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Snow at The Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park

Archway at the entrance to the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in BerlinThe Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park is one of the most impressive sights in Berlin in any weather but adding a blanket of snow takes the wow factor up a notch.

Nicht Vergessen at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

The memorial, which covers an area of about 100,000 square metres is also a cemetery – 5,000 of the approximately 80,000 soldiers killed in the Battle of Berlin are buried here.

A statue of Mother Russia at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

A snow covered Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

Kneeling Soldier Statue at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

Soldier Statue (Sergeant of Guards Nikolai Masalov) at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

When I visited on a snowy day in December 2012 someone had made a regiment of miniature snowmen who stood guard over the memorial.

A snowman at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

Snowmen at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

A snowman at the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

There is always something about the scale of the monument and tranquillity of the setting that fosters a reflective mood but the snow seems to add an extra dimension to the stillness and quiet.

The entrance to a snow covered Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park in Berlin

If you’d like to know more about the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park and see how it looks in summer click here.

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4 Responses to Snow at The Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park

  1. fotoeins 17 December, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Looked cold, which meant some more dramatic shots. Great wintry post, D!

  2. lostfunzone 17 December, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    great shots!

  3. deutschbitte 20 December, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    This looks amazing! I wish I had thought to visit in the snow, but maybe when the next snowfall comes!

    • andBerlin 20 December, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

      I’d recommend a visit and I’m sure you won’t have to wait too long for it to snow again.

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