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Neue Wache

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Address: Berlin, Germany
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This guardhouse, built in Neoclassical style, was a center for East German...

This guardhouse, built in Neoclassical style, was a center for East German soldiers during the Cold War and now serves as a memorial for war victims.

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War Memorial Former East Berlin

One can not visit this location and not be moved by it's simple design and the message is sends. Unfortunately the days of Soldiers standing guard over this memorial are long... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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London
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They're renovating the building so you can't get close enough to view this. Would be good if someone could say when open again. It's right in the centre of all of the attractions so worth a visit as will be on your way.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can not visit this location and not be moved by it's simple design and the message is sends. Unfortunately the days of Soldiers standing guard over this memorial are long gone, but I was fortunate to have seen it on numerous visits during the divided Berlins of the Cold War and up to the last Honor Guard Mount and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The image of a mother cradling her fallen child is extremely moving. This is an area of great respect and definitely recommended.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a complete confirmation that sometimes less is more. Just a simple statue with a lot of meaning just about 200 m from the Humboldt University in the Unter den Linden Street.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Extremely powerful sculpture. Definitely worth the visit... when you go in, it's like you go to another place. I recommend you check the backstory as well - it makes the experience even stronger when you know it!

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Thank Russalia K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

So simple, so robust, so impressive. Standing here, with our tour guide telling us a little more about the statue and it's backstory, I was lost for words for a little bit. Recommend!

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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Thought provoking. Lighting and rain will help the image come to life.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A truly special place, on the busy Inter Den Linden, but once inside the silence is deafening, a fitting monument to all the victims of war.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Neue Wache is quite special as it's in fact an empty building with a gate in front. Inside the open space an oversized pieta is sitting, holding her dead son. On a cold day you'll get the chills if you think about the reasons why it was put up here. So on your walk along Unter den Linden to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,233 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Neoclassical Neue Wache , located on the north side of Unter den Linden, is worth a visit while strolling down the boulevard. Originally built as a guardhouse for King Frederick William III of Prussia's royal palace (which was just across the road), it is now a memorial for the victims of war and tyranny. In the memorial's center, beneath... More 

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the 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 way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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