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© Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Frieder Salm
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© Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Holger Happel
© Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Holger Happel
© Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Holger Happel

The Berlin Underworlds Association (Verein Berliner Unterwelten) was founded in 1997 and is devoted to exploring a unique chapter in the history of Berlin: it performs research into the various structures found in the city's underground and makes them available for guided tours. Among many other things, guests are invited to visit WWII bunkers and so-called "ghost train stations" ("Geisterbahnhöfe") and also to find out about Cold War escape attempts to the West via tunnels and canals.
One of the tours – called "Dunkle Welten" or "Dark Worlds" – takes place in a former civilian bunker in the Gesundbrunnen U-Bahn station, which the association has rented since 1998. This bunker, which was built into the U-Bahn tunnel in 1941/42, was designed to give shelter to roughly 1,300 Berliners during bombing raids: however, sometimes over three times that number found shelter here. The Berlin Underworlds Association maintains the complex in its original state, and the various steel doors and ventilation systems give visitors an idea of the intense environment in these narrow, stuffy rooms.
The Berlin Underworlds Association also has four floors of exhibits showcasing other underground facilities, such as the pipe mail network, brewery cellars and sewers. For example, a number of photographs and items focus on the "Fahrerbunker," which belonged to the Reich Chancellery and was discovered in 1990. The exhibition also showcases a very special find in a Tempelhof bunker: a list of forced labourers who worked at an electric company during WWII.  

Opening hours,

  • Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Accessible only with a guided tour, different tour hours during the season. Please, check the current tour programme on the website (calender). Access with a online-bought ticket only. No tiket sales on site. Info: www.berliner-unterwelten.de/en

Location,

Brunnenstraße 105, 13355 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 499 105-17

Fax,

+49 (30) 499 105-19

Website,

www.berliner-unterwelten…

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Admission price 13,00 €

(plus advance sales fee)

Reduced price 11,00 €

(plus advance sales fee) Reduced price for Schoolchildren, trainees and students are subject to proof of status. There are also discounts for those able to verify that they are unemployed, members of the Bundesfreiwilligendienst (State Volunteer Service), or are severely disabled

Exhibitions

© Philipp Dase

Hitler's Plans for Berlin

Myth of Germania – Vision and Crime

Events

Berlin Underworlds Museum

YouTube-Kanal Berliner Unterwelten e.V.

Miscellaneous

© Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Holger Happel

Berlin Underworlds Museum

Virtuelle Tour 2 – »Vom Flakturm zum Trümmerberg«

mit 360°-Aufnahmen und Live-Guide via »Zoom«

Digital Guided Tour

© Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Aranka Haneke

Berlin Underworlds Museum

Virtual Guided Tour 1 – »Dark Worlds«

with 360-degree images and Live-Guide via Zoom

Digital Guided Tour

© Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Holger Happel

Berlin Underworlds Museum

Virtuelle Tour 3 – »Bunker, U-Bahn, Kalter Krieg«

mit 360°-Aufnahmen und Live-Guide via »Zoom«

Digital Guided Tour

Digital Service

Tickets

Admission price

13,00 €

(plus advance sales fee)

Reduced price

11,00 €

(plus advance sales fee) Reduced price for Schoolchildren, trainees and students are subject to proof of status. There are also discounts for those able to verify that they are unemployed, members of the Bundesfreiwilligendienst (State Volunteer Service), or are severely disabled

Group ticket

https://bit.ly/36yPCsf

Services

  • Museum Shop

Accessibility

Due to limits imposed by the structure of the bunkers, our tours are not handicapped accessible.

Audioguides