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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
  • 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

Pudhys on Gorky Street in Moscow, June 1979 © Museum Berlin-Karlshorst / Detlev Steinberg
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst / Detlev Steinberg
Pudhys on Gorky Street in Moscow, June 1979

On the road through the Soviet Union

The inquisitive view of the GDR photo correspondent Detlev Steinberg

Events

Museum Karlshorst: Capitulation Hall - historical site of the surrender of the Wehrmacht leadership to the Allies on May 8, 1945 © Museum Berlin-Karlshorst | Photo: Thomas Bruns
© Museum Berlin-Karlshorst | Foto: Thomas Bruns
Karlshorst Museum with a view of the surrender hall - historical site of the surrender of the Wehrmacht leadership to the Allies on May 8, 1945

Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

Public guided tour

The museum at the historic site of the surrender on 8 May 1945 - past and present

Guided Tour

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.

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