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.
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Many indoor and even some outdoor tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. If the hours of operation are shown below, they may not reflect these closures. Please verify hours with any attraction before visiting.
We believe the measures being taken are absolutely neccessary to preserve lives and we pray for everyone and their families as the world works together to get through this crisis.
- Monday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Am Großen Wannsee 56 - 58
Phone: +49 30 8050010
BlowIn I. Jul-20-2013
Truly excellent this Villa has been preserved as a memorial site. In the exhibition in the rooms of the villa, visitors will find documentation on the... Read More
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
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How to get to House of the Wannsee Conference by S-Bahn
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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