Plötzensee, named after the nearby lake where Berliners go bathing in the summer, is the chilling prison where 3,000 people – mostly members of the anti-Nazi opposition - were brutally executed during Hitler’s Third Reich.
© Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand
The exhibition next door exhibition chronicles the perversions of the Nazi justice system, climaxing in the 1944 executions of over 100 people responsible for the failed assassination attempt on Hitler orchestrated by Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg. For more detailed information on the many men and women who belonged to anti-Nazi resistance such as Thomas Mann, Sophie Scholl and Käthe Köllwitz it is worth while visiting the full documentation centre at the Bendler Block or German Resistance Memorial Centre (see Gedenkstätte Deutcher Widerstand).
Hüttigpfad 1613627 Berlin
- +49 30 26 99 50 00
- Opening Hours
- March-October: daily 9-17
November-February: daily 9-16
Closed on December 24-26 and December 31 - January 1
- Admission Fee
- Admission free
Source: Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
| Last edited: 29. November 2019