Terms and Conditions

Visitor information

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Admission and Guided Tour prices

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General conservational requirements for photo, film and TV recordings

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Application to use the Picture Archive

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Visitor Information for the Deutsches Historisches Museum

We are pleased to welcome you to our museum and wish you a pleasant visit to the Zeughaus as well as to the exhibition hall.

Opening times

The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM) is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Both houses are closed on 24 December. On certain occasions there are special opening hours.


Children and young people up to and including the age of 18 enter free of charge. A day pass costs 8 € and is valid for all exhibitions. For people with the relevant identification there is currently a reduced admission charge of 4 € for

  • school children and people undergoing vocational training over 18 years of age,
  • people doing voluntary service in federal programmes,
  • college and university students,
  • unemployed people and those in possession of the Berlin Pass,
  • the severely disabled with over 50% disability (GdB) or persons treated as such.

Tours and group visits

Tours for individual visitors take place at the times announced in the programme of events and on the information pillars. Group tours must be booked in advance. Tour fees can be paid at the museum or in advance per invoice. Group visits without a DHM guide are also possible with prior registration through the visitor service.

Cloakroom (Garderobe)

To prevent possible damage to the exhibits we request you to leave rucksacks and large bags as well as jackets and coats, canes, umbrellas, etc. free of charge at the cloakroom. You can take smaller hand-held bags (max. A4 20 x 30 x 15 cm) into the exhibitions. For safety reasons clothing should not be carried over one’s arm. In case of doubt please follow the instructions of our service personnel. The museum assumes no liability for objects of value left in the lockers or the cloakroom. Please inform the cloakroom personnel of any loss of valuables before leaving the museum.
In the Zeughaus groups of school children or other groups can lock their coats and other items free of charge in separate cabinets. The key needed for the cabinets is available at the cloakroom. A charge of 5 € will be made for lost cloakroom tickets or keys. The charge may be refunded if the cloakroom ticket or key is returned to the DHM within 5 days.

Conduct in the exhibition rooms

Please note that it is not allowed in the exhibition rooms

  • to touch objects (as far as this is not expressly permitted),
  • to bring in animals (except guide and seeing-eye dogs) or bulky items,
  • to eat or drink,
  • to smoke,
  • to dispose of refuse.

Accompaniers, teachers as well as group leaders are responsible for the behaviour of the children and young people they are accompanying. Visitors are liable for any damage caused by their conduct. This also applies to anyone who sets off the alarm system deliberately or through negligence.

Photographing and filming

You are allowed to photograph and film in the foyers of the German Historical Museum, in the Schlüter courtyard and in the Permanent Exhibition, for private use. However, it is not permitted to use flashes or tripods there.
Photographing and filming is not allowed in the special exhibitions. Photographing and filming for commercial purposes is only permitted upon prior agreement and written permission by the museum’s administration or press department.

Violation of museum regulations

The museum administration reserves the right to bar anyone from again entering the museum who deliberately violates the museum regulations or the directions of the museum personnel.

Use of the library and picture library

There are separate regulations for the use of the library and picture library.

Complaints and suggestions

You are welcome to register complaints or make suggestions in the visitors’ books, which are available in every exhibition. You can also relay your comments or criticisms personally or in writing to the museum personnel or administration.

These regulations take effect on the day of signing.

Berlin, 7 November 2017
Prof. Dr. Raphael Gross