The infamous square where the book burning by the Nazi party took place. Today the square is nothing like the past. The goverment has made every effort possible to wash this stigma off and has turned the square into a book celebration.
You might wonder why Bebelplatz is worth a visit. It is a lovely square but the architecture alone isn't the reason that people visit. Here was the beginning of the end. In May of 1933 the infamous book burning by the Nazi Party took place in Bebelplatz. Over 20.000 books were burned, works by Karl Marx, Thomas Mann and of other intelectuals of the time because they were considered a threat to the government. It's sad though, when we think of Germany, to automatically associated the country with Hitler.
Today the square is trying to give the impression of the exact opposite. When great works were once destroyed here now there is a veritable book fiesta. A monument has been rised in celebration of the creator's works that were perished in the fire, but the most extraordinary thing is the underground library, where everyone can have a look through the fiberglass in the ground. Once a year students from Humbolt University organise book bazaars that attract great crowds.
Berlin : More Sightseeing
Berlin Film Museum - Deutsche Kinemathek
Deutsches Historisches Museum
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Berlin
Homosexual Museum - Schwules Museum
Museum für Kommunikation - Communication Museum
Museum für Naturkunde
Museum Of Photography - Helmut Newton Foundation
New National Gallery
The Story Of Berlin
Worth A Visit
Fernsehturm- TV Tower
Sony Center/IMAX 3D
The Berlin Wall
Royal Gardens & Palaces
Gardens of the World
Glienicke Palace and Park
Grunewald Hunting Lodge
Neuer Garten & Schloss Cecilienhof
Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island)