, loosing his personality and having only one way to go. The height difference I pictured as places with more or less victims. But again, this is only my subjective interpretation.
Beneath the memorial, on the inner side of the complex is a museum, very informative, so do visit. It's free like the memorial, closed on Mondays.

Only one advice: this is a memorial to one of the most tragic events in human history. Respect that and behave that way. I saw people here taking funny selfies, climbing and jumping from slab to slab and kids running and playing hide and seek in front of their parents.
Written March 28, 2020
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AnselmColom
Grays Thurrock, UK3,001 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
A 1 Min walk from the Brandenburg Gate this amazing tribute and memorial is free and very little said about it when there. American embassy is opposite if that helps. Definitely somewhere to visit in the day. Not sure about the evening.
Written March 9, 2020
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ywurry
Dewsbury, UK764 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Each block is not perfectly rectangular, they vary in size but are set in a colour said to depict burnt bone, each looking like a coffin to a degree. You move between the blocks and because the floor is 'wavy' you sink down into the memorial.

It is quite a moving experience to walk amongst these blocks and try t o get some form of understanding about what happened to the Jews in Europe during WW2.

Please treat it with respect when you go - do not sit/climb on the monument - they do have security guards but they do not do as much as they could.

Due to Covid the exhibition was not open so we were unable to review this section
Written July 20, 2020
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Dentone
Bridlington, UK595 contributions
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Jan 2020
I visited this with an open mind, and wasn't disappointed. Its a huge field of stelae of all different heights closely packed over undulating terrain. Its worth walking into and around the claustrophobic centre to get a sense of the true confusion of the memorial. We didn't venture downstairs as it was very busy that day but I did see admission is free.
Written January 21, 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Wow - what a unique memorial and an incredibly sobering experience! This is a must-do in Berlin, for sure. You enter alone, left to wander confusedly to contemplate the terrible atrocities on human life. We went here in August 2019 as part of "Alla Tours" all day tour of Berlin from our cruise ship's one day stop in Warnemunde port.
Written April 5, 2020
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Miles and Smiles Away
London, UK211 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you would like to visit the sad history of Berlin, you will need to spend few minutes here. Easy to approach, however it is not a place you would spend a lot of time at. No restaurants, toilets nearby, the area is not covered. Would not recommend for families. If you are not appreciating art you would probably not appreciate the location neither.
Written February 20, 2020
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Gary B
Berlin, Germany50 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a very well done Memorial to Holocaust victims. The museum underneath is a must visit as past of getting the micro perspective on the effect on individual families. It is hard to grasp the tragedy as a whole, But the museum puts it into the perspective of the individual. If you can leave there with a dry eye I would be surprised. I was impressed how the Germans really owned what the Nazis did to an entire race of humans.
Written January 11, 2020
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