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The New Guardhouse, located at Unter den Linden boulevard in the Mitte district, is the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Victims of War and Dictatorship.
It is located between the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German History Museum) or former Armoury and Humboldt University. This was Karl Friedrich Schinkel's first important building commission in Berlin and is now part of his classical architectural legacy to Berlin. Erected in 1818 as a monument to the victims of the anti-Napoleonic wars it has been the reunited Federal Republic of Germany's main monument for the commemoration of the victims of war and tyranny since 1993.
History of the New Guardhouse
Käthe Kollwitz's Pietà
The classical elements include the cubic form reminiscent of a roman Castrum with a sandstone vestibule. The columns are decorated with metal Victorias in place of the classical triglyph and metope frieze.
Photo Gallery (in German)
New Guardhouse Information
Unter den Linden 410117 Berlin
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- Karl Friedrich Schinkel
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| Last edited: 16. November 2020