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permanant exhibition of the berliner unterwelten e.V.
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permanant exhibition of the berliner unterwelten e.V.
© Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Holger Happel

Albert Speer's plans for Berlin were not utopian, but a concrete building project. As General Building Inspector, the architect designed broad axes and monumental buildings of enormous dimensions that were intended to demonstrate the Nazi system's claim to power. Berlin would no longer have served as a living space for its inhabitants, but as a representation space for the regime. For the realization of the plans Speer demanded and supported expulsions, deportations and forced labor. In the aspired new construction of the metropolis, vision and crime were inextricably linked.

The history exhibition of the Berliner Unterwelten e.V. illuminates architecture and urban planning in Berlin during the Nazi era and analyses the ideological objectives and criminal consequences. In addition, legends surrounding the "world capital Germania" are deconstructed. The multimedia exhibition invites visitors to independently explore the multi-layered topic. In its seven thematic sections, the exhibition presents selected building projects and sheds light on the constructional, social and ideological backgrounds - always in the context of the crimes committed for the "redesign": Expulsion, deportation and forced labor. The rooms on a mezzanine floor in the Gesundbrunnen subway station provide the appropriate location for the exhibition.

Opening hours,

  • Monday-Friday closed
  • Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday closed
Last entry

16:00

Special hours

19.5.2024 International Museumsday (free entrance)
27. – 30.12.2024


Closed

18.5.2024

  • 24. December 2024 closed
  • 25. December 2024 closed
  • 26. December 2024 closed
  • 1. January 2025 closed

Location,

Berlin Underworlds Museum
Brunnenstraße 105, 13355 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 499 105-17

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+49 (30) 499 105-19

Website,

www.mythos-germania.de

Prices,

Admission price 6,00 €

Reduced price 5,00 €

Reduction for pupils, trainees, students, unemployed persons, members of the Federal Volunteer Service, severely disabled persons and holders of a Berlin WelcomeCard.

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Myth Germania - Vision and Crime (Eds.: Dagmar Thorau and Gernot Schaulinski)

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