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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

Due to organisational issues, the museums and exhibition venues at Spandau Citadel must be closed from 1.3.-3.3.2024. All events at the museums and exhibitions will be cancelled during this period. The grounds of the Citadel and the Julius Tower can still be visited free of charge. We ask for your understanding!

On Monday, 4.3.2024, the museums and exhibitions of Spandau Citadel will open from 2 pm.

 

Location,

Am Juliusturm 64, 13599 Berlin

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

Abb.: Plakat Bismarck-Streit
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs

Bismarck-Fight

Cult figure and monument toppling in an interactive exhibition

© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs

SPANDAU'S TREASURES

40 years archive of the Spandau City History Museum

Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs / Kulturamt Spandau

Neighborhood memory Hakenfelde

"We've built ourselves a nice little world here"

Fig.: emerald league, 2023 | Graphic: Bernhard Rose

AntE-Landscapes

Abie Franklin

© VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2023 | Graphic: Bernhard Rose
Fig.: Birgit Dieker, Matrone 2018, Detail, © VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2023; Jürgen Baumann, Knochenarbeit, 2020, Detail

Flesh & Bone

Jürgen Baumann & Birgit Dieker

Fig. Anna Ehrenstein, Spandau Azulejos, Baklava Peeps, 2023 | Graphic: Bernhard Rose

art -in-architecture

3 projects

© VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2023 | Grafik: Bernhard Rose
Fig. Tom Früchtl

Boosted Mimicry

Tom Früchtl - Sabine Groß - Barbara Hindahl

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

MULTISPECIES FUTURES*

Hartmut Kiewert

Events

Fig.: „Spandaus Schätze“
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs

Zitadelle

ArchivGut – Gesprächsreihe zur Ausstellung „Spandaus Schätze“

Lecture, talk

Zitadelle Spandau / Stadtgeschichtliches Museum / Archiv

Zitadelle

Spandau's treasures

40 year archive of the Spandau City History Museum

Film, Guided Tour, Lecture, talk, Workshop, Miscellaneous

© Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle

Public Guided Tour | Citadel

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

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

Ill.: Bismarck-Streit Flyer
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs

Zitadelle

Workshops on the exhibition "Bismarck Controversy. Cult figure and monument overthrow"

Bookable workshops with guided tour for groups

Bookable group offer

Fig.: The Bismarck family
© Otto-von-Bismarck-Stiftung

Zitadelle

Lecture: „Frauen um Otto von Bismarck: Die Liebe, der Hass, das Vermächtnis“

Lecture, talk, Miscellaneous

bis 3 zählen ...
Selina_Foto-Theik-Smith_DSO_Foto-Susann-Ziegler

Zitadelle

FORTE KULTUR

Chamber music encounters with members of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin at the Citadel

Concert

Fig.: Bismarck-Streit Flyer
© Zitadelle Spandau | Grafik: studio lindhorst-emme+hinrichs

Zitadelle

Touch Tour | Bismarck-Streit

Cult figure and monument toppling in an interactive exhibition

Guided Tour

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

Zitadelle

Public Guided Tour | Unveiled

Guided Tour

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

Zitadelle

Museum Sunday

The Berlin museums are there for everyone.

Miscellaneous

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

Zitadelle

Family Sunday

Workshop

Fig.: Archive reading room
© Zitadelle Spandau

Zitadelle

Archive Tour

Guided Tour

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

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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© BVG, Lang
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