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Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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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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Reviewed yesterday

This plaza was famous for large book burnings by the Nazis in the 1930s. Don't forget to look for the peephole in the center looking down into an empty library.

Thank Richard-Julie_K
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The memorial was easy to find as long as you know it’s there! Look for a crowd of people standing around in the centre. The memorial is an empty library which is so fitting to remember the thousands of books that the Nazi’s burned here.

Thank Sam J
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The memorial here is easy to find anytime. During the day there will be a crowd around it already. But in the daylight it is hard to see what the memorial really is. At night, though, it is lit from inside and the memorial really...More

Thank astaplet82
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Other than the lovely buildings surrounding the square, it features the monument for the infamous book burning of Jewish book, done by the Nazis in the early 1930's.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The book burning memorial is located here. It was at this location that 20000 books were burned in May 1933. The memorial was a simple one... we would not have known if our guide did not point it out. It was glass showing an underground...More

Thank LL721
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Bebelplatz was the scene of a very important event during the dark years 1933-45 as the nazis burned jewish books here. There is a memorial for it, but it is really hard to find, almost as if the Germans don't want to be reminded of...More

Thank MsAalborg
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This simple spot memorializes the Nazi book burning of 1933. The book burning that took place in Nazi Germany is something everyone should be aware of and this is a location all should visit. To just stand there and think about what happened in this...More

Thank MrWarrenM
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were taking part in a 4 hour guided walking tour of Berlin and Bebelplatz was one of the places that we visited during this tour. As a keen student of modern history, I was aware of the major book burning incidents during Germany's Nazi...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This won`t be a long visit just go and see were the Nazi book burning took place. The monument you look into is a white room with white library shelving all void of any books. Thought provoking that the freedom to gain knowledge through books...More

Thank martyp183
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Bebelplatz is the square located near Unter den Linden, in the center of Berlin, where Nazis burned a lot of books, so now it is a place to remember, to never will happen again, this fact. Moreover, there are an inscription, that was said more...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence
of some significant transformations, as well. The
gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets
between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
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