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Soviet War Memorial in Schönholzer Heide in Berlin

Honouring the Soviet soldiers who died in the Second World War was obviously of huge importance to Joseph Stalin – in Berlin alone there are 4 memorials, one of which is the Soviet War Memorial in Schönholzer Heide (Das Sowjetische Ehrenmal in der Schönholzer Heide).  It may not be as centrally located as the Soviet War […]


Snow at The Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park

The Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park is one of the most impressive sights in Berlin in any weather but adding a blanket of snow takes the wow factor up a notch. The memorial, which covers an area of about 100,000 square metres is also a cemetery – 5,000 of the approximately 80,000 soldiers killed […]


Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park

One thing I learned from visiting the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park is that the Soviets knew how to honour their dead. The memorial in Treptower Park is the largest of the three main Soviet war memorials in Berlin – the other two are on Strasse des 17 Juni and in Schönholzer Heide. When I got my first […]


Soviet War Memorial on Strasse des 17 Juni

The Soviet War Memorial was erected in 1945 in the British Sector of West Berlin to commemorate the Soviet soldiers who fell during the war. In the background on the right hand side of the next photo you can The Reichstag, the German parliament building. A cannon and tank seemingly guard the monument, presumably from […]