Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum

The Berlin Wall Foundation has two locations: The Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse and the Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum.

The Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum is the central museum in Germany dedicated to the history of flight and emigration from East Germany.

Between 1949 and 1990, about four million people left East Germany for West Germany; 1.35 million of them passed through the Marienfelde Refugee Center in Berlin, which opened in 1953. The center supplied refugees with housing and provisions. It was also where refugees completed the official procedure to receive residency permits for West Germany and West Berlin.

Located on the historic site of the Refugee Center, the museum documents the causes, development and consequences of inner-German flight. Marienfelde invites you to take advantage of its permanent and temporary exhibitions, diverse educational programs, special events, and research projects to learn more about the history of flight and emigration in divided Germany.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Admission is free

Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde
Stiftung Berliner Mauer
Marienfelder Allee 66/80
D - 12277 Berlin

Public Transportation: 
S-Bahn: S 2 (S-Bhf. Marienfelde)

An 8 min. walk from the S-Bahn station

Bus M77: Exit at Stegerwaldstrasse

Arriving by car