The Neue Wache, on the street Unter den Linden, has been the central memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1993 and commemorates the victims of war and tyranny.
The rather small Neue Wache is right next to the Zeughaus, which now houses the German Historical Museum. It was built in the years 1816 to 1818 according to the designs of Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
The Neue Wache served as the "main guard and royal guard" until 1918 and, despite being used actively, was understood as a memorial to the "Wars of Liberation". In 1931, Reich President Paul von Hindenburg determined that the building should become a memorial to those who died in the First World War. The redesign was carried out by the architect Heinrich Tessenow, who set up a black granite block with an oak leaf wreath made of silver and gold inside.
After the guard was almost completely destroyed in World War II, the GDR leadership had the building reconstructed and converted into a memorial for the victims of fascism and militarism in 1960. Inside, an "Eternal Flame" burned over the urns of an unknown concentration camp inmate and an unknown soldier. The sculpture "Mother with Dead Son" by Käthe Kollwitz has been inside since 1993 and commemorates the victims of war and tyranny.
January 30, 2020
From 1816 to 1818 on behalf of Friedrich Wilhelm III. The main guard and royal guard built according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel served as a guard building for the Royal Palace opposite and as a memorial to those who died in the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon. It is one of the great works of classicism and today serves as the central memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny.
July 3, 2020
New guard Berlin
The Neue Wache is a listed building on the Unter den Linden boulevard in the historic center of Berlin. Built from 1816 to 1818 according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel as a guard house for the royal palace and as a memorial for the wars of liberation, it is considered the main work of Prussian neoclassical architecture. A Victorian pediment sculpture by Johann Gottfried Schadow and five general statues by Christian Daniel Rauch, which refer to the warrior statues on the Schlossbrücke, are also part of the ensemble. Since 1993, the Neue Wache has housed the central memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny.
August 26, 2022
Central German memorial for victims of war and regime
August 27, 2022
"The Neue Wache on the boulevard Unter den Linden 4 is a monument in Berlin's Mitte district. It was one of the main works in the years 1816-1818 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Solomo Sachs as a guard building for the Royal Palace opposite and a monument to the Wars of Liberation of German classicism, it has served as the central memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny since 1993. In addition to a relief by Johann Gottfried Schadow, the building complex also includes five general statues by Christian Daniel Rauch, which together with the statues and reliefs of the castle bridge remember the Wars of Liberation. "
The whole story and more can be found on Wikipedia
January 7, 2020
This memorial is open every day. Inside is an eternal flame.
September 7, 2022
The Neue Wache is a memorial to those who died in World War II. Admission is free.
October 29, 2022
You should look at this monument - it makes you very thoughtful!
November 10, 2018
Formerly a memorial for the victims of war - today Käthe Kollwitz 🤔
July 14, 2022
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