Welcome to the website of the Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind.

The Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind tells the story of the workshop. The owner of the small factory, Otto Weidt, employed mainly blind and deaf Jews here during World War II. They produced brooms and brushes.

Various life stories tell of Otto Weidt’s efforts to protect his Jewish workers from persecution and deportation. When the threat grew ever greater he found places for some of them to hide. One of these was on the premises of what is now the museum.

We look forward to seeing you at our exhibition or one of our events.

Please Note

The Museum Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind is still open.

To protect our visitors and staff, and due to Berlin's current protective regulations against SARS-CoV-2, please note the following information for your visit:

From November 15, 2021, the 2G rule applies, restricting access to vaccinated and recovered visitors only.

This means:

  • Visitors to the museum must present a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery.

  • Visitors from 6 to 17 years of age are exempt from this requirement, but must present proof of a negative rapid antigen test from the day of the visit.

  • School students up to and including 17 years of age are also exempt from the requirement, but must present their student ID or BVG school student ticket as proof of regular testing.

  • Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are also exempt. They must present certification of a medical exemption and proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 48 hours previously).

Before entering the exhibitions, please proceed to Reception on the first floor to show the relevant proof and a valid photo ID.

Visitors must wear an FFP2 mask covering their mouth and nose.

Please observe the general distancing and hygiene rules for avoiding corona (SARS-CoV-2) infections.

All information on visiting the museum is available at "Visits & Tours”.

You can now use our booking calendar to schedule and reserve guided tours and seminars.

We look forward to your visit and thank you for your understanding.

Notice for Group Visitors

Due to the current situation, all groups of more than 8 visitors can only attend the Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind as part of a free pre-booked event. Further information…

Workers in the Workshop for the Blind. Source: MBOW
Workers in the Workshop for the Blind
Tour of the museum. Source: MBOW / Thomas Bruns
Tour of the museum