Construction work at the memorial

Baumaßnahmen in der Gedenkstätte 2015 Foto: Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße Dresden

Construction work at the memorial

Until spring 2024

Extensive construction work is currently taking place at the memorial. In addition to the preparations for the new permanent exhibition, fire protection and energy measures are being implemented.
We are trying to keep the restrictions for visitors as low as possible.

On the way to the new permanent exhibition

The planned permanent exhibition is intended to highlight the uniqueness of the historical site. Political persecution in the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR from 1945 to 1989 and the repressive and surveillance apparatus of the Ministry of State Security will be the focus of the future exhibition. The reference to fundamental and human rights will form the central level of reflection, allowing the connection to current political and social developments to be established.

At the same time, the new permanent exhibition wants to address different target groups through several levels and variations of reception and also reach the growing number of foreign visitors through multilingualism. It must do justice to the difficult task of preserving the dignity of the historical site while at the same time conveying the complex contents in a current and contemporary presentation.