German History in Images and Artefacts

Permanent Exhibition

The Permanent Exhibition of the German Historical Museum provides insight into around 1500 years of Germany’s past. Around 7000 historical exponents tell of people, ideas, events and historical developments from the 5th century to the end of the 20th century.

The introductory section is devoted to changes in the boundaries of Germany and Europe and to the history of the German language. From there the tour through the exhibition examines political history as it was, and still is, shaped by rulers, politicians and constituted communities. It does not claim to present a comprehensive history of everyday routines, work and living conditions, but in many different ways it provides a view of the everyday life of various groups of society.

The exhibition occupies two entire floors of the Zeughaus, the former armoury. On the tour through the exhibition you pass through a series of chronologically arranged historical epochs. The upper floor covers history up to the end of the First World War. The tour continues on the main floor through areas devoted to the Weimar Republic, the Nazi regime, the post-war period as well as the history of the two German states from 1949 to reunification in 1990, followed by the departure of the Allied Forces in 1994.

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Epochs

Idealbildnis Kaiser Karls des Großen (Ausschnitt), Werkstatt Albrecht Dürer, 1514 © Deutsches Historisches Museum

Connoisseurship and Art Loot. Max J. Friedländer, Bruno Lohse and Albrecht Dürer’s Imperial Portraits

Special presentation in the Permanent Exhibition

24 November 2017 to 26 February 2018

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Opening hours

daily 10 am to 6 pm

Admission

Free up to 18 years
€ 8, reduced € 4

Tour booking

Permanent exhibition
Tel.  +49 30 20304-751

Special exhibitions
Tel. +49 30 20304-750
fuehrung@dhm.de

Museum shop

Onlineshop

http://dhm-shop.de/

In the museum

Cedon MuseumShop
Tel. +49 30 20304-621/-715
dhm@cedon.de

Accessibility

All entrances are wheelchair accessible

Public transport

S-BAHN      
Hackescher Markt, Friedrichstraße

U-BAHN  
Französische Straße, Friedrichstraße, Hausvogteiplatz

BUS  
100, 200, TXL Staatoper or Lustgarten

PARKING
Underground car park below Bebelplatz
City Quartier Dom Aquarée

Contact

Deutsches Historisches Museum

Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin

Tel. +49 30 20304-0

info@dhm.de