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Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Kapitulationssaal
Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Kapitulationssaal. Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Blick in die Dauerausstellung
Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Blick in die Dauerausstellung. Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Blick in die Dauerausstellung
Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Blick in die Dauerausstellung. Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Blick in die Dauerausstellung
Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Blick in die Dauerausstellung. Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Blick in die Dauerausstellung
Foto: Thomas Bruns
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Blick in die Dauerausstellung. Foto: Thomas Bruns
Eingang des Museums Berlin-Karlshorst
Foto: Pascal Prüeß, Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

With the unconditional surrender in the great hall of the museum, a former officers' mess of the Wehrmacht Pioneer School, the Second World War in Europe ended on May 8, 1945. From 1945 to 1949, the building served as the headquarters of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany.

in 1967, the Soviet surrender museum was opened here. After the agreements on the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Germany, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Soviet Union decided in 1990 to jointly build a museum on this site to commemorate the German Reich's war of extermination against the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945. It was opened in 1995.

Since 2013, the permanent exhibition has documented the war from the perspective of the German and Soviet actors. The territories occupied by the Wehrmacht were not only the territory where the murder of European Jews began.

German warfare and occupation rule also included other crimes such as the mass deaths of Soviet prisoners of war or the planned starvation of millions of civilians. The exhibition also deals with the consequences of the Second World War that reach into the present.

The museum also organizes special exhibitions, discussions, film series, scientific conferences and the annual May 8 events.


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Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Location,

Zwieseler Straße 4, 10318 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 50 15 08-10

Fax,

+49 (30) 50 15 08-40

Website,

www.museum-karlshorst.de

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Free entrance

Exhibitions

View of the permanent exhibition "Germany and the Soviet Union in the Second World War 1941-1945".
Foto/Photo: Thomas Bruns, Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Germany and the Soviet Union in the Second World War 1941-1945

A permanent exhibition about the war of extermination against the Soviet Union

Open air exhibition "Blockaded Winners – Divided Berlin. 75 Years Airlift", 29.6.23–12.5.24
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Foto: Harry Schnitger

Blockaded Victors – Divided Berlin. 75 Years Airlift

Open-Air-Exhibition at Tempelhof Airport

Events

© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Foto: Jakow Rjumkin

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Lviv 1944 - Change of rule and violence in western Ukraine

International event series "History in Conflict. 1944 - A year between the fronts"

Lecture, talk

Educational offers in the museum
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
Educational offers in the museum

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Jewish victims in the war of extermination

As part of the Senior Citizens' University of the Lichtenberg district

Guided Tour

Gewagte Herleitung zu möglichem Atomkrieg mit alliierten Flugzeugen in einer Berliner Zeitung.
© AlliiertenMuseum Berlin / Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung

Flughafen Tempelhof, Ehrenhof

New Cold War? What does 1948/49 have to do with the present (or not)?

Program accompanying the exhibition "Blocked Victors - Divided Berlin. 75 Years of the Airlift"

Lecture, talk

Der Kapitulationssaal im Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Foto: Harry Schnitger

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Guided tour through the Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Place of the capitulation May 1945

Guided Tour

8
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

8 May 2024

Programme for the 79th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe

Guided Tour, Lecture, talk, Miscellaneous

Heutiger Wohnpark auf ehemaligem Kasernengebiet
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Foto: Margot Blank

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

District tour "Secret Karlshorst. Searching for clues in the former Soviet restricted area"

Guided Tour

Digital

Tickets

Free entrance

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 50 15 08-41

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Library

Accessibility

Mehr zur Barrierefreiheit bei mobidat.net  

Audioguides

In German, English, French, Polish, Russisch, Ukrainisch.

Nearby

Stefan Ostermeyer

Museum for children

Alice - Museum for Children

Stiftung Reinbeckhallen
© Stiftung Reinbeckhallen. Foto: Michel Koczy
Stiftung Reinbeckhallen

Exhibition house

Stiftung Reinbeckhallen

Collection for Contemporary Art

Besucher vor dem Industriesalon Schöneweide
Foto: Susanne Reumschüssel
Besucher vor dem Industriesalon Schöneweide

Museum of Technology

Industriesalon Schöneweide

Das Gelände des Dokumentationszentrums 2017
Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit / A. Schoelzel
Das Gelände des Dokumentationszentrums 2017. Foto: Andreas Schoelzel

Documentation Center

Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre

Topography of Terror Foundation

© SPB / Foto: Natalie Toczek
Das Treptower Riesenfernrohr in der Archenhold-Sternwarte der Stiftung Planetarium Berlin.

Planetarium

Archenhold-Sternwarte

Stiftung Planetarium Berlin

Gedenkstätte im ehemaligen Gefängnis in Köpenick
© Uwe Meinel

Memorial

Memorial of Köpenick Week of Blood June 1933

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