Friedrichshain – Place of resistance

Friedrichshain has a long tradition as a place of civil resistance and disobedience to oppression, bondage and paternalism.

The Hedwig-Wachenheim Society eV has made the Galiläakirche a place with the opening of the permanent exhibition: „Do not wait for better times!“ Youth Resistance and Youth Opposition in the SBZ / DDR (1948-1989) on November 9, 2009 where the hitherto inadequately publicly known tradition of youth resistance and youth opposition in the GDR is permanently documented. At the same time, young people in particular are invited to grapple with this part of GDR history and their current political experiences, wishes and demands. The aim is the development of the exhibition site as a documentation and educational institution.

The museum as an exhibition venue

At present the museum shows two permanent exhibitions.

In addition, we usually show a current temporary exhibition.

To the exhibitions… (for now only in german!)


Book collection of the Galiläakirche


The museum has an extensive collection of books on the topics of the GDR, resistance and contemporary history!

To the book collection


our range: Guides

For our tours during group visits, a prior registration is necessary and they are also possible outside of the opening hours. We would be very happy about a donation!

Guidance applications are binding after our confirmation.

Please register or contact us by phone (Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 13:00) on 030/41 72 86 77

We are looking forward to your visit!