Neue Wache
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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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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Hausvogteiplatz • 6 min walk
  • Französische Straße • 7 min walk
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Neue Wache is a monument to the memory of victims of war and tyranny. The monument is housed in a Neoclassical building and has a sculpture of a mother holding her dead son. Depicted almost as an allegory to La Pieta, the mother cradles the head of her son in her arms and her grief is overwhelming. The sculpture stands alone in an otherwise empty hall, which adds to the poignancy. There's an empty skyline directly overhead, shining don on the statue to add to the allegorical theme.
Written 26 September 2019
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Me_n_my_rucksack
Yorkshire, UK6,226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2012 • Couples
I have visited Berlin on numerous occasions, and whenever I return with someone who has not visited the city I always include this memorial on my mini tour.

The memorial is housed in a small classical looking building between the Brandenburg Gate and the Dom. The statue of a greving mother, sat in isolation, open to the sky through a circular hole in the roof has a power and emotion which is totaly missing from the memorial to the murdered Jews .

Its easy to find and its free and its very moving.
Written 14 June 2012
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Shane L
Star, ID199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This is a humbling memorial dedicated to the tragic toll of war. Perfectly situated on our walking tour. Stop by and see
Written 24 September 2019
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James D
Bristol, UK97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This was originally a guardhouse, and has had its purpose changed a number of times through history, now its a memorial to all of those fallen in war. Its only small and has an open circle in the ceiling which means it has an ever changing appearance inside.

I'd also suggest having a look into the sculptor too, Käthe Kollwitz and incredible woman, with an amazing story which only adds to majesty of this piece.
Written 6 June 2019
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Freddy M
Matagalpa, Nicaragua50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
No one knows it's there, but if you pass by, don't hesitate to have a look. There is an atmosphere of sadness and solemnity in the humble sculpture, built in tribute to the suffering of people during Fascism.

No entrance fee, it is almost imperceptible amid the majestic buildings that surround it, but this little Greek-style temple is a good place to stop and think a bit.
Written 27 April 2015
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Michael R
Queenstown, New Zealand1,039 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
This memorial ostensibly memorializes the horrors of war and is supposed to instill in us thoughts regarding man's inhumanity to man. A dark, modernistic Pieta occupies the large square interior like a round Bonbon rolling around an over-sized box. Maybe it's German modernism run amok. Hang some pictures or pipe in Barber's Adagio For Strings. You can do better than this.
Written 26 September 2014
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hulagirlSurrey
Staines, UK796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Neue Wache is located at no 4 Unter den Linden. It is a War Memorial. It is next to the German History Museum.
Written 7 December 2019
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Kate_T_K4
Brisbane, Australia396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
An another must in Berlin. You will visit it as a part of the free walking tour. This memorial commemorates victims of war and tyranny. It represents a woman with a dying soldier in her arms. It is an another place that will make you reflect on the world.
Written 14 September 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Right at the Unter den Linden Boulevard, sided by the Deutsches Historisches Museum and in front of the Staatsoper, you'll find the "Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Dictatorship". A long name for a touching monument. The old "Guardhhouse for the Troops of the Crown Prince of Prussia" (a small building, dating from the beginning of the 19th century and representative of the so called "German Greek Revival Architecture) honors, since 1993, the memory of all those victims. Inside the empty building, lighted by the open "oculus", an enlarged version of the sculpture "Mother with her Dead Son", by German acclaimed artist Käthe Kollwitz. The "Pietá" style sculpture, washed by sun light, rain and snow (coming through the open "oculus"), symbolizes the pain, sorrow and suffering of all the victims of war and dictatorship. Visit it as quietly as possible. This is a place of reflection and respect. Free entry. Enjoy!
Written 18 July 2018
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Mandy Affonso
Itu, SP198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
This is a very emotional place. The building is similar to the Pantheons all over Europe, but the inside is empty expect for the statue. It stands underneath an open part of the ceiling, so it can be pretty chilly inside.
Written 13 November 2017
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