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Where does the exhibition take place and who is the general organiser?

"The Luther Effect. Protestantism – 500 Years in the World" is an exhibition of the Deutsches Historisches Museum. It will take place in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstr. 7, 10963 Berlin. The exhibition is one of three national special exhibitions in the "Luther year" 2017, alongside the exhibitions "Luther and the Germans" at Wartburg Castle in Eisenach and "Luther! 95 Treasures – 95 People" in the Lutherhaus/Augusteum in Wittenberg.

When is the exhibition open? Are there days when it is closed?

The exhibition "The Luther Effect. Protestantism – 500 Years in the World" is open from Wednesday to Monday, 10 am to 7 pm. It is closed on Tuesdays. However, it will remain open on the holidays on 14 April, 16 & 17 April, 25 May, 4 & 5 June and Tuesday 3 & 31 October 2017.

How do I reach Martin-Gropius-Bau via public transportation?

lines S1, S2, S25 (stops: Potsdamer Platz or Anhalter Bahnhof)

line U2 (stop: Potsdamer Platz)

200 (stop: Potsdamer Platz), M29 (stop: S Anhalter Bahnhof), M41 (stop: Abgeordnetenhaus)

Who can I ask if I have further questions or need more information?

Please address yourself to the Visitor Service of the Deutsches Historisches Museum: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, Telephone: +49 30 20304 750/751, Email: fuehrung@dhm.de

Is the museum barrier-free?

The Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin is accessible barrier-free and has barrier-free entrances without stairs and has accessible lifts to all three exhibition floors. The lifts are equipped with tactile buttons and audible announcements. There are lavatories in the basement and on the first upper floor that are designed for people with limited mobility.

People with severe disabilities (more the 50 % MdE) have a reduced admission fee. If they require medical assistance, their accompanier is free of charge. The museum’s staff will be pleased to help you.

Is the exhibition suitable for children?

Yes, of course. Children can visit the exhibition on their own using a multimedia guide and / or a children’s booklet in German and English.

How much time should be planned for a visit to the exhibition?

For a visit to the exhibition "The Luther Effect. Protestantism – 500 Years in the World" in the Martin-Gropius-Bau you should plan to spend about one and a half to two hours.

Will a catalogue of the exhibition be published?

Both a catalogue and a short guide will be published separately in German and English.

Where is it available?

The publications are available at the ticket offices and in the bookshop of the Martin-Gropius-Bau as well as online at: verkauf@dhm.de and per telephone under 030-20304-731.

"The Luther Effect. Protestantism – 500 Years in the World"

Catalogue: German and English, 432 pages each, at the museum 29,90 euros, in bookshops ca. 40 euros;

Short guide: German and English, 80 pages, at the museum 8 euros, in bookshops ca. 9 euros


What kind of tickets are there?

There are individual and group tickets as well as individual and group combination tickets (combitickets) for the national special exhibitions, for the following prices:

Individual ticket "The Luther Effect":
12 euros, reduced 8 euros

Group ticket "The Luther Effect" (10 persons or more):
10 euros p.p. (plus 75 euros for booked tour, if applicable)

School group "The Luther Effect":
Without tour: free admission up to age 16, from age 17 reduced rate of 8 euros p.p.
Tour: 2 € p.p., no admission fee

School workshop:
4 € p.p., no admission fee

Combiticket for one visit each to the national special exhibitions in Berlin, Eisenach and Wittenberg
Individual combiticket: 24 euros, no reduced rate
Group combiticket: (10 persons or more): 21 euros p.p.

Where can tickets for the exhibition be purchased?

Individual and combitickets can be purchased online at: 3xhammer.de. Individual, group and combitickets can be purchased at the ticket office. Please note that group tickets are not available online.

Is there an advantage to buying a ticket online?

Yes. With the online ticket you book a binding timeframe for the visit to the exhibition. You can print it out at home and don’t have to queue at the ticket office. Instead, you go directly to the entrance, where the code on the ticket is scanned. In this way you can save waiting time. However, this applies only to individual and combitickets, not to group tickets or school groups. For online booking an addition fee of 2 euros per ticket is charged. Group tickets are not available at our online shop. Ticket fees cannot be refunded or returned.

I have bought a ticket, but cannot come to the exhibition. Can I return the ticket?

No, it is unfortunately not possible to return the ticket and get a refund. But you can sell or give the ticket to someone else, because it is not personalised. More information is available in our general business terms (AGB), available at our online shop.

How can I pay for my tickets?

In the online shop you can pay only with a credit card. At the ticket offices of the museums you can pay cash or with an EC card or a credit card (Visa, Mastercard).

Are gift vouchers available for the exhibitions? If so, where?

There are gift vouchers for all kinds of tickets at the ticket offices in the Deutsches Historisches Museum and the Martin-Gropius-Bau. They can also be ordered per telephone at the DHM number +49 30 20304-731 or email: fuehrung@dhm.de

Can I redeem such a gift voucher online?

No. If you have a gift voucher, you must exchange it at the ticket office for a ticket.

Admission and tours

Who is entitled to free or reduced admission fees?

Free admission

In the Martin-Gropius-Bau, school and college students, trainees, people in voluntary services, recipients of unemployment benefits (I), pensioners, severely disabled people (more than 50 % MdE) are entitled to the reduced admission fee (8 euros).

Up to age 16 admission is free.

If one of the museum-educational formats is booked, school classes have free admission (depending on the extent of the programme).

Admission is also free during the German Evangelical Church Assembly from 24 to 28 May 2017.

A free ticket is available upon presentation of the following ID cards: Bundesverband Bildender Künstler BBK, Berufsverband Bildender Künstler Berlin e.V, ICOM-Card and International Association of Art (IAA), members of the Friends of the Deutsches Historisches Museum Association.

Members of the German Museums Association (Deutscher Museumsbund) are not entitled to free admission in the Martin-Gropius-Bau.


If you buy a ticket for a visit to the Deutsches Historisches Museum, you will receive a 2 euro rebate for the “Luther Effect” exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau. And vice versa: you get a 2 euro discount at the DHM if you show your ticket from the “Luther Effect” exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau.

Where and how can I book a tour?

You can book tours through the Visitor Service of the Deutsches Historisches Museum: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, Telephone: +49 30 20304-750, Fax: -759, Email: fuehrung@dhm.de

How many people constitute a group?

10 persons or more are considered a group. Groups tickets are only available at the museum ticket offices.

Can a group visit the exhibition without a tour?

Yes, a group can visit the exhibition without booking a tour. For group tickets, please apply beforehand at the Visitor Service of the Deutsches Historisches Museum: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, Telephone: +49 30 20304-750, Fax: -759, Email: fuehrung@dhm.de

Are there public guided tours and / or an audio guide for "The Luther Effect"?

Yes, there are public tours and a multimedia guide. You can find information about tours at our website: www.dhm.de (click on "Kalender") or under Visitor Information. There is a fee of 3 euros p.p. for the public tours, and it is not necessary to book in advance. The multimedia guide per headphones is included free of charge in the admission fee and can be borrowed at the exhibition.

Are there guest licences for tours?

There are no guest licences for tours in the Martin-Gropius-Bau.

To what must I pay attention if I want to visit the exhibition with a school class?

Please register your school class with our Visitor Service before visiting the exhibition "The Luther Effect. Protestantism – 500 Years in the World": Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, Telephone: +49 30 20304-750, Fax: -759, Email: fuehrung@dhm.de