Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Tiergarten

Memorial in Historic Mitte

Image by Mario Tarantino Lonely Planet

Berlin lay in ruins when this imposing memorial was dedicated in November 1945. It is one of three in the city that honours the 80,000 Soviet soldiers who died in the Battle of Berlin, including the 2000 buried behind its colonnades. The memorial's entrance is flanked by two Russian T-34 tanks, said to have been the first to enter the city.