At the Foundation of Our Democracy

The Cemetery of the March Revolution

The Cemetery of the March Fallen

Show location on map
Ausstellung Paul Singer e.V.

Many of the Berliners who took to the streets on 18 March 1848 for a better life were simple, often young people. Most of them were bitterly poor. Numerous apprentices, craftsmen and workers were there, including some women. They were all united by the courage to use their lives for social improvements and civil liberties.

255 victims of the Berlin March Revolution are buried in the Cemetery of the March Revolution. The cemetery was built especially for them. It is not only an authentic place of the revolutionary events, but was consciously created as a monument in memory of the revolution and the fallen barricade fighters.

In November and December 1918 the first victims of the 1918/19 revolution were buried in the Cemetery of the March Revolution. It was thus a memorial for two revolutions and still stands today for the epoch-spanning struggle for freedom and co-determination.

Exhibition “At the Foundation of Our Democracy"

Visit our extended multimedia exhibition in a converted sea container and on the outside grounds and learn more about the revolutions of 1848 and 1918.
The exciting and eventful history of the Cemetery of the March Revolution and of commemoration in the various political systems is also told.

There is an audio guide for children who are 10 years and older.

The Cemetery of the March Fallen
Ernst-Zinna-Weg 1
10249 Berlin

Service Telephone
+49 (030) 5873 90-40
+49 (030) 5873 90-39
Booking Telephone
+49 (030) 58739039

1. March 2020 - 31. October 2020

Monday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

The cemetery and the outdoor exhibition are open daily from 10:00 - 18:00. The exhibition container remains closed during the covid 19 pandemic due to its small width. There will be no public guided tours.


1. November 2020 - 28. February 2021

Monday - Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday - Sunday
10:00 - 16:00

In January and February the exhibition container is only open Friday to Sunday.

Free entrance
Booking Telephone
+49 (030) 58739039

Suitable for disabled

It is possible to visit the cemetery and the exhibition with walking aids or wheelchairs. However, we are currently unable to offer any services for visitors with impaired hearing or vision. We ask for your understanding.


Back to top