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Drone footage Citadel Berlin
© Zitadelle Berlin | Foto: Jakob Mix
Blick in Enthüllt.
© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau
Blick auf den Haupteingang an der Südseite der Zitadelle Spandau
CC-BY-SA-3.0 Auriocus, September 2011, Wikimedia Commons
Blick auf den Haupteingang an der Südseite der Zitadelle Spandau. CC-BY-SA-3.0 Auriocus, September 2011, Wikimedia Commons
Luftaufnahme Zitadelle Spandau
Zitadelle Spandau
Juliusturm, Zitadelle
© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau
Old barracks on the Berlin Citadel
© Zitadelle 2021 | Foto: Jakob Mix
Zeughaus auf der Zitadelle
© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau
Zeughaus auf der Zitadelle © Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau

The Spandau Citadel with its bastions, ramparts and casemates is one of the most important and best-preserved Renaissance fortresses in northern Europe. Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg had it built in the 16th century by Italian master builders.

Of the medieval castle, the Julius Tower from the 13th century and the Palas from the 15th century have been preserved. From the 16th to the 19th century, important military buildings were erected on the large area. Today, they house museums with historical exhibitions as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art, which opened in 2018 and presents major art exhibitions.

The history of the castle and citadel is made vivid by models, maps and weapons in the Commandant's House. In the Archaeological Window, uncovered soil finds from the early days of the castle as well as a unique collection of medieval Jewish gravestones can be viewed.

In the Armoury, built in 1856, the Museum of City History uses many objects from its collection to tell the story of Spandau families, trade and military. The permanent exhibition "Unveiled. Berlin and its Monuments" in the former Provisions Magazine shows monuments that once shaped Berlin's cityscape and were often taken down for political reasons - from the Brandenburg-Prussian rulers of the imperial-era Victory Avenue to the monumental head of the Lenin Monument.

 

Opening hours,

  • Monday-Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 13:00 - 20:00
  • Friday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Last entry

30 min. before closing time

  • 27. July 2024 closed
  • 1. August 2024 10:00 - 17:00
  • 18. August 2024 10:00 - 16:00
  • 20. August 2024 10:00 - 16:00
  • 21. August 2024 10:00 - 16:00
  • 29. August 2024 10:00 - 17:00

Location,

Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin

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Telephone,

+49 (30) 35 49 44-0

Fax,

+49 (30) 35 49 44-296

Website,

www.zitadelle-berlin.de

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Admission price 4,50 €

Free entry for people from the Ukraine.

Reduced price 2,50 €

children from 6 to 14 years – students – trainees – persons receiving transfer benefits (ALG II, social assistance, benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act) – persons with severe disabilities from 50% MdE upon presentation of the corresponding ID.

 

Public Tours in the Citadel Spandau
every 1st Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. in English 
regular tours in German on Saturday and Sunday 
at 2 p.m.

per person 4,50 € for the Tour
on MuseumsSunday free entry!


 

The latest information from the Spandau Citadel can be found on our  website.

Exhibitions

Denkmäler der Siegesallee
Zitadelle Berlin, Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann
Denkmäler der Siegesallee im Stadtgeschichtlichen Museum Spandau.

Unveiled. Berlin and its Monuments

Castle and Citadel

Castle and citadel

History that lives in stories

City History Museum Spandau

Museum of urban history

Exciting Spandau

Parade Hall

Drill Hall

Evidence of military history

Archaeological window Citadel Spandau
© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau, 2020 | Foto Waldemar Freis

Archaeological window

Interesting insights into the past

Hartmut Kiewert, Crossing V. 2023
Hartmut Kiewert, Crossing V. 2023 / Graphics: Bernhard Rose

Multispecies Futures*

Hartmut Kiewert

Abb.: Flyer Schaudepot | Graphic „Have a toxic experience“
© Zitadelle Spandau © Johanna Benz, Tiziana Beck / graphicrecording.cool

Schaudepot Bastion Königin

Der Giftschrank für problematische Skulpturen und Denkmäler

Zeughaus Zitadelle Spandau
© Matthias Beckmann 2019 - VGB Bild Kunst
Bleistift auf Papier

100 years Museum Spandau

with guided tours & discussion series as well as workshops & readings for kids

Fig.: MITKUNSTZENTRALE, Haus der Materialisierung, 2024 | Graphic: Bernhard Rose
MITKUNSTZENTRALE

Mitkunstzentrale – Valeria Fahrenkrog, Erik Göngrich, Nora Wilhelm

Materielle Kollaborationen

Fig.: Pattern in Motion,Videostill, 2017
© VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2024 | Grafik: Bernhard Rose

Twist – Anette Rose

Fig.: huoadg 5888
pixabay.com | Grafik: Bernhard Rose

Believe me – Georg Weißbach

Fig.: Doris Hinzen-Röhrig, „Es brennt – American Darling“, Detail, Pencil/collage on cardboard, 61,5 cm x 90 cm, 2018
© VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2024

Neuzugänge der Spandauer Kunstsammlung

Fig. above: Fides Becker, Neunauge, 2012 (Detail); Fig. below: Anja Teske, Wohnt hier wer?, 2024
© VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2024 | Grafik: Bernhard Rose

Mobiliär – Fides Becker, Anja Teske

Zwischen auf dem Schrank oder unterm Teppich

Kulturamt Spandau / Design: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs

The Memory Guardians

A film by Nnenna Onuoha

Events

Fig.: 100 years of the Spandau Museum
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Touch tour | 100 years Museum Spandau

Guided Tour

© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau, Archiv

Zitadelle

TRACES OF THE WEHRMACHT AT THE CITADEL

Public guided tour

Guided Tour

Zitadelle

Can we live with mushrooms?

