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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.