Genslerstr. 66, 13055 Berlin, Germany
Telefon: 0049 - 30 – 98 60 82 - 30
Fax: 0049 - 30 – 98 60 82 - 34
Please use our contact-site if you want to send us an email. Thank you.
April to October:
Daily at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
November to March:
Monday to Friday at 2.30 p.m., at week-ends 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Please note: Additional tours on 28./29./30. December at 11.30 a.m.
The museum is closed on 1 January, 24, 25, 26 and 30 December.
Regular fee 6 Euro, concessions*) 3 Euro, Students 1 Euro
*) university students, handicapped persons, Berlinpass-holders
You are welcome to join these tours with up to six people. A reservation is not necessary. No pets allowed!
Guided tours for non-German groups
The Memorial offers guided tours in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish and Norwegian, daily between 9am and 4pm.
Due to the growing demand, groups are requested to register as early as possible.
If you are planning to visit the Memorial as a group, you can register with the Visitors' Service either by phone, letter, or email. The Visitors' Service then appoints a guide for your tour and coordinates the times with you, confirming the planned date of your visit and providing the details for payment. The Visitors' Service also offers a fee-based service for accompanying film teams (permission to film has to be obtained in advance). Therefore please contact the media support service.
Regular admission: Every 25 participants per group pay a fee of 85 Euro.
Reduced fee: Every 25 participants per group pay a fee of 70 Euro.
School groups: Every 25 participants per group pay a fee of 25 Euro.
Please note, that it is only possible to view the extensive prison complex on an official guided tour. The guided tours team has more than 70 freelance members, most of which are former inmates, who also relate the tour to their own experience in the remand prison. Nevertheless it cannot be guaranteed that the tour will be guided by an eyewitness!
Since our tour guides were imprisoned for a variety of reasons during different periods of persecution, they provide an insight into a broad spectrum of political persecution in the GDR. As part of the Memorial's civic education programme, our guides are also available for longer eyewitness interviews.
“I recently visited the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, and I wanted to express my sincere thanks to you for providing such a powerful experience. The hours I spent there were the most impactful hours of my visit to Berlin, and I will remember it for the rest of my life.”
Nena G. / USA, June 2014
“Thank you for some extremely wise words. You managed to teach me some dark history, made me understand the horror of the past, and make me leave with hope, and a smile on my face.”
Unknown, May / June 2014