Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
- Type: Monuments and Memorials
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, or more simply, Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, consists of a grid of 2,711 concrete blocks made to memorialize the Jewish victims of the Third Reich. Many visitors choose to just walk (reverently) amongst the gray slabs, but if you're interested in a little bit of the history, you can descend to the underground visitor's center.
Many travelers felt very moved by this memorial, and they highly recommended others make a visit. One TripAdvisor user put it quite eloquently: "Walking over the undulating ground in amongst the overbearing, solid slabs of grey at varying heights, you have a chance to think and reflect in relative quietness on what has happened before. The design of this memorial is just as unexplainable as the holocaust itself."
You can visit this memorial 24 hours a day, but note that the visitors center is only open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 or 8 p.m., depending on the time of year. For more information, visit the website.