Watch where you tread - Stolpersteine


Stolpersteine in the pavement

These small brass-capped blocks are Stolpersteine (stumbling blocks), the work of Cologne-based artist Gunter Demnig. They are set into the pavement outside buildings and each one commemorates a resident who was deported or killed by the Nazis, including not only Jewish people, but also Gypsies, Jehova's Witnesses, political opponents, homosexuals and disabled and mentally ill people.

There are now over 22,000, mainly in Germany, but also in Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Poland, the Czech republic and Ukraine.

U-Bahn: 
Alexanderplatz (U2, U5, U8)
S-Bahn: 
Alexanderplatz (S3, S5, S7, S75)
Location: 
Stolpersteine
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 18
10178 Berlin

Follow @journeytoberlin on Twitter!

  • Catching a book title out the corner of my eye, I read "Nixon's Nuclear Sphincter". Specter. It was specter. I blame American spellings. 3 days 9 hours ago
  • RT : Deutsch ist wirklich eine verdammt schwere Sprache. Tagsüber: Der Weizen Das Korn Abends: Das Weizen Der Korn 1 week 3 days ago
  • A day of fun on the water for €7*...I'd call that a bargain! (*ice cream not included) https://t.co/YUR11WyspW https://t.co/750ysFPEW7 1 week 4 days ago
  • For anyone suffering politics overload...bunnies! They're hopping around the Hansaviertel if you want to pay them a… https://t.co/m9BiruceSt 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • The Otto Bartning exhibition is great if you like architecture and understand German - https://t.co/GIg28Wy3H0 - closes on 18th! 2 weeks 4 days ago
  • Must say that have done a great job with Café Kranzler - really nice chilled out space for watching… https://t.co/Q1QxpsYoJe 2 weeks 6 days ago
  • Not all Beelitz residents are interested in asparagus... https://t.co/cQoyptodrJ 3 weeks 13 hours ago
  • It's a lovely sunny day in Beelitz! This Spargelpfanne with white & green asparagus, tomatoes and penne is the perf… https://t.co/7LoWqyBk2P 3 weeks 14 hours ago
  • RT : Tried some good Ghanaian, Gambian and Egyptian food at Berlin's African Food Festival today. https://t.co/W70cliVoEY 1 month 1 week ago
  • This is a nice documentary (in German) from about building in East and West Berlin: https://t.co/fbddtA9HcN 1 month 1 week ago