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.