German History

From the Middle Ages to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

German Historical Museum

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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.

Guided tours in English:
MON 12 am
SAT 1 pm

German Historical Museum
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin

+49 (30) 203 04-0
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 203 04-751
+49 (30) 203 04-543
Monday - Sunday
10:00 - 20:00

The Museum has decided to open the temporary exhibition "Hannah Arendt and the Twentieth Century" to visitors in the Pei building from 11 May 2020 as a first step. The permanent exhibition in the Zeughaus will remain closed until further notice.

24. December
Admission price
8,00 €

Day ticket for all exhibitions

Reduced price
4,00 €

Free up to 18 years

Family ticket

Click here for information about Family ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 203 04-751


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