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Drohnenaufnahme © Zitadelle 2021 | Foto: Jakob Mix
© Zitadelle Berlin | Foto: Jakob Mix
© Zitadelle 2021 | Foto: Jakob Mix
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
© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau
Zeughaus auf der Zitadelle © Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau
© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau
© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau

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.

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

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



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Admission price 4,50 €

Reduced price 2,50 €


© VG-Bildkunst Bonn

Martin von Ostrowski

Colonial fragments

© Christian Perdix

New Arrivals

New additions to the Spandauer art collection

© Michael Hischer

Michael Hischer

In balance and in motion. Kinetic sculptures on the ramparts of Spandau

© VG-Bildkunst, Bonn

Monika Brandmeier

A tropical mood, just a little cooler

© Markus Schwander


get together and deal with each other

Castle and Citadel

History, alive in stories

City History Museum Spandau

Spectacular Spandau

Parade Hall

Testimonies to the military history

© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau, 2020 | Foto Waldemar Freis

Archaeological Window

Interesting insights into the past

© ISD-Bund e.V.

Homestory Deutschland

Black biographies in history and present

© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau, S. Lindhorst-Emme

Escape Forwards

Migration in Focus

© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau

Jein danke!

Spandau and the founding of Greater Berlin 1920

Zitadelle Berlin, Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann
Denkmäler der Siegesallee


Berlin and its Monuments


Digital Service


Admission price

4,50 €

Reduced price

2,50 €

Family ticket

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Group ticket

Group from 10 persons 3,50 € / person

Yearly ticket

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Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 24749888


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