Workshop - drawing explorations & curator tour

Workshop

© Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle

Public Guided Tour | Citadel

Guided Tour

momenta-biennale-anette-rose-dazibao

Zitadelle

ARTIST TALK

with Prof. Dr. Hanne Loreck and the artist Anette Rose

Lecture, talk

Hartmut Kiewert, Crossing V. 2023
Hartmut Kiewert, Crossing V. 2023 / Graphics: Bernhard Rose

Zitadelle

Hartmut Kiewert on questions of animal ethics, activism and the possibilities of art

Guided tour through the exhibition

Guided Tour, Miscellaneous

Fig.: Museums Sunday / Design: Büro Bum Bum
Büro Bum Bum

Zitadelle

Museum Sunday

The Berlin museums are there for everyone.

Miscellaneous

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Public guided tour | 100 years Museum Spandau

Guided Tour

Fig .: Scenic tour of the citadel © Hof Spielleut | Photo: Birger Holz, Bilderkraft
© Hof Spielleut | Foto: Birger Holz, Bilderkraft

Zitadelle

“A fortress for the Elector”

Scenic tour

Guided Tour

© Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle

Public Guided Tour | Citadel | English

Guided Tour

Workshop with kids at the Citadel
© Zitadelle Berlin
Zwei Kinder sitzen an einem Tisch und basteln

Zitadelle

Family Sunday

Workshop

Hartmut Kiewert, Crossing V. 2023
Hartmut Kiewert, Crossing V. 2023 / Graphics: Bernhard Rose

Zitadelle

"Transformation and future of human-animal relationships ...

Panel discussion

Lecture, talk, Miscellaneous

Hartmut Kiewert, Crossing V. 2023
Hartmut Kiewert, Crossing V. 2023 / Graphics: Bernhard Rose

Zitadelle

"Animal Turn in der Kunstwelt ...

Podiumsdiskussion

Lecture, talk, Miscellaneous

Fig.: Exhibition view “Unveiled. Berlin and its Monuments”
© Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle

Public Guided Tour | Unveiled

Guided Tour

Fig.: Archive reading room
© Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle

Archive Tour

Guided Tour

Fig.: Touch Tour in the exhibition “Unveiled. Berlin and its Monuments” in the Proviantmagazine
© Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle

Touch Tour | Unveiled. Berlin and its Monuments

Guided Tour

Fig.: Fallen heroes
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs

Zitadelle

allen Heroes – Field Marshal Leonhard von Blumenthal

Discussion series

Lecture, talk

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Public guided tour | 100 years Museum Spandau

Open Monument Day

Guided Tour

Fig.: 100 years of the Spandau Museum
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

100 years Museum Spandau – 1 year of provenance research

Guided Tour, Lecture, talk

Fig.: Fallen heroes
© Zitadelle Spandau | Graphic: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs

Zitadelle

Fallen Heroes – Border post

Discussion series

Lecture, talk

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Workshop | “Making collection boxes – discover the treasures of history.”

Workshop

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Night at the Museum. With a torch through the museum

Guided Tour

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Future prospects | The “Heimatkundliche Vereinigung Spandau 1954 e.V.” as a support organisation for the Spandau Museum

Lecture, talk

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Future prospects | The citadel becomes a historical island

Lecture, talk

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Future prospects | Diversity and participation – the future of the museum

Lecture, talk

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Bookable workshop | Minifanzine "My Museum"

Bookable group offer

Fig.: 100 years Museum Spandau
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs © VGB Bild Kunst 2024

Zitadelle

Bookable workshop | "Deciphering objects and understanding history!"

Bookable group offer

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

4,50 €

Free entry for people from the Ukraine.

Reduced price

2,50 €

children from 6 to 14 years – students – trainees – persons receiving transfer benefits (ALG II, social assistance, benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act) – persons with severe disabilities from 50% MdE upon presentation of the corresponding ID.

 

Public Tours in the Citadel Spandau
every 1st Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. in English 
regular tours in German on Saturday and Sunday 
at 2 p.m.

per person 4,50 € for the Tour
on MuseumsSunday free entry!


 

The latest information from the Spandau Citadel can be found on our  website.

Family ticket

Click here for information about Family ticket.

Group ticket

- Family ticket 10,- €

  2 adults + up to 3 children, 6-14 years

- Group from 10 persons 3,50 € / person

 

!!!
Due to concerts changed opening hours:

Sat.      27.07. Citadel closed
Thu.     01.08. from 10 am - 5 pm
Sun.     18.08. from 10 am - 4 pm
Tue.     20.08. from 10 am - 4 pm
Wed.    21.08. from 10 am - 4 pm
Thu.     29.08. from 10 am - 5 pm

(On Thursdays we are normally open from 1-8 pm)

Please check the opening hours on our website before your visit:
www.zitadelle-berlin.de

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 247 49-888

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Archive
  • Diaper changing table

Accessibility

More about accessibility at mobidat.net

Audioguides

In German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Russisch.

For children and teenager.

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