Soviet War Memorial Tours

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In Berlin there are three Soviet War Memorials. One is located in the northern end of the city in the Pankow district, one is in the southern end of the city in Treptow Park, and one is in the center of the city in Tiergarten. The memorial in Tiergarten is probably the most well known due to its central location. It sits in an area surrounded by a wooded park. All three memorials were established to honor Soviet soldiers who were killed in 1945 in Berlin during the final days of World War II. The memorial in Tiergarten is a large curved structure with a statue of a Soviet soldier on top. 

This particular Soviet War Memorial stood in the British sector of Berlin. It was built shortly after the war ended and was supported by the Allied forces. Throughout the time when the city was divided, Soviet honor guards came from the east to the west to stand watch at the memorial. Today the memorial is maintained by the German government, and around 2,000 soldiers are buried here.

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The Soviet War Memorial at Tierpark is located at Strasse des 17 Juni. To get there take the U55 to the Bundestag station.
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Address: Strasse des 17 Juni, Berlin 10785, Germany
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