Museum of European Cultures

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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Museum Europäischer Kulturen. Bruno-Paul-Bau. Berlin-Dahlem, Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Ute Franz-Scarciglia © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Ute Franz-Scarciglia

The Museum of European Cultures (Museum Europäischer Kulturen) is dedicated to the study and presentation of lifeworlds and cultural contacts within Europe from the 18th century to the present day. The current exhibition "Cultural Contact. Living In Europe" offers a cross-section of the museum’s extensive holdings while addressing contemporary issues such as social movements and national boundaries. The cultural exchange resulting from today’s increased immigration to and mobility within Europe fosters hybrid cultures, but also raises questions of belonging and identity for individuals as well as groups. The various objects on display in the exhibition demonstrate the decisive role of cultural intersections in Europe: A 1910 gondola from Venice, for example, can evoke topics as varied as trade, travel, early media, immigration, cultural sitings, and religiosity. Among the exhibition’s more unusual objects is a twelve-metre socalled Christmas Mountain from the Erzgebirge region in Eastern Germany, comprising 328 partially moveable figures that portray the life of Jesus Christ. This unique dramatisation from the 19th/20th centuries is also the result of cultural contacts within Europe.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum has a rotating study collection, open to the general public, which displays ensembles of objects from the museum’s extensive collection. The museum regularly organises special exhibitions with accompanying  publications to deepen the audience’s appreciation of various topics in the permanent display. The "European Cultural Days", an annual series of events with an exhibition developed in conjunction with European partners, has the same purpose, educating audiences each year about a particular city, region, or country in Europe.

One of the museum’s special attractions is the recurring European Easter and Handicrafts Market, as well as Textile Day, at which textile artists present their works and teach their techniques. Aside from guided tours and holiday courses for children and youth, the museum also regularly offers artist workshops for adults.

Museum of European Cultures
Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin

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+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
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Tuesday -Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday -Sunday
11:00 - 18:00

The visit is only possible with a time slot ticket. It is recommended to book it online in advance:
The number of visitors is limited, taking into account the spatial capacities. All visitors from 6 years of age are obliged to wear a mouth-and-nose cover, keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres, follow the signposted tours and avoid group formations in the rooms.

1. January
12:00 - 18:00
1. May
11:00 - 18:00
3. October
11:00 - 18:00
24. December
25. December
11:00 - 18:00
26. December
11:00 - 18:00
31. December
Admission price
8,00 €
Reduced price
4,00 €

Children and and young people up to the age of 18 are eligible for free admission.

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