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The NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne (The National Socialism Documentation Center) is a memorial site that is housed in the EL-DE Haus, the headquarters of the Cologne Gestapo. The NS DOcumentation Centre is the largest regional memorial site in Germany for the victims the Nazi regime. The centre is dedicated to memorializing these victims as well as research and teaching about Cologne's history during the period. The exhibition documents life in Cologne during the Nazi era and the museum also organizes various tours and workshops.

Alternative name:

de EL-DE-Haus

National Socialism Documentation Center
Appellhofplatz 23-25
50667 Cologne

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 06:00 pm


Holidays: 10am - 6pm

1st Thursdays (except public holidays) 10am - 10pm

On every first Thursday of the month (except public holidays), the " Cologne Day ", citizens of Cologne have free admissio...

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0 - 17 Free
Adults €4.50
Reduced €2.00
Students Free


Free Admission:
All under 18 year old from Cologne.
All holders of the Cologne Pass.
All birthday children.

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Appellhofplatz 23-25, Cologne, Germany


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