The Permanent Exhibition of the Deutsches Historisches Museum is found in the historical Zeughaus, located at Unter den Linden 2. Temporary Exhibitions are shown in the neighbouring Pei building located at Hinter dem Giesshaus 3. Each building has its own entrance and the two are connected by a courtyard.
The museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. The museum is closed on December 24.
Please contact the Visitor Service for any further questions or to book a tour. The Visitor Service are open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Photography and filming are permitted for private purposes in the foyer of the Deutsches Historisches Museum, the Zeughaushof (courtyard), and inside the Permanent Exhibition. Flash photography and tripods are not permitted.
Unless stated otherwise, photography and filming are allowed in the Temporary Exhibitions. By contrast, photography and filming for commercial purposes requires a permit and prior written consent from museum management or the Press Office.
Backpacks and bags larger than 20 x 30 x 10 cm, as well as all jackets, coats, umbrellas, etc. may not be taken inside the exhibitions. Instead, please use our complimentary cloakroom or the lockers provided.
For lost items, please contact our Visitor Service, open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Please dial +49 30 20304 -750 or -751, or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors should allow for at least 1 ½ to 2 hours to visit both floors of the Permanent Exhibition. Either floor can be visited independently of the other. The average time required to view Temporary Exhibitions varies.
Yes, children can explore the Permanent Exhibition on their own with a special audio guide and/or an explorer’s kit in German or English. The museum offers a family programme related to exhibition content every Sunday and during school holidays in the state of Berlin. Temporary Exhibitions also feature aspects geared towards children and teenagers; the theme is determined by the exhibition content.
The Deutsches Historisches Museum is fully accessible, and provides stepless access to all exhibition floors and all lifts. Lifts are further equipped with tactile signage and announcements. Toilets suitable for guests with limited mobility can be found on the ground floor and first floor of the Zeughaus, as well as in the basement of the Pei building.
People with a reduction in earning capacity of 50% or more receive discounted admission. Admission is free for registered care partners accompanying severely disabled visitors. Our stewarding staff will be happy to assist you.
Wheelchairs, walking aids, foldable stools, and buggies for small children are also available at our info desks.
Service dogs are permitted in the exhibitions.
Yes, there are benches located throughout every exhibition. Folding stools can also be borrowed at no further cost.
No. There are no designated areas for eating or drinking in the exhibitions.
Tickets and Vouchers
Admission to the permanent exhibition is free.
Admission to the temporary exhibitions is € 8, the reduced rate is € 4. Admission is free for those 18 and under.
A family ticket costs € 18 and includes the opportunity to take part in a guided tour for families for up to two adults and three children.
Reduced-price concessions also apply for: schoolchildren and people in vocational training over 18 years of age, members of the Federal Voluntary Service (Bundesfreiwilligendienst), students, the unemployed, holders of the Berlin Pass, severely disabled persons with at least a 50 % reduction in earning capacity and those of a similar status.
Admission is free for all pupils, students and people in vocational training visiting the museum with their school or seminar, even those over 18. (Please remember: All school groups must be booked in advance.)
With a group ticket, groups of 15 and over pay € 7 per person to visit the Temporary Exhibitions.
Online tickets must be purchased for the museum’s Temporary Exhibitions. Visitors can go straight to the Pei building and present their online ticket on their mobile phone or printed at the admission point.
Yes, the 3-day ticket is also valid for the DHM and can be purchased at the ticket desk. You can learn more about the ticket here.
No, the museum does not offer a yearly pass. Admission is free, however, for those with an annual membership to the Museumsverein – the museum’s patrons association. To learn more about becoming a member of the Museumsverein, follow this link.
No, the DHM does not belong to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
The museum accepts cash, EC Karten (German debit cards), and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard). Online tickets can be purchased via credit card or PayPal.
Gift vouchers are available for purchase at museum ticket desks. They can also be ordered – just dial +49 30 20304 -731, or drop us an email: email@example.com.
Vouchers can be redeemed at the ticket desks on the day of your visit.
Tours and Groups
You can book a tour through our Visitor Service, available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Parties of 15 people and more count as a group. Group tickets can only be purchased at the ticket desk.
Yes, groups are allowed to visit the museum without a guide. To do so, please register your visit with Visitor Service ahead of time: Just dial +49 30 20304 -750 or -751 (Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm) or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided tours by external guides are currently not possible.
The Permanent Exhibition and all Temporary Exhibitions feature texts and labelling in both German and English. Select areas of the Permanent Exhibition also have text in simplified language. Certain Temporary Exhibitions feature text in simplified language, braille, and German sign language.
Yes. Public tours are offered for all exhibitions, with dates and times listed on our events calendar. Tours cost € 3 plus admission.
Audio guides for the Permanent Exhibition are available for € 3 and are offered in German and English, as well as Chinese, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. German and English audio guides are also available for select Temporary Exhibitions.
Please register your class or seminar group with the Visitor Service ahead of time. Just dial +49 30 20304 -750 or -751 (Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm) or drop us an email: email@example.com
Services and Amenities
Hackescher Markt or Friedrichstraße
Französische Straße, Friedrichstraße, or Hausvogteiplatz
100, 245, 300 Staatsoper or Lustgarten
The museum recommends the garage at Bebelplatz. There are limited parking spaces available within the vicinity of the Palais am Festungsgraben.
Internet is freely available throughout the museum under the network “Gast_im_DHM”. There are charging stations for all handheld devices in the museum foyer.
Yes, the Buchhandlung Walther König operates the gift store in the Zeughaus as well as occasionally a small kiosk in the foyer of the Pei building that features a select assortment of products. Museum catalogues can either be purchased directly on site, or via the museum’s Online Shop.
The museum café is located on the eastern side of the Zeughaus. It is accessible via the foyer or from outside, with 140 seats available for indoor dining and 180 terrace seats. It is open from 10 am to 6 pm, although hours are subject to change. The café – not run by the DHM itself – accepts reservations and bookings.