Berlin Fire Brigade MuseumBerlin fire fighters take visitors through the exhibition and talk about the dangers of working in the relief units then and now. They're happy to answer your questions! A special exhibition on emergency respiratory protection shows how fire fighters save their colleagues in emergencies. In the museum cinema, the new film “State of Emergency for the Berlin Fire Brigade” will be shown. At the end there'll be fresh popcorn.
Police Historical CollectionR4 Get an idea of how police officers work in the police headquarters! Officers from different departments are ready to answer your questions. Hear about Ernst Gennat, who in 1926 established the first homicide commission in the world and convicted numerous serial murderers. Let the portraitist capture your likeness. In the foyer of the police headquarters the Berlin police's former motorbike sport group greets you. And we'll also cater to your refreshment needs.
Berlin Hemp MuseumR1 R2 The Hanfparade (Hemp Parade) has taken place annually in Berlin since 1997 and is the largest demonstration for the legalisation of cannabis as a raw material, medicine and stimulant. For the Long Night of Museums we are opening the anniversary year "20 Years of the Hemp Parade" and hand the stage over to historical witnesses and fellow travellers. The amply illustrated special exhibition will be supplemented by an acoustic journey through two centuries of legalisation work. The museum cafe also tempts with hemp delicacies.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Information Centre)R1 R5 Visitors can choose from 150 video interviews telling the life stories of those persecuted under National Socialism.
18:00-19:30, 19:00-20:30, 20:00-21:30, 21:00-22:30, 22:00-23:30, 23:00-00:30, 00:00-01:30
Berlin-Hohenschönhausen MemorialR2 Historical witnesses and historians guide visitors through the cells and interrogation rooms in the former state security remand prison and give accounts of the prison conditions.
Stasi Museum BerlinR2 Tom Sello from the Robert Havemann Society presents film material showing the occupation of the Stasi headquarters in September 1990. He illustrates how the events of this time caused a public debate about what should be done with the Stasi files.
18:30-20:00, 20:30-22:00, 22:30-00:00, 00:30-02:00
Berlin-Hohenschönhausen MemorialR2 The Stasi imprisoned those that could not be interrogated for health reasons in the prison hospital. The doctors and nurses were Stasi employees.
St. Matthäus-KircheR1 R3 R4 R5 Inspired by the exhibition “After the Rain”, Sibylle Nägele and Joy Markert from the Literature Salon Potsdamer Staße talk to Helga Cent-Velden, who as a “Trummerfrau” helped to clear the rubble of post-war Berlin.
19:00-19:30, 21:00-21:30, 23:00-23:30
Stasi Museum BerlinR2 From 1950 to 1990 the Ministry for State Security was based in Berlin Lichtenberg. Here over two square kilometres of land was turned into a restricted area. On a tour, experts and historical witnesses address the history and development of the area.
Berlin Wall MemorialR5 Following the construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961, the Versöhnungskirche (Church of Reconciliation) was inaccessible, as it was within the death zone on Bernauer Straße. In 1985 the GDR government had it demolished. After Reunification, the Kapelle der Versöhnung (Chapel of Reconciliation) was constructed on the site. The priest Thomas Jeutner and the chairman of the church's advisory board, Rainer Just, provide insights into the history of the parish, reflecting the division of Berlin, Germany and Europe.
19:30-21:00, 21:30-23:00, 23:30-01:00
Berlin-Hohenschönhausen MemorialR2 Visitors are shown the railway carriage used to transport prisoners ("Grotewohl Express"), the office rooms and the guards' sauna.
Stasi Museum BerlinR2 In September 1990, civil rights activists stormed House 7 of the former Stasi headquarters. They barricaded themselves in the offices and started a hunger strike. Their protest was directed primarily against the progressive destruction of Stasi documents. Occupation participants tell their story.