Memorial and information site for the victims of the National Socialist “euthanasia” murders

The “Memorial to the Victims of the Nazi ‘Euthanasia’ Murders” at the historical site of the planning headquarters, in Berlin’s Tiergartenstrasse 4, commemorates the murder of tens of thousands of patients from sanatoriums and nursing homes as well as “racially” and socially undesirable people.
The winning design by the architect Ursula Wilms as well as the artist Nikolaus Koliusis and the landscape architect Heinz W. Hallmann was ceremoniously handed over to the public on September 2, 2014.


barrier-free 24 hours a day


Tiergartenstraße 4
10785 Berlin


+ 49 30 26 39 43 – 0

Architects of the memorial site

Based on the decision of the German Bundestag in November 2011, the state of Berlin launched a design competition. The winning design by the architect Ursula Wilms, the artist Nikolaus Koliusis and the landscape architect Heinz W. Hallmann comprises a transparent 24-metre-long blue glass wall, which runs along a dark surface of anthracite-coloured concrete covering slightly inclined towards the centre. An accompanying open-air exhibition provides information on the history of the National Socialist “euthanasia” murders and their effects up to the present day. The concept and contents of the open-air exhibition were developed by the knowledge transfer project “Remembering means commemorating and informing” at the TU Munich, which was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

History of the memorial

Publications on the memorial

Offers for visitors

Initiatives and partners


  • There are no in-house parking spaces. The nearest public disabled car spaces are located at the entrance of the Philharmonie, about 50 metres away.
  • The nearest bus stop is »Philharmonie«.
  • There is no official entrance. The memorial is accessible from all sides.
  • The surface of the path is easy to walk on and drive on.
  • The path has a minimum width of 310 cm.
  • The exhibits and related information are visible and readable while sitting and standing.
  • There is no seating.
  • The information is provided in writing and can also be retrieved as a film at the touch of a button on screens via DGS.
  • There are no induction loops.
  • Assistance dogs may be brought.
  • The information is conveyed in writing and can be tactilely captured (Braille and prismatic writing).
  • The pavement boundary is visually high-contrast and tactile. There are sometimes tactile soil indicators.
  • The name and logo of the company are clearly visible from the outside.
  • The target is within sight.
  • There is a catalogue in Easy Language.

Visitor regulations

We ask all visitors to behave appropriately to the dignity of the place.

The visit of the place of remembrance takes place throughout the year at your own risk.

The use of inline skates, skateboards and bicycles, the contamination and application of graffiti, noise, begging, holding political demonstrations, the application and carrying of political symbols and flags, smoking, grilling and the consumption of alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Photographs, film and television recordings for commercial purposes require the prior written consent of the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.