Museums and Collections




The NS Documentation Center stands on the site of the former party headquarters of the NSDAP, the so-called "Brown House". From 1930 to 1945, the entire Reich leadership was housed there in a classicist aristocratic palace from 1828. After World War II, the ruins were demolished and the site remained undeveloped until 2012. In a competition for the Nazi Documentation Center, the design by architects Georg, Scheel and Wetzel won. The cube with an edge length of 22.5 meters made of fine, white exposed concrete stands in stark contrast to its surroundings. It does not join the ranks of the Führer buildings, but towers above them in height. Thus, the cube marks the location of the perpetrators without reference to the "Brown House". Through the louvered windows, some of which are several stories high, visitors nevertheless see the surrounding relics of the Nazi era. They thus become part of the documentation. The four exhibition levels are each divided into two L-shaped rooms. Two-story air spaces link the levels, which you can see from the outside in the over-corner glazing. Under the cube and the forecourt are two basement levels, which house a reading room and an auditorium for 200 people. The square terrace of rough concrete slabs is named after Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer, who died in 2016. In 2018, the square was dedicated to him for his unique social commitment. Facing the street, you can see the media artwork "Brienner 45" by the brothers Benjamin and Emanuel Heisenberg. Film collages of key documents from the Nazi era and historical as well as contemporary images run on the screens, which are recessed like the remains of a wall. 

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© NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Orla Connolly & Jens Weber


The building is barrier-free accessible.

The museum has two lifts. Access to all rooms is guaranteed.

Barrier-free toilets are located on the ground floor and basement.

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No 27 to Karolinenplatz

Underground (U-Bahn)
U2 to Königsplatz or Theresienstraße
U3 | U6 to Odeonsplatz or Universität
U4 | U5 to Odeonsplatz

We recommend the use of public transportation. Parking is not available.

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NS-Dokumentationszentrum München

Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1
(former Brienner Straße 34)
80333 München


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