The Haus der Wannsee Konferenz (English: Wannsee Conference House) was the location of an important meeting between high level Nazi officials to discuss the planning of the Holocaust.
The meeting took place on January 20th, 1942 at the villa on the banks of the Greater Wannsee Lake. These agencies were essentially discussing the logistics of deporting and exterminating European Jews (“The Final Solution to the Jewish Question”). The intended purpose of the meeting was to ensure the cooperation between various agencies of the German government.
Today, the Haus der Wannsee Konferenz is a museum and memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visitors can walk though each room of the villa and learn more about the victims, perpetrators and consequences of the meeting.
Haus der Wannsee Konferenz
- Cost: Free entry (Audio guides: 3,00 EUR)
- Address: Am Großten Wannsee 57, 14109 Berlin
- Toilets: Yes, Free of charge
How to get there
Take the S-Bahn (or Regional) train to S-Bahn Wannsee Station. Then walk outside and hop on the 114 Bus. The 114 Bus runs in a loop starting at the Wannsee Station. If you see it at the station, you don’t need to ask which direction it’s going, just jump on! Your A/B transport ticket that you used to get to Wannsee is also valid on the bus there.
S-Bahn: S1, S7 (to Wannsee Station)
Bus: 114 (Loop)
Within 10 minutes walk
Greater Wannsee Lake