Museum is open

In the museum the permanent exhibition and the historical rooms on the ground floor with the surrender hall and the museum garden with the exhibition "Dimensions of a crime. Soviet prisoners of war in world war II" are open for visitors.

The following visiting rules currently apply:

  • There is no compulsory corona-test.
  • Currently, a maximum of 40 people can stay in the museum building at the same time. Visitors therefor please register in advance for their visit, by telephone 030 501 508 10 or via the online booking system.
  • Booking of guided tours for groups here:
  • The general distance and hygiene rules apply on the premises.
  • A FFP2 mask has to be worn inside the building.
  • We recommend wearing a mask outdoors.


On September 26, 2021 the museum opens already at 8 a.m.


80 years attack on the Soviet Union:

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the attack on the Soviet Union, the museum focuses on the many fateful paths of Soviet prisoners of war and shows the open-air exhibition "Dimensions of a crime. Soviet prisoners of war in World War II". There is an accompanying programme for the exhibition.

The exhibition was opened on June 18, 2021 by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. During the event, he gave the central commemorative speech on the 80th anniversary of the German attack on the Soviet Union.

A video of the opening event can be found on the website of the Office of the Federal President:



Public tours take place every Sunday:

  • sundays 11 a.m. public tour "Secret Karlshorst. The former Soviet restricted area" (in German language)
  • sundays 3 p.m. public tour through the open-air exhibition "Dimensions of a crime. Soviet prisoners of war in World War II" (in German language)

You can find more information here.