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Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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The site of the Nazi bookburning on May 10, 1933 now houses a memorial to that event: a below-ground room lined with empty bookcases, which you see through a window set in the pavement.
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Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the simplicity of the two memorials to the book burnings that took place here. Definitely worth coming to see those. The square itself isn't very exciting, but it's worth visit the memorials.

Thank Benefield2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

You might not notice it at first, a monument to absence: but do not miss Micha Ullman's "Empty Library" — a reminder of the book-burnings that took place on this site during the opening years of the Nazi movement. It is an unassuming square of...More

Thank br_tobias
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk through...lots of interesting sites and memorials right there so worth going to check it out.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were brought here as part of our walking tour and were given a bit of background and history of the area. There is a lot of building work going on in the area so is a bit distracting. There is a few buildings of...More

Thank Blanche&DaveMcColl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the Mitte district of Berlin this is a nice square for a quick look because here you will find the State Opera Building, St Hedwig's Cathedral and the Humboldt University. Currently there is construction work going on so the Opera building and Church are...More

Thank Reacher33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of our shore excursion. It was only a drive by. We were told of the interesting history here of book burning but we could not see much from the bus.

Thank carribbeanmic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hopefully it will end some time the construction on Unter der Linden and you really can enjoy this very nice square.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately major building work is being done here so you are unable to see the Opera or St. Hedwig's church properly A memorial to the Nazi book burning in 1933 is also located here.

Thank Tigertribal
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Not the easiest attraction to find in Berlin, but it is directly across the street from the Humboldt University entrance. It is a glass plate set into the cobblestones. When you look through, what you see are enough empty bookshelves to hold 20,000 books. On...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A nice platz, definetly worth strolling through. The university, opera house and Hedvig's church. Opera is currently under heavy construction, block the complete cirlce view of the church.

Thank Balans2
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
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