Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen

Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen

The Filmhaus in the Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz houses Berlin's Film and Television Museum and the Deutsche Kinemathek (German Film Archive).

Museum für Film und Fernsehen

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Ideally located a few minutes walk from Marlene Dietrich Platz where Berlin’s International Film Festival "Berlinale" takes place every year in February, the Filmmuseum is a full immersion, multimedia experience into German film history.

The permanent exhibition “Film” provides a step by-step guide across the milestones of the cinematic era and the interaction between the moving image and society. 13 halls packed with over 1,000 exhibits ranging from film scripts to costumes and props; depict the historical and technological development of film-making from the silent-era to the special effects of the digital age as well as the careers of film directors who made history with their films. Highlights are the classic German expressionist masterpieces such as ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’ and Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’.

Other milestones covered are the culture boom of the Weimar Republic days from 1918-1933, the transformation of culture into ideological propaganda during the Nazi period with masterpieces such as Leni Riefenstahl’s ‘Olympia’ and the exodus of German film talent to Hollywood after 1933. A special section is devoted to the greatest German diva - Marlene Dietrich - with a number of her personal objects and memorabilia on show. A section is also dedicated to Science fiction as a genre and film animation.

Unique in Europe, the whole complex known as Filmhaus also houses a museum shop on the ground floor next to the ticket office, Berlin’s Film School the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin, the International Forum programme section of the Berlinale and the two Arsenal repertory cinemas with a bistro. Since 1962 the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek (German Film Archive) has collected the legacy of German film production such as film copies, cinema, documents, photographic material and memorabilia. The Fernsehmuseum (TV Museum) offers a journey across seven decades of German TV and its social cultural legacy from the 1920’s experiments to the popular mainstream audience formats of today.

Photo Galleries (in German)

Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  • Außenansicht: Filmhaus am Potsdamer Platz© Hans Scherhaufer
    Außenansicht: Filmhaus am Potsdamer Platz
  • "Bilder"© Deutsche Kinemathek/Hans Scherhaufer
    "Bilder"
  • "Weimarer Republik"© Deutsche Kinemathek/Reinhard Görner
    "Weimarer Republik"
  • Filmhaus am Potsdamer Platz, Atrium© Deutsche Kinemathek/Marian Stefanowski, 2009
    Filmhaus am Potsdamer Platz, Atrium
  • Raumfoto "Transatlantik"© Deutsche Kinemathek/Reinhard Görner
    Raumfoto "Transatlantik"
  • Marlene Dietrich in FOREIGN AFFAIR, R: Billy Wilder, USA 1949© Deutsche Kinemathek
    Marlene Dietrich in FOREIGN AFFAIR, R: Billy Wilder, USA 1949
  • "Marlene Dietrich"© Deutsche Kinemathek/Hans Scherhaufer
    "Marlene Dietrich"
  • Metropolis, D 1927, R: Fritz Lang, Entwurf von Erich Kettelhut© Deutsche Kinemathek
    Metropolis, D 1927, R: Fritz Lang, Entwurf von Erich Kettelhut
  • "Marlene Dietrich"© Deutsche Kinemathek/Hans Scherhaufer
    "Marlene Dietrich"
  • "Von der Nachkriegszeit zur Gegenwart", 1946 - 1980, Filmkostüme aus Lola rennt und Die Unberührbare© Deutsche Kinemathek/Marian Stefanwoski, 2009
    "Von der Nachkriegszeit zur Gegenwart", 1946 - 1980, Filmkostüme aus Lola rennt und Die Unberührbare

Museum für Film und Fernsehen

  • Zeittunnel - Raum 2© Deutsche Kinemathek/Hillert Ibbiken
    Zeittunnel - Raum 2
  • Treppe - Raum 2© Deutsche Kinemathek/Armin Teufel
    Treppe - Raum 2
  • Raumpatrouille (Raum 3)© Deutsche Kinemathek
    Raumpatrouille (Raum 3)
  • Mondlandung1 (Raum 2)© Deutsche Kinemathek/WDR
    Mondlandung1 (Raum 2)
  • Spiegelsaal_ Rauchende Politiker (Raum 1)© Deutsche Kinemathek/Subuddha Kellner
    Spiegelsaal_ Rauchende Politiker (Raum 1)
  • Das Millionenspiel (Raum 3)© Deutsche Kinemathek/WDR
    Das Millionenspiel (Raum 3)
  • 9_11_2001 (Raum2)© Deutsche Kinemathek
    9_11_2001 (Raum2)
  • Spiegelsaal_Dusty (Raum 1)© Deutsche Kinemathek/Subuddha Kellner
    Spiegelsaal_Dusty (Raum 1)
  • "Blaue Wand"© Deutsche Kinemathek/Subuddha Kellner
    "Blaue Wand"

Karte

Address
Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin
Phone
+49 30 300 903 0
Internet
www.deutsche-kinemathek.de
Opening Hours
Wednesday - Monday 10:00 - 18:00, Thursday 10:00 - 20:00, closed on Tuesdays
Admission Fee
8 Euro, reduced 5 Euro
Thursday 16:00 - 20:00 free entry
Guided Tours
by appointment

Public transportation

Train (S-Bahn)
Bus
Train

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Source: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Bearbeitung: berlin.de

| Last edited: 27. July 2018