In the west curtain wall of the Citadel you can visit two fascinating archaeological finds. They have been placed together in a special viewing room providing an insight into the early history of this special place.
One of the exhibits is an excavation of the remains of a Slavic wall made of wood and earth, of the later stone castle wall, and of the palace complex from the Renaissance time. You can also see medieval Jewish gravestones which were probably removed in the 15th century from the Jewish cemetery in Spandau and used as building material for the castle. An audio commentary explains the meaning of the gravestones by reading out the inscriptions in Hebrew with translations in German and English.
The redevelopment of the Archaeological Window (project ARCHE) was financed by a funding of 203,000 € in 2015 by means of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the cultural investment program (Kulturinvestitionsprogramm KIP) of the Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs. Further funding came from the Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment.
- Monday-Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
- Thursday 13:00 - 20:00
- Friday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
30 min. before closing time
Open again since 21 May.
Proof of a negative rapid corona test or a negative test result of a PCR test that is not older than 24 hours.
Self-tests are not permitted as evidence.
Fully vaccinated visitors no longer have to show a negative test. Please note that the second vaccination dose must have been administered at least 14 days in the past for this requirement to be met.
Visitors who have fully recovered no longer have to show a negative test. Proof of recovery is provided by submitting a positive PCR test that is at least 28 days old but not older than six months.
Pay entry at the cash desk.
Visitors are also required to wear an FFP2 face mask in all museum interiors.
A time slot booking is not necessary!
More information for your visit here.
- 1. January 10:00 - 14:00
Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin
+49 (30) 35 49 44-0
+49 (30) 35 49 44-296
Admission price 4,50 €
Reduced price 2,50 €
Click here for information about Family ticket.
Group from 10 persons 3,50 € / person
Click here for information about Yearly ticket.
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