11 Must-Visit Berlin WW2 Sites Amazing Time-Travel Journey for the History Buffs

The Reichstag Once a symbol of power, the Reichstag in Berlin housed the government until a fire in 1933, blamed on others by Hitler, led to its closure. After fierce battles in 1945, the building lay abandoned until 1989. Now modernized, it offers free daily tours.

Memorial To The Murdered Jews Of Europe Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, composed of plain cement blocks arranged in rows on undulating ground, memorializes the Holocaust without explicit names or explanations, reflecting on both WWII and earlier pogroms.

Topography Of Terror Museum The Topography of Terror, a Berlin documentation center, opened in 2010 to educate visitors about the Nazi reign of terror, situated at the original headquarters of the Secret State Police, SS, and Reich Main Security Office, offering indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Site Of Hitler’s Bunker When in Berlin, visiting Hitler's bunker is essential, as it served as the final headquarters for Adolf Hitler and his inner circle during the last days of World War II, culminating in Hitler's marriage to Eva Braun and their subsequent suicides.

Berlin Cathedral The grand Berlin Cathedral, located on Museum Island near the Spree River, is a baroque-style Protestant church dating back to 1905, once intended by Kaiser Wilhelm II to rival the grandeur of Saint Peter’s Basilica and Saint Paul’s Cathedra.

German Historical Museum Berlin's German Historical Museum once featured a section dedicated to World War II, titled "The Nazi Regime and Second World War," offering videos, objects, and documents from 1933 to 1945, an hour-long visit pairing well with a trip to the nearby Berlin Cathedral.

Tiergarten The Tiergarten in central Berlin, spanning 500 acres, bore wartime damage and post-war tree loss, now featuring greenery mainly from the 1950s, alongside a Soviet war memorial honoring fallen soldiers with tanks and a towering statue.

House Of The Wannsee Conference History buffs may enjoy a day trip to Wannsee, a 30-minute train ride from Berlin, where the Wannsee Conference took place in 1942. The mansion now serves as a museum and education center.

Sachsenhausen Memorial And Museum Located about 20 miles from Berlin by train, Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum was a concentration camp that held over 200,000 prisoners before its liberation in 1945. 

Bebelplatz Bebelplatz in Berlin marks the site of the infamous 1933 Nazi book-burning event. It features a glass plate revealing an underground room with empty bookshelves, accompanied by Heinrich Heine's poignant words warning against such actions.

Olympic Stadium The Reichssportfeld, built by architect Werner March, once served as a site for producing anti-aircraft weapon primers during the war and hosting propaganda events.