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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.
Bebelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Site of the burning of books that kicked off the rise of the Nazi party. It is a good starting point for a walking turn around the Unter den Linden

Thank Itamar M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square is where the Nazi German Student Union organised a book burning of authors considered decadent. There are interesting buildings in the area to note.

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Here during WWII the Nazi's burnt about 25,000 books thought to be dangerous for the Third Reich. In fact there is a glass square you can look down into and see empty bookcases to remember the event. There is a also a plaque with the...More

Thank vagabondafelice
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

If you’re not a History lover, however have watched Indiana Jones or any documentaries that show the Nazi Party adepts burning around twenty thousands books, that’s the famous square. Today’s beauty surpasses the dark days a million! Emotional monument underneath and significant quotes at the...More

Thank naiadepro
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Bebelplatz is located along Unter den Linden opposite the Humboldt University. It is known as the location of the book burning by the Nazis in the 1930s. The square itself is nice enough but isn't remarkable of itself.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The peer houses the library at one end, the university at another and a museum on another. Quite a big peer which makes for stunning shots. Can be quite overwhelming. Good for a short 10-15 minute stop

Thank TheWanderingHat
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I passed through Bebelplatz after visiting Gendarmenmarkt during my visit to Berlin in August 2018 and early September 2018. Bebelplatz is surrounded by many beautiful buildings and leads out to Unter den Linden. Bebelplatz is known in history as the site of the Nazi book...More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This square has seen so much history and was the place where the Nazis burned books. Dont miss the simple but effective memorial to commemorate the book burning in the middle of the square. It is flanked by beautiful historic buildings, including a church and...More

Thank Kiwi-1976
Reviewed 29 August 2018

As part of our half day walking tour we had a brief stop at Bebelplatz to read the plaque Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen (That was only a prelude; where they burn books, they...More

Thank Steviefull
Reviewed 18 July 2018

While visiting Berlin, it will be almost impossible to miss "Bebelplatz": all "roads" lead to this important historical square at Berlin's Mitte District. Formerly known as Opernplatz, is was renamed after August Bebel, a German politician and founder of the Social Democratic Party in the...More

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum
Island. The central location makes this one of the
city's most expensive places to live. It is here the
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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