Unveiled. Berlin and Its Monuments

Unveiled. Berlin and Its Monuments

Permanent exhibition

The permanent cultural-historical exhibition in the Citadel shows political monuments that have shaped the Berlin cityscape from the 18th century to the present day.

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    Various former monuments and busts of politicians and clergymen are on display in the exhibition "Unveiled. Berlin and its monuments".
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    A photographer stands next to the Genius of Belle-Alliance in the exhibition "Unveiled. Berlin and its monuments".
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    Visitors stand between former monuments and busts of politicians and clergymen in the exhibition "Unveiled. Berlin and its monuments".
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    The recovered head of the Lenin monument, dismantled in 1991, is on display in the exhibition "Unveiled. Berlin and its monuments" in the Citadel in Berlin.
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    Visitors walk through the exhibition "Unveiled. Berlin and its monuments".
Some of the monuments will be open to the public again for the first time. The traces of their destruction, neglect, remodelling, maintenance and preservation illustrate the change in their significance and German history.

Barracks Building Becomes Exhibition Space

The exhibition venue will be the former provisions magazine of the Citadel, which is being extensively restored for this purpose. The ground floor of the old barracks will be the place where the history of the impact and the debates about the various monuments are traced and current monument designs are presented. In addition, a temporary exhibition will be held in the former barracks. Using contemporary documents, drawings and designs, it traces the history of the impact and debates surrounding the monuments in the respective eras.

Exhibition Shows Famous Lenin Head

The show in the Spandau Citadel with about 100 original monuments or parts of them also includes a granite Lenin head weighing several tons. The head of the statue was buried in a piece of woodland. The monument was cleared away after the fall of the Wall in the eastern part of Berlin.

At a Glance

Exhibition
Unveiled. Berlin and Its Monuments
Location
Spandau Citadel
Opening Hours
Friday to Wednesday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday from 1 PM to 8 PM
Admission Fee
€4.50, reduced €2.50

Karte

Address
Am Juliusturm 64
13599 Berlin

Public transportation

Underground
Bus

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Last edited: 22. July 2022