This is a war memorial. It is a lovely building with a sculpture inside. Worth a visit as it is in an area with lots of sight seeing places that have a link to war.
About Neue Wache
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Here is a quiet, simple memorial to victims of war and facsism throughout history. The central statue is open to the air and is beautiful when covered with snow.
Neue Wache was closed for restoration so we could not go in, but the exterior has been beautifully restored. By Karl Frederick Schinkel this small building has been repurposed many times in its history and mainly used as a memorial to war dead.
When walking Unter den Linden boulevard you will see this highlight of Classicism in Germany. Neue Wache is the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Dictatorship.
Sadly due to construction I was only able to look in from the outside, but I've marked this as a place to return.
Kathe Kollwitz is a great artist. SHe has got an own museum near to Kurfürsterdamm. This monument is excellent. You stop in the middle of the busy city and remember. I would recommend to everyone to take some moments to stand by.
The building is nice but the real experience is taking in the beautiful and moving sculpture inside and to reflect on all of the victims of war and those left behind to grieve. The agony of the mother holding the body of her lifeless son...More