History is booming – the German Historical Museum has certainly experienced a surge in interest since its foundation, with numerous temporary exhibitions, an interest which has only increased since its permanent exhibition was opened in 2006. Germany’s two thousand year history, as chequered as it is dynamic, is placed in a European context in an exhibition entitled “German History in Pictures and Documents” and presented to the public in Berlin’s baroque Zeughaus, or former Arsenal.
German history is thereby placed in an international context which takes account of both the diverse events demarcating political and historico-cultural exchange, in addition to its integration with neighbouring states’ cultural heritage. The permanent exhibition is supplemented by temporary special exhibitions housed in the modern exhibition building, which was designed by the Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei. The spacious new building, with a foyer constructed of glass and steel and a striking helical staircase, was opened in 2003, and can also be accessed via the inner courtyard of the Zeughaus. Significant events and formative facets of German history are displayed across four levels.
Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 3
|Phone:||030 20 30 4 0|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 10-18|
|Admission Fee:||8,- Euro, red. 4,- Euro, Persons under 18: Admission free|
|Guided Tours:||by appointment|