Museums and exhibitions

Allied Museum (AlliiertenMuseum)

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The Allied Museum documents the history of the Western powers in Berlin from 1945 to 1994.More information

Ghost stations: Exhibition at the Nordbahnhof S-Bahn station

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Image: J. Hohmuth, Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

A Berlin Wall Foundation exhibition at the Nordbahnhof S-Bahn station brings back to life an almost forgotten chapter of the history of Berlin’s Division.More information

Temporary exhibition on Wall memorials

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A temporary exhibition on a new overall concept for Berlin Wall memorial sites has been put up by the Senate Department for Urban Development at Potsdamer Platz along the former course of the Berlin Wall.More information

Black Box Cold War

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Located right where American and Soviet tanks squared off in 1961, the exhibition “Black Box Cold War” illuminates the division of Germany and Berlin in the context of international confrontation between the Eastern and Western blocs.More information

German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum)

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This museum shows changing exhibitions on contemporary history.More information

German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst (Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst)

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At its historic location, this museum recalls the event that brought the Second World War and the National Socialist regime to an end.More information

Berlin Wall Documentation Center

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The Documentation Center at Bernauer Strasse 111 is part of the Berlin Wall Memorial ensemble.More information

Haus der Geschichte - Tränenpalast

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Image: Stiftung Haus der Geschichte / Axel Thünker

The foundation Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland shows the permanent exhibition “BorderExperiences. Everyday Life in Divided Germany” in the “Tränenpalast,” an authentic site that is now a protected landmark.More information

Wall museum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

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The Wall Museum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie displays a permanent exhibition on the history of the Berlin Wall and on the international fight for human rights.More information

Open-air exhibition at Checkpoint Charlie

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With 175 large-format photos and short texts in German and English, an outdoor exhibition on Friedrichstrasse explains the history and significance of this former border crossing.More information

Open-air exhibition at Platz des 9. November 1989

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On Bornholmer Strasse in the Pankow borough, an exhibition conceived by the organization Berliner Forum für Geschichte und Gegenwart e.V. takes a former GDR checkpoint as a backdrop.More information

Berlin City Museum (Stadtmuseum Berlin)

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At eleven different locations, this museum relates the history of the city in all its many facets.More information

Stasi Museum (Normannenstrasse Research and Memorial Center)

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A research and memorial center focused on the GDR’s political system is housed in the former headquarters of the Ministry for State Security.More information

St.-Thomas-Kirche: Exhibition on the construction and the fall of the Wall

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Image: Wolfgang Bittner LDA

The construction of the Berlin Wall divided not only the city – apparently for good – but also the congregation of this church, since a large part of its territory was in East Berlin in the Mitte borough.More information