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Holocaust Memorial Berlin

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
Website http://www.holocaust-mahnmal.de
Price Free
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.