|Address||Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Cora-Berliner-Strasse 1; 10117 Berlin
between Hannah-Arendt-Strasse, Behrenstrasse and Ebertstrasse
|Neighbourhood||Tiergarten – Brandenburger Tor, Potsdamer Platz | See on map|
|S-Bahn/U-Bahn||Brandenburger Tor [S1, S2, S25], Mohrenstrasse [U2]|
|Telephone||+49 30 2639 4336|
|Hours||24 hours. Info centre Tues-Sun 10-19 (until 20:00 Apr-Sep)|
A short walk from the Brandenburger Tor, 2,711 concrete slabs, each measuring 95 by 238 centimeters, stand to remind everybody of the six million victims of the Holocaust – it’s also known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – and provide visitors with a space to reflect.
Designed by American architect Peter Eisenman and covering a massive patch of land where the Berlin Wall used to run, it’s an impressive sight and a perfect place to lose yourself for a while. It’s also the unlikely backdrop for countless Grindr profiles. Nothing to get you in the mood like a Holocaust Memorial…
If you do visit, make sure to cross over to Tiergarten and see Danish-Norwegian artist duo (and former couple) Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime. Walk up and peek in.