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Museum Europäischer Kulturen. Bruno-Paul-Bau. Berlin-Dahlem, Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Ute Franz-Scarciglia
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Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Ansicht der Dauerausstellung "Kulturkontakte. Leben in Europa", 2011 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia; CC NC-BY-SA
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia; CC NC-BY-SA
Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Ansicht der Dauerausstellung "Kulturkontakte. Leben in Europa", 2011 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia; CC NC-BY-SA

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.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Friday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

The visit is only possible with an FFP2 face mask and a time slot ticket booked online in advance.

The presentation of a daily test result is no longer necessary for the museum visit until further notice. Please refer to the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

(Translated with DeepL)

  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 11:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 11:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Arnimallee 25, 14195 Berlin

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 8,00 €

Reduced price 4,00 €

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

Exhibitions

© Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von PEG Records

A for Advent, Y for Yeni yıl ağacı

A Christmas ABC

© privat

Murcia

In Europe’s Garden

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Hermann Burchardt

From ... to ...

Zarkashat Turathia

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia; CC NC-BY-SA

Cultural Contacts. Living in Europe

© Bartosz Grześkowiak, Arkadiusz Szwed

People From the Porcelain Factory

The Human Trace Tableware

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarcigalia; CC NC-BY-SA

The Giant Mechanical Nativity Scene from the Ore Mountains

Events

© Arkadiusz Szwed

Museum of European Cultures

Raus ins Atelier!. Heute: Museum Europäischer Kulturen

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia

Museum of European Cultures

Eine Fahrt mit der venezianischen Gondel

Das Museum an der Strippe: MEK

Digital Service

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

Tickets

Admission price

8,00 €

Reduced price

4,00 €

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

Yearly ticket

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Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Services

  • Museum Shop

Service Telephone

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