Märkisches Museum

Märkisches Museum

The Märkisches Museum gives visitors a glimpse of the life, history, and culture of Berlin.

Märkisches Museum Berlin

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Built between 1901 and 1908, the red brick cathedral-like complex of the Märkisches Museum holds a history of Berlin as distinctive as its residents. Instead of a straightforward history lesson, expect a variety of themed rooms that give visitors a glimpse of the life, work, and culture of Berlin.

The museum, just steps away from the banks of the river Spree, explores the at times tumultuous evolution of this historic city and the nearby Brandenburg region through coins, weapons, posters, city models, sculptures, and more. Favourites include the tour of mechanical musical instruments, presented every Sunday at 3pm, and the seven original graffiti-bedecked segments of the Berlin Wall.

Also notable is the Kaiserpanorama, in its day one of the most technologically advanced and awe-inspiring forms of entertainment. This stereoscope dating from the 1880’s offers a 3-D show of images to up to 25 people at a time. The Märkisches Museum is the headquarters of Berlin’s City Museum Foundation, which holds more than 4 million artworks and documents; on display in this neo-Gothic architectural collage is a rich sampling of this collection.

Current exhibitions at Märkisches Museum

„Modellpause“, Druckgrafik von Heinrich Zille, um 1924 – „Modellpause“, Druckgrafik von Heinrich Zille, um 1924 © Stadtmuseum Berlin
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Foto-Grafisches Kabinett

Price info: Free admission every 1st Wednesday of a month Price: €7.00 Reduced price: €4.00 Reduced price info: Free admission under 18 years more

Mittelalterlicher Pestarzt (Rekonstruktion) – Mittelalterlicher Pestarzt (Rekonstruktion) © Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Michael Setzpfandt
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Michael Setzpfandt

BerlinZeit

A new permanent exhibition gives visitors a compact, easy-to-understand picture of the city from the Ice Age to the present. Spread over two floors of the Märkisches Museum, BerlinZeit presents the city's most formative moments: This fully dual-lingual... more

Ein Modell aus dem Schülerprojekt „Zeitkapsel Berlin“ – Ein Modell aus dem Schülerprojekt „Zeitkapsel Berlin“ © Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Katharina Grantner
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Katharina Grantner

Zeitkapsel Berlin

Price info: Due to change of exhibition free admission until 9 June 2018 Price: €0.00 more

Address
Am Köllnischen Park 5
10179 Berlin
Phone
+49 30 24002 162
Internet
www.stadtmuseum.de
Opening Hours
Tue - Sun 10-18
Admission Fee
7 Euro, reduced 4 Euro (including audio guide in English)
Free admission under 18 years & every first Wednesday of a month
Guided Tours
by appointment

Public transportation

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| Last edited: 3. August 2018