Raum der Stille

Raum der Stille

A place of tranquillity in the heart of the city

Raum der Stille im Brandenburger Tor – © Scholvien

It's always buzzing on Pariser Platz: a steady stream of tourists, a couple of city workers rushing out to grab lunch, the sound of cars hooting their horns on the other side of Brandenburg Gate. But in the Room of Silence everything is quiet. For more than 15 years, the Room of Silence located on the north side of Brandenburg Gate has been offering Berliners and visitors to the city an opportunity to sit down in silence and relax. Covering an area of less than 30 square metres, it features simple seating and a wall hanging by Hungarian artist Ritta Hager on the theme of "light penetrating the darkness".

Rather than promoting a particular ideology or religion, the Room of Silence is a call for tolerance between all nationalities and beliefs. The room was inspired by the meditation room that the former Swedish General Secretary of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, set up in the UN building in New York in 1957.

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Pariser Platz
10117 Berlin Mitte
Tel.: 030 – 3059583
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Mar - oct11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nov + Feb11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dez + Jan11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

extended opening times in the peak season

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