Your visit

Located in the city centre of Potsdam, the Lindenstrasse memorial site bears witness to the history of political persecution and violence under the different dictatorships in 20th century Germany. It is also a testament to the triumph of democracy in the Peaceful Revolution of 1989/90. A permanent exhibition illustrates the eventful history of the former court and prison complex under National Socialism, during the Soviet occupation, in the German Democratic Republic and during the Peaceful Revolution.

This is supplemented by various special exhibitions and events. We also offer guided tours, eyewitness discussions, seminars, further education activities and project days.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
(last admission 17:30)

Public guided tour (duration: 90 minutes)
Every Saturday, 14:00

Accessibility: Unfortunately, our house is not wheelchair accessible. The detention center is only accessible via stairs and narrow corridors. Only part of the permanent exhibition on the ground floor of the front building has limited access. In addition, the prison yard can be visited if you have reduced mobility and there is a wheelchair-accessible media station on the ground floor, with which you can move virtually through the memorial and listen to the audio guide. An audio guide in German easy language is available at the entrance at all times.


Flexible entrance fee
According to your wishes and possibilities:  € 0.00 – 10.00

Flexible tour price (public tour)
According to your wishes and possibilities: € 0.00 – 15.00

Audio guide
€ 4.00

Free entry & audio guides for
Students, refugees, former detainees

All admission charges cover both permanent and special exhibitions.