The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

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One of the most moving and controversial sites in the world, The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a massive artwork, covering an entire city block. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, it features nearly 3,000 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The work is meant to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and many liken it to an abstract representation of a cemetery. The slabs are approximately 2.4 m (7 ft) long, 1 m (3 ft) wide, and vary in height from 20 cm to 5 m (8 in to 16 ft). They start out at ground level on the outer edges of the memorial and grow taller towards the middle, where the ground slopes downwards. Look for the underground museum, which offers extensive details on the Holocaust and the people who died during it. The site attracts nearly 4 million visitors each year. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by using our Berlin journey planner.
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  • The external installation is designed to make one think "What does it mean?" and the answer is left to the individual to decide. The indoor museum exhibition is downstairs, manned by helpful... 
    The external installation is designed to make one think "What does it mean?" and the answer is left to the individual to decide. The indoor museum exhibition is downstairs, manned by helpful...  more »
  • If you want to have the feeling of how you felt if you were in a concentration camp, this place really captures it. A must see in Berlin. 
    If you want to have the feeling of how you felt if you were in a concentration camp, this place really captures it. A must see in Berlin.  more »
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  • It stands for a time we must not forget.
  • A sobering, compulsory experience.

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