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Bebelplatz, Berlin

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Head to Bebelplatz in the central district to view the site of the infamous May 10, 1933, Nazi book burnings, when more than 20,000 books were burned by the nationalist German Student Association. Bordered by the state opera, buildings of Humboldt University, and St. Hedwig's Cathedral (the first Catholic church to be built in post-Reformation Prussia), the plaza now features a memorial to help remember not only the loss incurred during the book burning, but all the devastation that was carried out by the same hands. To fully experience the memorial, visit after dark. Make your Berlin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • This is a stunning site to come visit. If you didn't know any better you would just be in awe of the square and the site of the University though this is actually a site of historical value. This is.....  more »
  • The square is on the south side of the Unter den Linden blvd, you can find the State Opera , the Humboldt University, and also the St. Hedwig's Cathedral here. Nazis burned around 20,000 books here...  more »
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  • An interesting simple square surrounded by a university, a cathedral, a library and an opera. In the center is a monument to books burned by the Nazis. The monument looks interesting, but it can be invisible for the tourist due to the fact that it is underground. There is only a small glass window on the ground level through which it can be seen. The implementation is interesting, affects perception.
  • Standing in the Square admiring the beautiful architecture was a delight. Standing in the middle of the square trying to imagine the air of uncertainty and some or euphoria for others all when the books were burning definitely goes beyond my imagination.
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