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Bebelplatz, Berlin

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Head to Bebelplatz in the central district to view the site of the infamous May 10, 1933, Nazi book burnings, when more than 20,000 books were burned by the nationalist German Student Association. Bordered by the state opera, buildings of Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral (the first Catholic church to be built in post-Reformation Prussia), the plaza now features a memorial to help remember not only the loss incurred during the book burning, but all the devastation that was carried out by the same hands. To fully experience the memorial, visit after dark. Make your Berlin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • First thing coming to people minds when mentioning this beautiful square is unfortunatelly books burning, performed by the Nazis in 1933 - all Marxist, Jews, communist's and other "inappropriate...  more »
  • Nice square, we had a guide telling us about the history. It was sobering to see the Book Burning Memorial there. There was some musicians playing classical music when we visited in August 2019. We...  more »
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  • 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 is underground. There is only a small glass window on the ground level through which it can be seen. The implementation is interesting, affects perception.
  • Standing in the Square admiring the beautiful architecture was a delight. Standing in the middle of the square trying to imagine the air of uncertainty and some or euphoria for others all when the books were burning definitely goes beyond my imagination.

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