Phrenological head made of wax, around 1890 © DHM

German History from the Middle Ages to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Permanent Exhibition

Closed until further notice

The Permanent Exhibition in the Zeughaus provides key insights into 1,500 years of Germany‘s past. A tour covering the two floors of the exhibition chronologically presents German history in its European context: the introductory section on the first floor revolves around changes in the borders of Germany and Europe, and the history of the German language. The tour then covers the Middle Ages, the Reformation, the Thirty Year‘s War, on to the German Empire and end of the First World War in 1918. The ground floor explores the Weimar Republic, the National Socialist regime, and the post-war period. The exhibition also covers the history of the two German states from 1949, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and German reunification in 1990.

7,000 historical exhibits show us how people lived and thought, as well as the events and historical developments they were part of. The exhibition focusses on political history shaped by rulers, politicians and communities. Furthermore, each epoch in the exhibition also contains a variety of rooms in which everyday life is explored.

Audio guide

In the permanent exhibition, we offer audio tours for adults and children in English and German. Further tours for adults are available in Russian, Chinese, French, Italian, Polish, Turkish and Spanish. 

€ 3 plus admission
Family package (up to 4 devices, 2 adults and 2 children) € 6

View into the exhibition

Opening hours

Daily 10 am - 8 pm  

Admission

Free up to 18 years
€ 8, reduced € 4

More information

Online ticket

Tour booking

Tel.  +49 30 20304-750/-751
fuehrung@dhm.de

Museum shop

Onlineshop

http://dhm-shop.de/

In the museum

Buchhandlung Walther König
Tel. +49 30 206 24 5 24
berlindhm@buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de

Accessibility

All entrances are wheelchair accessible

Public transport

S-BAHN      
Hackescher Markt, Friedrichstraße

U-BAHN  
Französische Straße, Friedrichstraße, Hausvogteiplatz

BUS  
100, 245, 300 Staatsoper 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