Your visit to nsdoku

Here you can find out everything you need to know about visiting the Munich Documentation Center. We look forward to seeing you!

Opening hours and entrance fees

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm
Open on public holidays, including those that fall on a Monday.

Entrance is free of charge. Tickets cannot be booked in advance.

We recommend you wear a covering over your mouth and nose.

Opening hours on upcoming holidays

Eastern (April 7 to 10, 2023): Open from 10am to 7pm
Labor Day (May 1, 2023): Open from 10am to 7pm
Ascension Day (May 18, 2023): Open from 10am to 7pm
Pentecost (May 28 & 29, 2023): Open from 10am to 7pm


How to get to nsdoku

Subway (U-Bahn) | Lines U2 and U8: alight at Königsplatz, exit B (stairs) or exit C (elevator)
Streetcar (Tram) | Lines 27 and 28: alight at Karolinenplatz
Bus | Nos. 100 (Museum line) or 58 and 68: alight at Königsplatz or Pinakotheken
Suburban train (S-Bahn) | All lines: alight at Hauptbahnhof or Karlsplatz (Stachus) (10 minutes’ walk)

Learning Center and Library

Our Learning Center has four interactive media tables and twenty-two research terminals where you can find out more about the history of National Socialism and research selected topics in depth. The Library contains a large selection of publications devoted to the history of the Nazi period and its aftermath.

Find out more about the Learning Center
Find out more about the Library


We recommend you use public transportation to get to the Documentation Center. There is no parking for visitors or for tourist coaches. Nearby public parking facilities are subject to charges. Coaches can stop on Königsplatz to let passengers on or off.

Disabled access

There is disabled access to the exhibition and to all public areas of the Documentation Center. The entrance has an electric door opener, the threshold is 3cm high.

More detailed information on disabled access


Our cafeteria is closed until further notice.

Munich and National Socialism


Where did National Socialism and its ideology come from? How did Adolf Hitler come to power and why did democracy fail? What led to racial and social exclusion, war, and mass murder? The exhibition examines the origins and rise of National Socialism in Munich and the city’s special role in the Nazi regime of terror. It also addresses the city’s difficulties in dealing with this history since 1945 and the impact the past still has today.

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FAQ: You are planning a visit?

When is nsdoku open?

The Documentation Center is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Entrance is free of charge.  It is also open on public holidays, including those that fall on a Monday.  

How can I buy a ticket?

Entrance to our exhibitions is free of charge. You don’t need to buy a ticket or book in advance.

Should I register a group visit in advance?

Yes. We ask groups of more than twenty people to register in advance. We recommend that groups visit between 2.30 and 7pm, since there are usually fewer visitors during these hours.

Are there special programs for groups?

We offer a variety of programs for groups. To find out which one is best for your group, please call us on +49 (0)89 233 67007 or send an e-mail to: buchung.nsdokumuenchende.

From what age is a visit to nsdoku recommended?

Some sections of our exhibition Munich and National Socialism address topics such as war and violence and contain images that may be disturbing. We offer a free media guide specially designed for young people from the age of fourteen that introduces them to the topic of National Socialism in an age-appropriate manner. There is also a family media guide designed for parents to visit together with children over the age of ten. This guide omits the sections of the exhibition that contain images of violence. You can also book tours and other educational programs for groups of children and young people.

Do you offer public tours of the exhibitions?

We offer regular public tours of our exhibitions in English. Please consult our events calendar to find out when these are.

I’m in possession of Nazi-era documents, photographs, or other objects. Can I give these to nsdoku?

If you have documents, photographs, or other objects that you would like to give to the Documentation Center, please send an e-mail to nsdokumuenchende. giving a short description of them and explaining their origin. Please include photos or scans.

Is there Wi-Fi at nsdoku?

Open Wi-Fi “visitors” is available all over the building.

Is there parking at nsdoku?

The Documentation Center does not have its own visitors’ car park or parking for coaches. The public parking facilities nearby are subject to charges. We therefore recommend that you come by public transportation. Coaches may stop on Königsplatz to let passengers on or off.

Can I take photos in the exhibition?

You can take photos in the exhibition but only for personal use. If you wish to take photos or to film for commercial or reporting purposes, you must obtain written permission in advance. Please contact: presse.nsdokumuenchende.

Are dogs allowed in the exhibitions?

Blind visitors to the Documentation Center are permitted to bring a guide dog. Other dogs are not officially allowed. If, however, your dog is well behaved and does not bother other visitors, we won’t object if you bring it in. If you do bring a dog, please tell the staff at the information desk in the foyer.

Do I need to register for events or buy tickets?

Our events are generally free of charge and accessible without prior registration. In some exceptional cases—concerts, for example—tickets will be issued. Our calendar specifies which events you need to register or buy a ticket for.  

I would like to find out more about a member of my family during the Nazi era. Where can I research that?

The Documentation Center is not an archive and does not hold files or original documents. Our research tips point you toward archives and institutions suitable for doing research about individual or family history.

Can I rent a room for an event at nsdoku?

The Documentation Center does not rent out rooms. The only events that take place there are those that we have initiated and organized ourselves or that are part of joint projects with other cooperation partners or event organizers.

House rules

Our house regulations apply in all rooms and buildings and on all sites of the Munich Documentation Center of the City of Munich. They serve to ensure the safety of visitors and to protect the building, the exhibitions and other objects contained in or on them.

Detailed House Rules