How to Find Us

The Prussian Secret State Archives is located in Berlin-Dahlem, a district southwest of the city famous for its villas and parks. Numerous institutes of the Free University of Berlin, including the Friedrich Meinecke Institute for historical studies, are also located in the immediate vicinity, as is the village center of Dahlem-Dorf, which offers shopping and dining facilities. The nearest bus and subway stations can be reached on foot in five to ten minutes. Bicycle parking facilities are available on the archive grounds. There is also sufficient free parking available for cars in the surrounding area.

Barrier Free Access

The Prussian Secret State Archives also offer users barrier-free access to its main building and research rooms. For barrier-free access to the archive grounds, enter via the street "Im Winkel" at the courtyard gate to the left, where you can register your visit with the porter.

For further information, please contact the porter (Tel. 030 266 44 75 00).


Subway line 3: Stations "Dahlem-Dorf" or "Podbielskiallee"


Bus lines M 11, X 83: Stop "U-Bahnhof Dahlem-Dorf"

Bus line 110: Stop "Domäne Dahlem"


BER Airport: S-Bahn line 45 to "Hermannstraße", then S-Bahn lines 41 or 46 (via "Südkreuz") to "Heidelberger Platz", U-Bahn line 3 to "Podbielskiallee"


Wannsee station, continue with S-Bahn line 1 to "Rathaus Steglitz" and bus line X 83 in the direction of Clayallee to the "Dahlem-Dorf" subway station stop

Spandau station, continue with S-Bahn lines 9 or 75 to "Westkreuz", S-Bahn lines 42 or 46 (direction "Südkreuz") to "Heidelberger Platz", then U-Bahn line 3 to "Podbielskiallee"

Südkreuz station ("Papestraße"), continue with S-Bahn line 41 or 46 (via "Schöneberg") to "Heidelberger Platz", then U-Bahn line 3 to "Podbielskiallee"

Highway Access

A 104, exit Breitenbachplatz, then: Schorlemerallee - Englerallee - Königin-Luise-Straße - Archivstraße

A 115, freeway junction Zehlendorf, then: Potsdamer Chaussee - Lindenthaler Allee - Argentinische Allee - Saargemünder Straße - Brümmerstraße – Archivstraße


Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz

+49 030 266 44 7500

Address and Opening Hours:

Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz 
Archivstraße 12-14 
D-14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

Monday-Tuesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please check and Opening Hours (German content) for occasion-related changes to opening hours.