Neue Wache

Neue Wache information

Berlin , Germany
Unter den Linden 4
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Bus: 100, 200, TXL
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This columned, temple-like neoclassical structure (1818) was Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s first important Berlin commission. Originally a memorial to the victims of anti-Napoleonic wars, it is now Germany’s Central Memorial for the Victims of War and Dictatorship. Its austere interior is dominated by Käthe Kollwitz’ heart-wrenching sculpture of a mother cradling her dead soldier son.

Buried beneath are the remains of an unknown soldier, a Nazi resistance fighter and soil from nine European battlefields and concentration camps.