The Citadel Spandau, with its bastions, ramparts and casemates is one of the most important and best preserved Renaissance fortresses in Northern Europe. Kurfürst Joachim II of Brandenburg had it built in the 16th century by Italian architects. Among the sections of the older medieval castle that have been preserved are the Julius Tower from the 13th century and the Palas built in the 15th century. From the 16th to the 19th century, major military buildings were built on the large site. Today, they house historical museums and the Center for Contemporary Art, where large contemporary art exhibitions are presented.
The history of the castle and citadel is illustrated by models, maps and weapons in the Commander’s House. Archaeological findings from the early days of the castle as well as a unique collection of medieval Jewish tombstones are on display at the Archaeological Window. In the Arsenal, built in 1856, the City History Museum tells the story of Spandau families, trades and military using objects from the collection. The permanent exhibition "Revealed. Berlin and its Monuments" in the former Provisions Depot shows monuments that once shaped the cityscape of Berlin and were often eroded for political reasons – from the Brandenburg-Prussian rulers of the Siegesallee to the monumental head of the Lenin monument.
- Monday-Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
- Thursday 13:00 - 20:00
- Friday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
30 min. before closing time
Open again since 21 May.
Proof of a negative rapid corona test or a negative test result of a PCR test that is not older than 24 hours.
Self-tests are not permitted as evidence.
Fully vaccinated visitors no longer have to show a negative test. Please note that the second vaccination dose must have been administered at least 14 days in the past for this requirement to be met.
Visitors who have fully recovered no longer have to show a negative test. Proof of recovery is provided by submitting a positive PCR test that is at least 28 days old but not older than six months.
Pay entry at the cash desk.
Visitors are also required to wear an FFP2 face mask in all museum interiors.
A time slot booking is not necessary!
More information for your visit here.
- 1. January 10:00 - 14:00
Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin
+49 (30) 35 49 44-0
+49 (30) 35 49 44-296
Admission price 4,50 €
Reduced price 2,50 €
Click here for information about Family ticket.
Group from 10 persons 3,50 € / person
Click here for information about Yearly ticket.
+49 (30) 24749888
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