10 Significant WW2 Sites to Visit in Berlin, Germany

Germany, Berlin Guide (B): 10 Significant WW2 Sites to Visit in Berlin, Germany

Today, World War II still fascinates people. From trying to understand the Nazi regime to revealing Germany's dark past, visitors flock to Berlin to discover its Third Reich past. And today, many Germans are embarrassed and disgusted with their past, which is why certain events are not memorialized like you would see in America with the Revolutionary and Civil War. 

In my opinion, Germans should no longer be ashamed of their past. Since the world cannot turn back time, Germans should be proud of the safe and functioning society they re-built post WW2 and communism. 

No matter where you go in Berlin, almost every building, street and site has some sort of historical significance and linkage to the Third Reich and World War 2. If you're searching the past, these are some history-book worthy places to visit in Berlin. 

Anhalter is a former railway terminal station turned bunker in WW2. Opened in 1880, it was considered the most-grand train station in the world. People marveled at it's architecture and this "Gateway to the South" station served as the main platforms to get to international cities like Rome, Vienna & Athens. During WW2, Anhalter was one of three train stations to deport Jews to camps. Some 9.600 Jews left this station between 1941-1945. Air bombings demolished the station and this is what is left today. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 10 Significant WW2 Sites to Visit in Berlin, Germany
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Anhalter Banhof   Lustgarten   Altes Museum   Holocaust Memorial   Brandenburg Gate   Topography of Terror   Potsdamer Platz   Reichstag   Kurfürstendamm   Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church   Berliner Zoo   Führerbunker   German Resistance Memorial Centre  
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on author's website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/10-significant-ww2-sites-to-visit-in-berlin-germany

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