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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.


Translated with DeepL

Opening hours,

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

In the museum, the permanent exhibition, the historical rooms on the ground floor with the surrender hall and the museum garden are open.

General distance and hygiene rules apply on the grounds.

Wearing a medical mask is compulsory on the entire grounds of the museum.

In the garden we are showing the exhibition "Springtime in Stalingrad". We have taken this over from our partner museum, the Panorama Museum "Battle of Stalingrad" from Volgograd.

The special exhibition "From Casablanca to Karlshorst" remains closed.

  • 1. January 10:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December closed
  • 26. December regular
  • 31. December closed

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

Soviet prisoners of war at a collection point, probably Belarus, July 3, 1941
Fotograf unbekannt, dpa Picture Alliance

Dimensions of a Crime. Soviet prisoners of war in the Second World War

Open-air exhibition on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the invasion of the Soviet Union

Die Ausstellung "pOSTscriptum" im Garten des Museums Berlin-Karlshorst

Postscriptum - "Eastern Workers" in the German Reich

An exhibition of the Memorial Society, Moscow

Events

Faltplan zum historischen "Geheimen Karlshorst"
Foto: Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

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

Guided Tour

Der Kapitulationssaal im heutigen Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
Foto: Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, Thomas Bruns

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

The museum at the historical place of the surrender on May 8, 1945 - past and present

Guided Tour

Informationstafeln der Open-Air-Ausstellung "Dimensionen eines Verbrechens. Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene im Zweiten Weltkrieg"
Foto: Harry Schnitger, Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Soviet Prisoners of War. Return and memory

A lecture by Esther Meier (German Historical Institute Moscow)

Lecture, talk

Digital

Tickets

Free entrance

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 50 15 08-41

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Library

Accessibility

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Audioguides

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