Tracing Life

Charité Museum of Medical History Berlin

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Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Präparatevitrinen Dauerausstellung © Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité

The Berlin Museum of Medical History shows an impressive permanent presentation. Along the line of Rudolf Virchow, it takes its visitors on a journey “beneath the skin”.

The tour starts in the early 18th century visiting the Berlin Anatomical Theatre. Via a private anatomical museum the visitors are entering the dissection room of the pathologist, the specimen collection of Berlin’s eminent pathologist Rudolf Virchow, the sphere of the specialised clinic, the laboratories of medical research and—finally—a historical ward reaching the patient’s bedside.

The permanent exhibition covers some 300 years of medical history. It presents central body images and models which medicine at certain times had generated. And it indicates what diagnostic and therapeutic procedures were derived from this thinking and trying without forgetting about the patient’s perspective.

The 2 floors of the permanent presentation are thematically connected by a text-picture-tableau featuring the history of the Charité. Many events and background information are addressed here to lighten and explain the development of this until today highly reputed Berlin university clinic.

Charité Museum of Medical History Berlin
Charitéplatz 1
Eingang: Virchowweg 17
10117 Berlin

+49 (30) 450-536 156
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 450-536 122
+49 (30) 450-536 905
Monday - Sunday

Closed due to extensive construction work until 2022.

The permanent exhibition shows numerous pathological-anatomical specimens. These objects make a very strong impression, therefore young people under 16 years of age are permitted to the museum only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. School classes are permitted to the museum starting with 10th grade.

Due to the current developments in the Corona crisis, the Board of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has canceled all Charité events until July 20, 2020. To our regret, we cannot offer historical site tours. Further information is to be found on the museum's website.

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Admission price
9,00 €
Reduced price
4,00 €

Family ticket

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Group ticket
Groups of at least 10 people: € 6,00 per person, reduced € 2,00

Member of Museumspass Berlin
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 450-536 122


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