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Myth of Germania – Vision and Crime Permanent Exhibition

Mythos Germania 2014 -- Titelbild

Since 1997, the Berlin Underworlds Association has been researching the history of Berlin’s hidden city, beneath its soil, with the goal of further exploration into the development and documentation of historical structures. Through numerous tours, the Association attempts to provide a realistic insight into the rapid urban development of the 19th century, the military history of Germany’s capital, and the division of Berlin. With this latest project, the Association intends to create a permanent location to provide information on the urban planning of the Nazi era. The multimedia exhibition ‘Myth of Germania – Vision and Crime’, invites visitors to independently explore this complex topic.

The vast project of planning Hitler’s Germania was not meant merely to serve Berlin’s citizens with a modernized habitat, but rather as a representation of the Nazi regime's sheer power. With a project that seemed inconceivable to most, the foundations were supported by Speer’s policies of expulsion, deportation and slave labour. By combining these factors, we can see how the attempted development of this new metropolis was inevitably linked with crimes against humanity.

The historical exhibition of the Berlin Underworlds Association displays the architecture and urban planning in Berlin during the Nazi era, the ideological objectives of the Nazi regime and the criminal methods used in its pursuit. With these goals in mind, the exhibition attempts to analyze and deconstruct the legends surrounding the hotly debated topic of the “World Capital of Germania”.

Opening Hours 

Open all year:

  • April until End of October Thursday through Sunday 11a.m. to 6p.m. (last entry 5.30p.m.)
  • November until End of March Saturday and Sunday 11a.m. to 4p.m. (last entry 3.30p.m.)

Additional opening hours around national holidays:

  • Monday, October 3rd, 11a.m. to 6p.m. (last entry 5.30p.m.)
  • 2016, December 27th until 2017, January 8th (except 2017 January 1st) daily 11a.m. to 4p.m. (last entry 3.30p.m.)
  • The exhibition is closed on December 24th and 25th and on January 1st.

Please note: The ticket sales is only open until 4 p.m.!

Ticket Sales 

Tickets are not available at the exhibition entrance!

Tickets are only available in the pavilion next to the south entrance of the Gesundbrunnen underground station (in front of ‘Kaufland’), Brunnenstraße 105, 13355 Berlin (take the exit in the direction of Humboldthain Park, Brunnenstraße). Map

Ticket sales open until 4p.m.
Entry to the exhibition until 5p.m.

Admission 6 € (reduced 5 €)
Combi-ticket 3 € (in combination with a Berliner Unterwelten tour)

We only take cash as payment, credit/debit cards are not accepted!

The general terms and conditions of Berliner Unterwelten e.V. apply.

How to get to the exhibition 

After you bought the tickets…
Enter the subway station next to the ticket sales (Brunnenstraße 105).
Go downstairs to the U8 subway platform.
Follow the subway platform to the opposite end (exit Badstraße)
Take the stairs (not the escalator).
The exhibition entrance is located on the right-hand side of the third flight of stairs.

Important notes 
  • Due to the structural conditions of the exhibition the maximum capacity of the space is limited to 99 visitors at a time. We apologize for any possible delays and appreciate your understanding.
  • Due to limits imposed by the structure of the building, unfortunately, there is no disabled access. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for guests.
  • Flat footwear is obligatory. (Heels are prohibited.)
  • Filming and photographing are generally not permitted in the exhibition due to copyright issues.
  • The exhibition is not appropriate for children under 7 years old. The displays and content are aimed at adults and can only be recommended for children 14 years or older.
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