"Unter den Linden - Bebelplatz" Unter den Linden Tip by Luchonda

Unter den Linden, Berlin: 82 reviews and 120 photos

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Bebelplatz is a special square to hold on your visit for half an hour
Main attractions are :
The Humboldt-University
The Hedwigs Kathedrale
The staple of books
In 1933, Nazi Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels began to synchronize culture, by which the arts were brought in line with Nazi goals. The government purged cultural organizations of Jews and others alleged to be politically or artistically suspect. The works of leading German writers such as Bertold Brecht, Thomas Mann Lion Feuchtwanger and Alfred Kerr were thrown in to flames in a book burning ceremony in Berlin.

The writer Heinrich Heine wrote long before this ceremony (see plate):
?Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen?"Where they burn books, they will end in burning human beings."

Address: Unter den Linden, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: S-Bahn: Unter den Linden, Bus 100
Website: http://www.berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3559846-3558930-unter-den-linden.html

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  • Updated Sep 2, 2006
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