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Im Mittelpunkt der Rauminszenierung zum historischen Moment 1948 steht die Raucherecke aus dem Amtszimmer von Ernst Reuter, dem damaligen Regierenden Bürgermeister West-Berlins © Design Studio Danuta Slomczynska, Posen 2018 © Design Studio Danuta Slomczynska, Posen 2018
10.06.2018 14:00

A new permanent exhibition gives visitors a compact, easy-to-understand picture of the city from the Ice Age to the present.

Spread over two floors of the Märkisches Museum, BerlinZEIT presents the city's most formative moments: This fully dual-lingual exhibition offers entertainment, inspiration and orientation for new and old Berliners alike, and for anyone who'd like to become one!

Understanding Berlin – in just one hour
Exceptional items, mulZEITdia offerings and hands-on stations guide visitors through the historical moments that have shaped the city up until the present day – all in just one hour. This experience makes it clear that the only thing that stays the same in Berlin is change. Berlin's history is told as the history of the people who live here. Even people who wouldn't usually be seen as key historical figures have their say.

The exhibition is accompanied by a lively audio guide where the city itself talks to visitors. The Berliner rapper Romano also shares his very special view of Berlin's history.

A place to rest and reflect
On the second floor, visitors will find space to rest and reflect. The exhibition's [Test]Spaces offer an opportunity to discover new sides of the museum. The original exhibition spaces from the museum's founding days in 1908 have been carefully integrated into BerlinZEIT.

The mechanical musical instruments from the previous permanent exhibition will also still be on view. As a new feature, there is a jukebox that invites visitors to discover the sound of the city – from 1948 to the present, and from Schlager hits to rap.

Glimpses into the collection
More than ever before, visitors will have the opportunity to get glimpses into Stadtmuseum Berlin's collections. There is an alternating object of the month series as well as a Photo-Graphic Cabinet that displays graphics and photographs on various themes. The first featured artist is Heinrich Zille.

Märkisches Museum
Am Köllnischen Park 5
10179 Berlin

+49 (30) 240 02-162

Als Publikation zur Ausstellung ist DAMALS Galerie: Berlin – Tragik und Glanz einer Metropole für 9,90 Euro im Shop des Märkischen Museums erhältlich.

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
1. January
14:00 - 18:00
24. December
25. December
14:00 - 18:00
26. December
14:00 - 18:00
31. December
Admission price
7,00 €

Free admission every 1st Wednesday of a month

Reduced price
4,00 €

Free admission under 18 years

Member of Museumspass Berlin


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