Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century

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Exhibition "Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century" online: We would like to give you the opportunity to take a first look at the exhibition with our online picture gallery, created in cooperation with rbbKultur, give you a first impression of Hannah Arendt's life and work. Gradually, we are adding more content on this page and on our blog. Follow us online!

Audio collages

A series of audio collages distributed throughout the exhibition introduces visitors to Arendt's judgments and controversies. You can listen to some of them here in combination with the photo gallery.

Speaker: Dulcie Smart, Simon Srebrny
Director: Barbara Meerkötter
Sound engineer: Christine Schöniger
Production: rbbKultur, 2020

1: Hannah Arendt discussing her Varnhagen book with Walter Benjamin and Käte Hamburger

2: Hannah Arendt discussing her article 'Zionism Reconsidered' with Clement Greenberg and Gershom Scholem

3: The Eichmann Controversy

4: The debate over Arendt's article 'Reflections on Little Rock'

5: Hannah Arendt interviewed by Adelbert Reif about the student protests

Opening hours

Zeughaus: open from 1 July 2020, daily 10 am to 6 pm


Pei building: Friday-Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 10 am to 8 pm


Special opening hours "Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century"


Permanent Exhibition:
Free entry

Temporary Exhibitions:
€ 8, reduced € 4, free up to 18 years

More information

Online ticket

Tour booking

Tel.  +49 30 20304-750/-751

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In the museum

Buchhandlung Walther König
Tel. +49 30 206 24 5 24


All entrances are wheelchair accessible

Public transport

Hackescher Markt, Friedrichstraße

Französische Straße, Friedrichstraße, Hausvogteiplatz

100, 245, 300 Staatsoper or Lustgarten

Underground car park below Bebelplatz
City Quartier Dom Aquarée


Deutsches Historisches Museum

Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin

Tel. +49 30 20304-0