German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

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Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Kapitulationssaal. Foto: Thomas Bruns Foto: Thomas Bruns

The German-Russian Museum (Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst) is located at the historic site of the surrender of the German Armed Forces on 8 May 1945 in Berlin-Karlshorst, a place where two former wartime enemies jointly recall some of their common history. It is up until now a unique bilateral institution sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Russian Federation. It is the only museum in Germany with a permanent exhibition recalling the war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. Along with the genocide of European Jewry and the murder of other populations, this war is part of the large complex of Nazi crimes to which millions fell victim through systematic extermination.
World War II came to an end in Europe with the act of unconditional surrender which took place in the museum's main building. From 1945 to 1949 the former officers’ mess of the German Armed Forces’ Pioneer School served as the seat of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany. After being used for various purposes by the Soviet military, a Soviet surrender museum opened in 1967 and existed until 1994.

German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
Zwieseler Straße 4
10318 Berlin

+49 (30) 50 15 08-10
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 50 15 08-41
+49 (30) 50 15 08-40
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Social Networks
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Tuesday -Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Currently only the museum garden is accessible. The new open-air special exhibition »Vergesst uns nicht ...« can be visited. (The exhibition »Vergesst uns nicht ...« is in German only.)

The permanent exhibition and the special exhibition “From Casablanca to Karlshorst” are still closed, but will also be accessible soon.

1. January
24. December
25. December
26. December
31. December
Free entrance
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 50 15 08-41

Museum Shop, Library

  • limited suitability for visual impairments limited suitability for visual impairments
  • limited wheelchair accessibility limited wheelchair accessibility
  • limited wheelchair-friendly WC facilities limited wheelchair-friendly WC facilities
  • wheelchair-friendly lift wheelchair-friendly lift
  • Parking for disabled persons Parking for disabled persons
  • Signet "Accessible Berlin" Signet "Accessible Berlin"

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