MUNA Grebenhain

In the "Old School" built in 1829/30 in the centre of Grebenhain-Bermutshain, the MUNA Museum documents the history of the former air ammunition station Hartmannshain in the Oberwald near Grebenhain. Between the years 1936 and 1945 there was one of 370 comparable so-called ammunition depots (MUNAs) of the German Wehrmacht.

Opened in 2011 as a memorial, the museum documents the role of the site in the Second World War. It also commemorates the many young forced laborers from the Ukraine who, under sometimes dangerous and inhumane conditions, had to install detonators in aircraft bombs and then load them. Some of them lost their lives in an explosion. Towards the end of the war, an American air raid on the MUNA caused severe destruction. When the Wehrmacht attempted to blow up the bunkers filled with ammunition, large parts of the upper forest in the Grebenhain district were contaminated.

The eventful history of the former MUNA after 1945 is also presented. Thus a holiday camp for Berlin children was created, but also a NATO supply depot. In addition, many civilian companies settled in the former MUNA area.

The MUNA Museum in the former school building is the first museum of its kind about a former ammunition depot in Germany. Thanks to an association of volunteer researchers, which tried to come to terms with the history of the MUNA and to preserve the architectural remains, a cooperation with the municipality of Grebenhain was established as a memorial site. A special concern is to counteract historical and questionable legends about the MUNA and the time of the National Socialist dictatorship in the region.

The museum is open from 14.00 to 17.00 on Saturdays and from 10.00 to 17.00 on Sundays. Separate opening hours for groups and individual interested persons are possible at any time on request by telephone under 06644/1471 or by e-mail under info(at) Admission for one adult is 3.00 euros, reduced admission 2.00 euros. Groups of 10 or more people pay 2.00 euros per person (adult) or 1.50 euros (discounts). All visitors under 18 years and pupils as well as persons with a disabled person pass are get a discount. Children of pre-school age and persons accompanying people with a disabled person pass are admitted free of charge.

Further information can be found on the museum's website.