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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Kumar Kartikey Gupta (6 months ago)
Immensely large structures spread across the centre of Treptower Park, fascinating to learn more about the Soviet history and the importance of the memorial. Much bigger than anticipated from the photos. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Berlin!
Tyler Welsh (8 months ago)
Very impressive, one of the greatest monuments in Berlin. Totally worth it to go there the day you visit the East Gallery Wall.
Natalia Viksne (9 months ago)
It’s odd to review a soviet monument but I’ll try. The composition is great but the whole territory is not accessible. I saw how mothers where lifting the strollers and it’s not okay. I was there on the 9th of may. I was just curious what was going on there but I saw people bullying Ukrainians. And I was shocked. Police did nothing to protect Ukrainians and didn’t arrest anyone with Russian/Soviet flags (it was forbidden to show them in public on 09/05).
Nick Figura (10 months ago)
Absolutely amazing. I started reading about this monument at a different museum and instantly told myself, I HAVE TO GO. Probably one of the best decisions I made while visiting Berlin. The sheer size and cleanliness is also amazing. This is a must see if you are in Berlin.
Mohamad Alsioufi (11 months ago)
The area is very nice and amazing, I am not a fan of Soviet monuments and propaganda but still a visit worthy place.
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