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Bebelplatz

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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"humboldt university"
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"nazi book burning"
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"book burnings"
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"book shelves"
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"glass plate"
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"opera house"
in 9 reviews
"state opera"
in 5 reviews
"public square"
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"famous book"
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"small memorial"
in 4 reviews
"nice square"
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"small opening"
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"buildings surrounding"
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"unter den linden"
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"mind boggling"
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"quick look"
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"nazi germany"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bebelplatz is a large square off Unter den Linden, opposite the Humboldt University There are some elegant buildings around the edge, including the Old Library and the Opera House. Bebelplatz is best known, however, as the site of the burning of books by authors considered...More

Thank WorcesterLinda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of buildings around the Plaza,very beautiful, historical and have fantastic details and statues. The Catholic Cathedral St Hedwig in the corner is particularly stunning. In the centre of the cobble-stoned square you'll find a small glass flooring which shows empty library shelves...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A historical place, when a lot of important historical facts happened, as the book burning related to the start of political facts of second world war

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Unfortunately, the window into the installation of books to commemorate the awful book burnings was really dirty and we couldn't see it :( Overall though it was very sobering to visit this place and have a feel for the monstrosities that were carried out here....

Thank James A
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

I never even thought much about these burnings, until our guide talked about them, and we looked down inside. Wonderful tribute.

Thank TaurusMom
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

In the middle of the Bebelplatz is a small chamber, built right into the ground. A clear plexiglass covers it and inside you see empty white shelves...shelves that can hold 20,000 books. The number the Nazi’s burned in this courtyard. It’s a chilling reminder of...More

Thank Dazzelon
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Every platz in Berlin has a certain history behind it.The Bebelplatz has its own also. This is the place where Nazis used to burn books in. In the middle of the piazza ull see a small opening in the group representing the underground bibliotheque. Nice...More

Thank Manuel M
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This is the location of some of the Berlin book burning parades of the national socialist era Worth stopping to pay respects as you wouldn’t know from the current conditions

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

At first glance you don't notice the square so much as the buildings around it, because they are beautiful, historical and have fantastic details like statues. The church in the corner is particularly stunning. There is a Christmas market just past the church which is...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The site of the Nazi book burning. The square is lovely with beautiful buildings with a sunken monument of empty bookshelves. Well worth a visit and a tasteful reminder of the horrors of Nazi rule.

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
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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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