German-Russian Museum

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German-Russian Museum
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mcmonScotland
Girvan, UK833 contributions
WWII History
Jan. 2020
I visited on a pleasant, sunny January day. Since he weather was nice, I walked from Tierpark U-bahn station (U5) as I wanted to see some of the old Soviet military buildings that were in the area. It took about 20 minutes. I could have taken the tram/bus to get here on public transport though.
The museum is small but, well cared for and well curated. They have lockers for backpacks, coats etc and clean toilets downstairs.
The main hall where the surrender was signed is the main attraction. However, Marshal Zhukov’s office is pretty cool to see also. The exhibits in the upstairs galleries do a great job of relaying the sombre story of the Eastern front, the toll it took on the civilian population and the battle for Berlin. Outside are some static military vehicles and a section of the Berlin wall.
I left via the bus (five-minute trip) to S-bahn station Karlshorst (S3/S5).
Written 8 March 2020
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KrisBerw
Ghent, Belgium359 contributions
The place where the Germans surrended in 1945
Jan. 2020
Located at the historic site of the surrender of the German Armed Forces on 8 May 1945, the museum recalls the war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. Small but interesting museum, free entry.
Written 28 January 2020
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somoslagente
glasgow5,333 contributions
Where the Second World war officially ended.
Dec. 2019 • Family
Definitely worth a visit if you are in Berlin and like history. The museum looks really small from the outside but the exhibition upstairs is really detailed and full of stuff. I felt that the intended layout to follow could have been better signposted as I think we ended up viewing upstairs back to front... which meant that the effort someone had gone to in setting up the exhibitions partly lost its effect.

This museum isnt as far out as I've read some people day.
You can either take the s3 sbahn to karlshorst or you can take the ubahn to tierpark (u5) and then take the bus a few stops. It doesnt take long at all to get there from central Berlin.

The museum is free as well so no complaints at all. I think it is great that this place still exists and hasn't been pushed out the way. Yes it contains much propaganda but that is the point of it. It contains relics from the Soviet era and it gave me a chance to see posters and relics that I hadnt seen before in any other war museum (in or outside Berlin).

*Some stuff is mainly in German and Russian but a lot of items have a small English text beside them.
Written 26 January 2020
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Nicholas B
Manchester, UK6 contributions
Wonderful
Aug. 2019 • Family
What a little gem. It’s quite a trek but well worth it. The museum is situated in a nice suburb of Berlin but the real surprise is inside. In a city where so much history has been obliterated by bombing to see the actual place where the Nazis’s surrendered to the Allies is quite something. The museum is free and well laid out. Each display has an English translation.
Written 3 August 2019
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Soggy63
Edinburgh, UK727 contributions
Fantastic Museum
Jul. 2019 • Couples
What a fantastic museum covering WW2 on the Eastern Front, the Battle of Berlin and surrender of the Third Reich.
My wife and I made the trip out to Karlshorst today and spent three hours transfixed reading of the suffering and human cost of the battles that took place, not only for military personnel but also for millions of civilians.
Anybody who visits this museum and reads and sees the suffering will understand that government may start wars but it is the civilian population that suffer the most and pay the price.
Maybe a few of the heads of state around the world should pay this place a visit and learn from the past.
Written 31 July 2019
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Mark J
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada190 contributions
Well done, great museum!
Jun. 2019 • Solo
This was my favourite museum in Berlin. I love WWII history and this addressed what is often neglected in Western history classes - the Eastern Front, which really was the main one in terms of battles and lives lost. The museum is a solid 20-25 minute walk from the metro, so heads-up on that. But sooo worth it. Less biased than other museums, I find. If in Berlin again, I would return, I liked it so much. Also not at all crowded (probably since it's not in the city centre). I got the audioguide, and do recommend that to augment the experience.
Written 19 June 2019
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Jim J
Ingleburn, Australia165 contributions
Great Insight to Events
May 2019 • Couples
This museum is free but there is a charge for the audio tape. There is a range of Soviet tanks and artillery pieces on display in the grounds. From a historical perspective this museum is a must see. The unconditional surrender of Germany’s forces was signed in this building thus ending WW2. The room has been maintained as it was on the day of the surrender. The museum was started whilst this part of Berlin was still in the Soviet sector so the Soviet bias is evident but that doesn’t detract from the overall impact. A lot of the museum has English translations so not a problem in understanding the exhibits.
If you are a history buff then this is definitely for you.
Written 12 May 2019
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Paul R
UK316 contributions
Great museum with few visitors
Sep. 2018 • Friends
This is where the war in Europe ended with the final German surrender. The surrender room itself has been very well preserved. The museum upstairs is very modern and has been heavily changed since this was part of East Germany. Due to its location it doesn't seem to get a lot of visitors which is a shame for such a historic site. Very happy that we went.
Written 13 October 2018
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Pathfinder112642
8 contributions
Propaganda
Sep. 2018 • Family
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Full of Russian propaganda and lies!
Written 29 September 2018
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Lena C
Moldova17 contributions
World War II History
Mar. 2018 • Family
If you want tot know more about WWII history, you must visit German-Russian Museum. You'll find out about the terror of the Nazi regim, war time photos, objects of every day life. Here was signed the unconditional surrender on 8th of May. Please take an audioguide, you won't regret.
Written 7 August 2018
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