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Open Heritage Day

  • ICC

    International Congress Centre Berlin (ICC Berlin)

  • Kindl – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst

    Former Kindl brewery

  • Bötzow Brauerei

    Bötzow brewery

  • Polizeigefängnis Keibelstraße

    Former East German police prison on Keibelstraße

  • Blick auf den ehemaligen Flughafen Tegel

    Former Airport Berlin-Tegel (TXL)

  • Katholische Herz-Jesu-Kirche

    Catholic church Herz Jesu

At the Open Heritage Day, also known as Open Monument Day, numerous monuments which are usually closed to the public open their doors for visitors.

The Open Heritage Day is a Europe-wide event that takes place every year in September. Its aim is to sensitize people for the meaning of cultural heritage and to awaken their interest for the care and preservation of ancient monuments. In Berlin, more than 300 monuments will participate in 2024.

History at Your Fingertips

On Open Monument Day in Berlin, visitors can go on guided tours of monuments that are usually closed to the general public. Monument conservators report on their tasks using concrete examples, show their day-to-day work and make it tangible to visitors. Other experts, such as archeologists, restorers and craftspeople demonstrate special work techniques and lead the visitors' eye to details which would normally remain hidden.

At a Glance

Open Heritage Day 2024
Various monuments in Berlin
8 September 2024
Admission Fee
Program (in German)

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Source: BerlinOnline

Last edited: 22 March 2024