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(Unter den Linden)
10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0)30 25 0025 (Touristen Information)
This historical square is surrounded by the Humboldt university buildings, the State Opera House and the Berliner Dom. Bebelplatz stands just off the grand avenue of Unter den Linden. Bebelplatz is most famous as the place of the Nazi book burning in 1933 when members of the Nazi party burned the books of academics that they felt were unsympathetic to their political movement. This included works by Karl Marx, Alfred Kerr and Kurt Tucholsky. An underground library full of shelves of empty books stands as a memorial of this and can be seen through a glass window in the middle of the square.