Märkisches Museum

Märkisches Museum

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

Märkisches Museum Berlin

© dpa

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

Im Mittelpunkt der Rauminszenierung zum historischen Moment 1948 steht die Raucherecke aus dem Amtszimmer von Ernst Reuter, dem damaligen Regierenden Bürgermeister West-Berlins. – Im Mittelpunkt der Rauminszenierung zum historischen Moment 1948 steht die Raucherecke aus dem Amtszimmer von Ernst Reuter, dem damaligen Regierenden Bürgermeister West-Berlins © Design Studio Danuta Slomczynska, Posen 2018
© Design Studio Danuta Slomczynska, Posen 2018

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

Die Wanderer vom Wolfgangsee auf Papier
© & Foto: Gert Strauss

Zauber am Wolfgangsee

Price: €5.00 Reduced price: €3.00 more

Die [Probe]Räume verknüpfen die historische Stadt mit der Gegenwart
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Sandra Weller

ProbeRäume

Was ist eigentlich ein Museum? Wer entscheidet, welche Objekte im Museum gezeigt werden? Wie werden diese Objekte zum Sprechen gebracht? Und was hat das Museum mit mir zu tun? Die neu konzipierten ProbeRäume im Märkischen Museum beschäftigen sich genau... 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

Train (S-Bahn)
Underground
Bus
Museumisland in Berlin
© dpa

Museums in Berlin

Berlin's top museums with adresses, informations, opening hours and public transport. more

Source: Stiftung Stadtmuseum, Bearbeitung: berlin.de

| Last edited: 3. August 2018