On their way back over the Teltow channel Nordland was attacked in the back by Russian armour which caused great casualties. The remainders of the division gathered around the Berlin city core for the end battle.
Nordland managed to inflict heavy casualties on the Soviet forces during the bitter fighting around the Reichtag building on April 27-30. During these last days the division was put under the command of Kampfgruppe Mohnke, lead by SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke who received his orders straight from Hitler.
On April 30, after having received the message of Adolf Hitler's death, the Division Commander Krukenberg ordered the remainders of Nordland to break out and save themselves from Soviet captivity.