Russian War Memorial Tiergarten (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)
There are several Russian war memorials in Berlin in memory of World War Two. The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in Tiergarten is one of them. The memorial was founded on the 7th of November 1945 in memory of the 300,000 Russian soldiers who did not survive the battle of Berlin. The tanks which are placed on the left and the right of the memorial were supposedly the first to enter Berlin.
The monument is made of marble blocks. These blocks are originally from Adolf Hitlers Reichskanzlerei.
2,500 Russian soldiers are buried behind the memorial.
The monument can be found in the centre of the city and is in walking distance from the Brandenburger Tor.
- Text: Mario Huinink
- Photos: Mario Huinink (1) & Fedor de Vries (2,3,4)
Address and contactinformation
- Strasse des 17. Juni
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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- Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind
- German Historical Museum (Zeughaus Berlin)
- Deutches Technikmuseum
Point of interest
- Temporary Grave Executed 20 July 1944
- German War Graves Blankenburg
- Mass Grave Geman Resistance Fighters Berlin
- Stumbling Stone Fritz-Elsas-Straße 15
- Stumbling Stones Freisinger Straße 8
- Stumbling Stones Wielandstraße 31