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

We are very pleased to announce that the Museum Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind reopened as of June 7, 2021

To protect our visitors and staff, and due to Berlin’s current SARS-CoV-2 anti-infection measures, we are obliged to keep a record of our visitors. We will therefore be collecting contact and attendance information.

To help us do so, we request that you book a free 60-minute or 120-minute time-slot ticket for your visit using our digital BOOKING FORM, through which we will gather the required contact information. You can fill out the form in advance directly on our website, or spontaneously on site by scanning the QR code at the entrance to the Museum Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind and calling up the link to our website. The time-slot ticket is your entrance ticket and must be shown at the visitors’ information desk before entering our exhibition.

For visitors who do not have smartphones for digital registration, a contact form is available at the visitors’ information desk.

including required information to document visits
(in accordance with § 5 of the second SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance)

Only a limited number of visitors are allowed access to the
Museum Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind at one time. An FFP2 mask must be worn over mouth and nose.

All information on time-slot tickets is available here, and on visiting the memorial center at "Visits & Tours”.

We look forward to your visit and ask you to comply with the required distancing and hygiene rules.

Thank you for your understanding.

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