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The German-Russian Museum is housed in the former School of Pioneers in the Karlshorst District of Berlin. The building has a historical significance because the instrument of surrender was signed in the former officer?s mess on 8/9th May 1945 that ended WW2 in Europe. The museum covers major parts of the history between Germany and the Soviet Union before, during and after WW2. A copy of the surrender document is on display, together with a uniform of Marshall Zhukov, a film of the signing of the surrender document and the officer?s mess is laid out as on the night of surrender. The staff at the museum are friendly and some English is spoken, there is a small café, cloakroom and entrance to the museum is free. The exhibits only have information in German and Russian so it is essential to purchase a guide book in English that gives an overall explanation of the various rooms and exhibits. Outside the museum there are some artillery pieces and vehicles. This is a little known museum but a must for anyone with an interest in the history of WW2.

Address: Zwieseler Strasse 4, Berlin 10318
Directions: Its on the corner with Rheinsteinstrasse. Its about 20 mins walk from Karlshorst Station or take the #396 bus.
Phone: +49 30 501508-10
Website: http://www.museum-karlshorst.de

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  • Updated Oct 23, 2007
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