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German Museum Berlin, German Division
German Museum Berlin, German Division © Deutschlandmuseum, Foto: David Weyand

Deutschlandmuseum (Germany Museum)

German history as immersive experience

The new Deutschlandmuseum on Leipziger Platz is not a "classical museum", but a complex world of experience: in a single hour you can immerse yourself in 2000 years of German history.


Creaking floorboards of medieval castles and shining shop windows from the twenties

There is one thing you should do in the new Germany Museum: Hear, see, feel and yes, even smell: roam between deceptively real trees through the Germanic primeval forest, and a few minutes later experience chivalrous shadow plays behind leaded glass windows in a medieval castle. Just a moment ago you were breathing the smell of gunpowder and now, a few centuries later, you are standing in a 1950s Wirtschaftswunder flat listening to pop music.

Deutschlandmuseum in Berlin, visitors
Deutschlandmuseum in Berlin, visitors © Deutschlandmuseum Berlin

Experience 2000 years of German history in one hour

German history condensed: The one-hour tour takes you through twelve historical epochs on around 1,400 square metres in the Deutschlandmuseum. You will wander through appropriately different, high-quality and imaginatively designed room architectures that combine experiences like you would have in an amusement park with the teaching of history. 

Come with the whole family, especially with children: No one who undertakes this journey through time needs any previous knowledge of history. It conveys expressive historical images, explained and deepened by 3D animations, original and live films as well as by some exhibits such as a riding helmet from the Thirty Years' War. Everything is accompanied by sound effects from a total of 100 loudspeakers.

Museum of Germany Berlin, digital world of experience
Museum of Germany Berlin, digital world of experience © Deutschland Museum DM GmbH

You can learn in a playful way at interactive installations: Where do the German national colours actually come from and what was the German Confederation? But you can also become a criminologist and try to solve the famous heroin theft of 1926.

12 x epoch

Chronologically, it goes from Roman-Germanic antiquity through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment and the founding of the German Empire to the Empire, the World Wars and finally the last great historical event in Germany: reunification. Travel through...

  • Germania 
  • Early Middle Ages 
  • High Middle Ages 
  • Reformation
  • Enlightenment 
  • German Confederation 
  • Empire 
  • Weimar Republic 
  • National Socialism 
  • German Partition 
  • Two States 
  • United Germany

It won't be dry or boring: you can click your way through compositions by medieval minstrels or work yourself on a printing press as it was developed in the times of the Reformation. And you can also have a laugh: Sit down on a medieval latrine (the view inside the "outhouse" is also a surprise) and take a selfie!

German Museum in Berlin, Selfie
German Museum in Berlin, