Treptow Soviet Memorial

Berlin, Germany

Three great Soviet memorials were erected in Berlin after the war, which not only serve as memorials, but also as war cemeteries. The facility in the Treptower Park is the central memorial and with 100,000 square metres the largest of its kind in Germany. The facility, also serving as cemetery for 5,000 Soviet solders, was built between 1946 and 1948 on the site of a large playing and sports field. Memorial slabs and frescos depicting the course of the war are arranged in long tiers of straight lines. The imposing figure on top of the mausoleum shows a soldier carrying a rescued German child. It is a memorial for the app. 80,000 Red Army soldiers killed during the conquest of Berlin in World War II. 40,000 cubic metres of granite were used in the construction. Aside from the war cemetery in Niederschönhausen, the facility is the largest Soviet war cemetery in Germany as well as the largest anti-fascist memorial in Western Europe.

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Founded: 1946-1948
Category: Statues in Germany
Historical period: Cold War and Separation (Germany)

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Faris Baidoun (9 months ago)
Was an ok autumn walk and nice to see the memorial sites. It is close to the riverside were many food like huts are close to the river side and you can enjoy while you walk beside the river bank, also many boat rides to choose from here.
Konstantin Zolotareff (12 months ago)
Greatest Memorial for WWII USSR Army in Germany
Paul Martins (13 months ago)
Well kept memorial on a grand scale. Easy walk through the park from the train station and a pleasant walk back along the river bank with lots of local snack bars too.
Marcus Sasse (14 months ago)
Nice place to chill and watch grannies on bike
CZMaestro (14 months ago)
A truly exceptional monument. It will exceed your expectations. The scale of it alone is incredibly impressive. Peaceful and reverent for the most part. Like all public monuments, some people forget where they are and are not completely appropriate, but for the most part it's quite quiet and peaceful.
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