German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

The museum creates a space at the historic location of the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht on 8 May 1945 where a critical analysis of history and how it is remembered, where learning and encounters, and where understanding between Germans and Russians can take place.


We are the German-Russian Museum, located at the historic site of the surrender of the German Armed Forces on 8 May 1945 in Berlin-Karlshorst, a place where two former wartime enemies jointly recall some of their common history. We are a so-far unique bilateral institution sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Russian Federation. We are the only museum in Germany with a permanent exhibition recalling the war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. Along with the genocide of European Jewry and the murder of other populations, this war is part of the large complex of Nazi crimes to which millions fell victim through systematic extermination.

The Historic Location

World War II came to an end in Europe with the act of unconditional surrender which took place in our building. From 1945 to 1949 the former officers’ mess of the German Armed Forces’ Pioneer School served as the seat of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany. After being used for various purposes by the Soviet military, a Soviet surrender museum opened in 1967 and existed until 1994.

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    Öffentliche Führung

    sonntags, 15 Uhr
    kostenfrei, ohne Voranmeldung

  • The Museum has reopend.
    The new permanent exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday
    10 am to 6 pm.
    Closed on Mondays.

  • Address

    Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
    Zwieseler Straße 4
    D-10318 Berlin