House of the Wannsee Conference was a beautiful lakeside villa built in 1914 by pharmaceutical magnate Ernst Marmlier. The imposing mansion later became involved in one of the darkest hours in history. Today the Villa serves as the Memorial and Educational Site House of the Wannsee Conference.
A few years after being built, the home was aquired by German industrialist Friedrich Minoux. In 1941 he was jailed and fined for business fraud against the Berlin Gasworks. From behined bars he sold the villa to a foundation that was aquiring properties to be used by members of the SS and their families for rest and recreation.
No one knows everything that was said during the meeting of high-ranking Nazi officials when they met in this mansion on January 20th 1942, but the subject of the meeting was the so-called "final solution to the Jewish question". The meeting lasted less than 2 hours. History tells us what the 'solution' turned out to be.
A permanent exhibit on the main floor carefully documents events leading up to and during the holocaust via texts and photographs.
In a reconstruction of the meeting room you'll see photographs of the participants along with the minutes of the meeting as recorded by Adolf Eichmann.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
House of the Wannsee Conference is only a 5 minute walk north from Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee so we suggest visiting both at the same time, especially since they are a good distance away from the city center.
Facts For Your VisitFee: No
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Am Großen Wannsee 56 - 58
Phone: +49 30 8050010
Sil N. Nov-05-2017
So we were done with our sightseeing and we decided to take a small trip to Wannsee. If you're in Berlin for more than 2 days it's worth the train and... Read More
Dominique S. Apr-24-2015
Located in the beautiful and quiet Wannsee neighborhood, situated among big houses and trees, is the Wannsee-Konferenz. It was a meeting point for senior... Read More
Peter O. Jul-07-2016
This is one those places that's both beautiful and terrifying at the same time. Here, on 20 January 1942, a conference was held to discuss the... Read More
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Nearest S-Bahn Line(s): S1, S7
Nearest S-Bahn Station(s): Wannsee
Take the S-Bahn to Berlin Wannsee Station. From there it is about a 5 minute bus ride on the #114 bus. Disembark at Am Großen Wannsee.
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