Director of urban planning and construction Ludwig Hoffmann oversaw the building of the Märkisches Museum in Köllnischer Park from 1899 to 1908. A virtuosic, carefully staged ensemble in the style of Wilhelminian Historicism, this structure pays homage to architectural precursors from the north of Germany and the Mark Brandenburg region. The Gotische Kapelle, the Zunftsaal and the Waffenhalle provide an atmospheric framework for a range of productions. A strong level of civic engagement had already led to the foundation of the Märkisches Provinzialmuseum in 1874.
The Stadtmuseum Berlin presents a host of artefacts related to the culture and history of the city in this striking structure on the bank of the Spree River. The permanent exhibition, “Here is Berlin!”, invites you to stroll through the streets and districts of Berlin. This journey allows visitors to experience how Berlin has changed over the course of several centuries. “Ask your City!” is specifically designed for children, young people and families. The exhibition lets you explore the nature and culture of Berlin for yourself.
From October 2016 on the semi-basement and the special exhibition space in the first floor are closed due to reconstructions.