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The Neue Wache was the first building designed by Karl Freidrich Schinkel for King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, for use as a royal guard house for the nearby Palace of the Crown Prince. Built between 1816 and 1818 it is considered to be one of the finest examples of Neo-Classical architecture in Berlin. With the fall of the German monarchy at the end of WW1 the guard house was no longer required. A new use was found and from 1931 it became a war memorial though it has under gone a number of changes over the years. It was rededicated in 1993 as the ?Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Tyranny.?

Address: Unter den Linden 4
Phone: +49 - 30 25002333
Website: http://www.berlin.de/orte/sehenswuerdigkeiten/neue-wache/index.en.php

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2012
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