Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum Closed

Stiftung Berliner Mauer

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Between 1949 and 1990, about four million people left East Germany (the GDR) for West Germany (the FRG), with 1.35 milllion of them passing through the Marienfelde Refugee Center in Berlin (Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde). The Marienfelde Refugee Center, which was opened in 1953, supplied refugees with housing and provisions, and was also where refugees completed the official procedure to receive residency permits for West Germany and West Berlin.
Located on the historic site of the Refugee Center, the museum preserves and memorializes the causes, process, and consequences of inner-German flight, exploring not only flight from the GDR itself, but also the offical process of emigration and the subsequent integration of refugees into the FRG. Marienfelde invites you to discover more about this history through its permanent and temporary exhibitions, diverse educational programs, special events, and research projects.

Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum
Marienfelder Allee 66/88
12277 Berlin

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 75 00 84 00
+49 (30) 213 085 200
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 213 085 200
+49 (30) 75 44 66 34
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Tuesday -Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Last entry
Half an hour before closing

Closed because of the Corona-Pandemic

Free entrance
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 213 085 200

Museum Shop

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 75 00 84 00
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