The Permanent Exhibition in the Zeughaus provides insights into 1500 years of Germany's past. A tour covering the two floors of the exhibition presents German history chronologically in its European context: the introductory section revolves around changes in the borders of Germany and Europe, and the history of the German language. The tour then guides from the Middle Ages to the Reformation and Thirty Year's War, to the German Empire and finally to the end of the First World War in 1918. The ground floor explores the Weimar Republic, the National Socialist regime, the post-war period, as well as the history of the two German states from 1949 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and German reunification in 1990. 7000 historical exhibits show us how people lived, their ideas, events and historical developments. The exhibition focuses on political history, shaped by rulers, politicians and constituted community groups. Furthermore, each "epoch area" offers a variety of smaller rooms that build upon the main exhibition, in which everyday life is explored.