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

Titelbild Daueraustellung BerlinZeit im Märkischen Museum
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A permanent exhibition gives visitors a compact, easy-to-understand picture of the city from the Ice Age to the present. more

Detail der Projektpräsentation „Kinder entdecken mit dem Flugelefanten Berlin“ im Museumslabor des Märkischen Museums
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Lisa Sarachman

Kinder entdecken mit dem Flugelefanten Berlin

Junge Berliner:innen haben auf kreative Weise ihre Stadtgeschichten erzählt. Die Projektergebnisse werden im Museumslabor präsentiert. Kinder und Jugendliche aus dem Übergangswohnheim Marienfelder Allee sowie aus den Gemeinschaftsunterkünften Stallschreiberstraße... more

Berliner Mauer mit Original-Graffiti von Kiddy Citny im Märkischen Museum
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Heiko Noack

Wall pieces

The Wall divided Berlin for exactly 28 years, 2 months and 26 days. Seven original wall segments and an audio station with authentic sound documents in front of the Märkisches Museum remind us of the symbol of German division. East border guards and West... more


Am Köllnischen Park 5
10179 Berlin
+49 30 24002 162
Opening Hours
Tue - Fri 12-18
Sat - Sun 10-18
Admission Fee
7 Euro, reduced 4 Euro (including audio guide in English)
Free admission under 18 years

Public transportation

Train (S-Bahn)
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Source: Stiftung Stadtmuseum, Bearbeitung: berlin.de

| Last edited: 25. March 2022