Friday, June 6, 2014

Soviet War Memorial

After visiting Dresden, our next destination was Berlin. We stopped at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin's Treptower Park before entering the city.

The Soviet War Memorial is also a military cemetary. It was designed by the Soviet architect Yakov Belopolsky to commemorate 5,000 of the 80,000 Soviet soldiers who fell in the Battle of Berlin in April–May 1945. It opened four years after World War II on May 8, 1949. The Memorial served as the central war memorial of East Germany.

We only spent around an hour in the memorial but it was very interesting to see. The park is very large and beautiful. The weather was very nice to us while we were visiting. After our short visit we popped back onto the bus and headed into Berlin.


  1. I really like these pictures, Paige! The shot of the walk is really neat. Looks like a cool monument I wouldn't mind seeing. Russia 2015?

    1. Yes, it was really cool to see. Highly recommend checking it out. You going to Russia next year?

  2. A very proud and beautiful way to remember those who fought and died in the Battle of Berlin.