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Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

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    The tank memorial in front of the Berlin-Karlshorst Museum is decorated with flowers during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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    "1941-1945 - Glory to the Great Victory" is written in Cyrillic letters in the entrance hall of the museum in Berlin-Karlshorst.

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    "Ort der Kapitulation" ("Place of surrender") is written on the wall at the Berlin-Karlshorst Museum.

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    The hall of surrender.

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On May 8, 1945 the end of World War II in Europe was decided in the building of the Museum Karlshorst (formerly the German-Russian Museum) with the surrender of the German Wehrmacht. This historic event is commemorated at the museum.

The museum's permanent exhibition focuses on the war of conquest and extermination waged by the German Reich against the Soviet Union from June 1941. Both sides of the historical events - i.e. both the German warfare and the Soviet defense - are presented. The museum also holds regular special exhibitions and educational events, including lectures, panel discussions, readings and more.

Historical Objects, Photographs and Film Documents

Numerous photographs, documents and original objects illustrate the relationship between the German Reich and the Soviet Union during World War II. Over 50,000 photographs and prints document the German-Soviet war and the presence of Russian soldiers in Germany. A larger time span is covered by the museum's document collection, which reflects the relations between the two states from World War I to the present day in historical documents, letters and maps. The museum's collection of objects shows mainly militaria from the Second World War.

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Zwieseler Str. 4
10318 Berlin
+49 (0)30 501 508 10
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wheelchair accessible. A rental wheelchair is available for visitors.
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Last edited: 6 September 2023