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Neue Wache

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Address: Berlin, Germany
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This guardhouse, built in Neoclassical style, was a center for East German...

This guardhouse, built in Neoclassical style, was a center for East German soldiers during the Cold War and now serves as a memorial for war victims.

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A place for remembrance

Designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel a famous german architect. And have been used as a guardhouse in early days. Today it is a memorial for the Victims of War with a sculpture of... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Neue Wache is a Neo-Classical building located beside the German Historical Museum and near Museum Island on Unter den Linden. This building was designed by German architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1816 and was originally a guard house for troops of the Crown Prince of Prussia. During the 20th century it served as a war memorial. Since the Unification of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel a famous german architect. And have been used as a guardhouse in early days. Today it is a memorial for the Victims of War with a sculpture of Käthe Kollwitz, Mother with her Dead Son. Regard it as a must-see.

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of a Berlin Walking Tour and had it not been for our excellent guide would probably have walked past on our way to Brandenburg Gate. Take time to read the descriptive plaque.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On looking at the outside of this building you would not guess at what it contains.Inside the atmosphere demands respect and solemn reflection. It is a very sobering , moving monument.

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Weilerbach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Neo-classic building built in 1816 as a guard house for the Prussian military. Designated as a war memorial for dead of any conflict in 1931 and re-designated in 1993 to its current subject. I love the details on the portico and the statue of mother and son inside under the skylight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Without knowing so surely this memorial has been used in various forms of symbolic reflection ... Today it seems a tribute to all those who for signs of suffering during the two world wars. An equally beautiful as unpleasant feature of everyday life outside on the street ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

There's a lot of history in this building, and it's quite interesting to walk inside. Certainly worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Neue Watch means new Guard House and dates from 1816 when the New Guard House was constructed for William the Third of Prussia. It was then dedicated as a war memorial in1931. With reunification the location was rededicated in 1993. The statue depicts a mother and dead son. Our tour took us here for a picture opportunity. No disrespect intended... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stopped here as part of our Berlin city walking tour. Tourists were very respectful when we visited. Our guide shared information before we went in. Please allow about 5 minutes. Good photo opportunities inside and out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have been going to Berlin on a regular basis ever since 1990. The amount of not caring-tourists start to worry me immencely. such as in this extremly important, touching must see-place. Go there. Learn the history. Remember the victims. But do so quietly - and keep your bloody selfiestick out of there!

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