• Information for your
    visit to the memorial

Directions, prices and opening hours

Opening hours

Monday closed

Tuesday – Friday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The memorial is closed on public holidays. / Admission until 1 hour before the memorial closes.

Animals are not permitted. Assistance dogs and guide dogs are exempt from this rule.

Most parts of the site are accessible. A lift is available. However, please note that some areas are only accessible via stairs. This specifically applies to the "hidden places" special tour.


Adults: EUR 8.00
(per person)

Reduced: EUR 5.00
(pupils, students, pensioners, severely disabled persons, recipients of unemployment benefit/unemployment benefit II)

Guided tour: EUR 45.00*
up to a max. of 25 persons, duration approx. 90 minutes
Guided tours with a contemporary witness: EUR 90.00*
up to a max. of 25 persons, duration: approx. 2 hours
Guided tours through hidden places: EUR 25.00*
per person, up to a max. of 10 persons, duration: approx. 2 hours

*plus entrance fee

Guided tours are only available by prior arrangement by calling  +49 (0) 355 / 290 133-11 or sending an e-mail to Guided tours in English or simple German language are also possible by prior arrangement.

Only cash payments are possible on site.


By car

from Leipzig/Dresden: A 14 or A13 to motorway junction Spreewald, then A 15 to Cottbus-Süd exit, then B 168 to Hermann-Löns-Straße, then turn left into Bautzener Straße.

from Berlin: A 113 or A 13 towards Dresden as far as the Spreewald motorway junction, then A 15 as far as the Cottbus-Süd exit, then B 168 as far as Hermann-Löns-Straße, then turn left into Bautzener Straße.

By train to Cottbus main station

from Leipzig RE 18
from Dresden RE 18
from Berlin RE 2

In Cottbus by public transport

take tram 1, 3 or 4 to Görlitzer Str., bus 9, 25, 32, 41, 3N or 4N to Görlitzer Str., then approx. 7 min walk (600m)

Address for the navigation system

Bautzener Straße 140, 03050 Cottbus

Combine your visit to the Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus with sightseeing in the region

1.4 km

Spremberg Tower

1.5 km

Cottbus City Museum

1.9 km

Cottbus Wendish Museum

1.9 km

Cottbus State Theatre

2.1 km

Brandenburg State Museum of Modern Art

2.8 km

Old Market Square

2.8 km

Brandenburg Pharmacy Museum

3.0 km

Lake Madlow

3.2 km

Cottbus Zoo

5.3 km

Branitz Castle

13.1 km

Spreewald Biosphere Reserve

Menschenrechtszentrum Cottbus e. V. | Bautzener Straße 140 | 03050 Cottbus | Free parking spaces

Information and reservations:

Opening hours:


Tue. - Fri.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. + Son.
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission until one hour before closing time.

Closed on public holidays.

Sponsored by:

Logo Land Brandenburg
Wappen Cottbus
Logo UKA – Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen