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The site of the Nazi bookburning on May 10, 1933 now houses a memorial to that event: a below-ground room lined with empty bookcases, which you see through a window set in the pavement.
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Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bebelplatz is a public square in the central Mitte district of Berlin, and named after August Bebel, a founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. The square is surrounded by some very fine buildings, namely the State Opera building, buildings of Humboldt University...More

Date of experience: September 2019
25  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In 1823, Heinrich Heine wrote the words, "Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen," or "Where books are burned, in the end, people will also be burned." More than a century later in 1933, young Nazi students in Germany organized a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 751shanel
Reviewed 6 September 2019

An interesting simple square surrounded by a university, a cathedral, a library and an opera. In the center is a monument to books burned by the Nazis. The monument looks interesting, but it can be invisible for the tourist due to the fact that it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SilverOrlov
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

To stand on the site where the books were burnt was unreal. I was not aware this was a factual place until I researched Berlin war facts, always thought it was just part of the Indiana Jones movies, how naive was I. Very big square...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank travelwhyyoucan
Reviewed 10 July 2019

In any other city this would simply be a great gather place surrounded by amazing cultural buildings. It is all of those things which can be enjoyed on a sunny summer day. However, historically it is the site of the largest attempt to erase history...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Grover R
Reviewed 30 June 2019

The memorial is a see thru glass room, beneath ground level, that you walk over and view inside a number of empty book shelves signifying the amount of books burned as the Nazis began their rise to power. Nothing brings people together like banding together...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Traveler O
Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

This square is very grand and surrounded by massive stately looking buildings. It was also the site of the nazi book burnings and there’s a fitting memorial to that in the centre.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank manc_emm
Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

Knowing the history of the book burning the area is worth a visit. Nice little park on one side with statues.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

They say that this area is one of the most beautiful squares in the city but really it is simply a concrete jungle. The buildings look lovely but were told the toilets were behind the church, afraid could not find them. Nice visit but not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 13 May 2019 via mobile

Free 24/7 Location:central Mitte  Visit Duration: 45 minutes. The square took its name Bebelplatz after August Bebel, founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. It is a beautiful rectangular, completely paved square except for a small glass plate set in the paving from which you will notice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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