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Chillingly powerful

In the elegant square, by the Opera House, is a memorial, of the thought provoking and unsettling... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Guisborough, United Kingdom
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A must see!

This is an important reminder on history. It might not be much to look at, however it sends a... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This marks the spot of the Nazi book burning. A crazy and important event to remember and not repeat. It’s is a very simple memorial yet it says it all. A sad place, a retrospective place. “As Mr Togers once said: “ I like books”

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Book Burning Memorial is just a small window showing shelves below, the area is a significant historical landmark. The public square is surrounded by beautiful architecture - the opera house and university. Our excellent Alla tour guide, Daniel, had old photos showing the...More

Thank DeeFry
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little disappointed by the Book Burning Memorial. All there really is here is a window in the ground looking down into an empty library below. It's a popular stop for tour groups nevertheless, but really not too much to see. If you...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The book burning memorial has a great historical value but there isn’t anything much to see . It isn’t a must see .

Thank SuvirB3
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

In the elegant square, by the Opera House, is a memorial, of the thought provoking and unsettling nature that modern Germany do so well to ensure that their black history is neither forgotten nor ignored. On this site, in 1933, the burgeoning Nazis built a...More

Thank stuartclark01
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is an important reminder on history. It might not be much to look at, however it sends a strong message.

Thank 943adip
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I love to read and very passionately believe that no book should ever be burned. I also found that I was very thoughtful in Berlin (which I expected, to a certain extent). I thought this was the perfect memorial to the books that were burned...More

Thank allifromWI
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This isn't worth being a single destination on anyone's list, but luckily it's located in a spot surrounded by other sites of interest so you might go for a quick look. The memorial itself is rather disappointing, it is nothing more than a window on...More

Thank RangeR
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This may be worth a quick look if you are already there but not a destination. It is essentially a window in the floor that looks upon an empty white room with empty bookshelves. The meaning is fine as it represents the burned books by...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Please if you are in the area, stop at the memorial representing the first book burning. A chilling reminder of this dark era in history. The room is easier to see when it is not full sun/daylight.

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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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