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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Tyler Welsh (2 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.
Nick Figura (4 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 (5 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.
Rebekah Scott (7 months ago)
Mid-century Soviet design on a grand scale...so beautifully maintained! Excellent to see that the architectural monuments -even for the side that eventually lost - were not neglected or dynamited to make room for condos or fabriks.
Edwin (12 months ago)
Beautiful place to visit, very quiet if you go early in the morning. Definitely a must see whenever you are in Berlin
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