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The Ruins

The ruin of the Franciscan monastery church is one of the last preserved testimonies to Berlin's founding history. It is one of the most important architectural monuments of the city, open to the public and used for cultural purposes.

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The different site-specific formats of contemporary art deal with the architecture and history of the ruins of the former Franciscan monastery church, but also with current urban planning processes in the area of the Klosterviertel/Molkenmarkt.

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Groups and Tours

In cooperation with Jugend im Museum e.V. and the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, the ruin of the Franciscan minister church offers an educational program for families, school classes and kindergarten groups to accompany the exhibition. Guided tours for adults are also possible.

Your Visit


Klosterstraße 73a
10179 Berlin
030 9018 37461

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Opening Hours

May to September, Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Admittance is free. The ruins are barrier-free.

Public Transport

U2 Klosterstraße
U8, U5, S5, S7, S75 Alexanderplatz
Bus 248 Littenstraße

Accessibility Information

The Klosterruine Berlin is the ruin of a former monastery church. Public transportation to the site includes U-Bahn (U2 Klosterstraße; U8, U5, S5, S7, S75 Alexanderplatz) and Bus (248 Littenstraße). There is parking [which is 20 to 150 meters from the entrance]. The closest subway station “Klosterstraße” is approximately 50 meters from the site, however, the station is not wheelchair accessible. The bus station “Littenstraße” is approximately 200 meters from the site. From Alexanderplatz, the Klosterruine is a ten-minute walk by foot. The main entrance is nine steps below street level. Once inside, there are four levels that are connected by stairs. Seating at the site includes three benches, as well as the steps ascending to the left and right of the main naval of the church. The ruin has no roof and, when it rains, the steps and the floor can be slippery.
The ruin is wheelchair accessible through the side gate on the south side of the Klosterruine. During the summer gates are open from 10am - 6pm. The gate is approximately 30 meters from the street and can be found by following a tiled path to the right of the main entrance. Three ramps connect three of the four levels of the Klosterruine, though be advised that they are steep and will likely require assistance with going up and down. There are staff members on-site that can  assist you. Staff can also provide information on the history of the ruins and on the exhibition. The ruins have only one full standing wall, with open windows, and no ceiling, so it is open-air. We also recommend wearing masks. 

If you require something specific for accessibility that is not listed above, please contact us via this adress: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 030 901837462, and we will make every effort to support you.



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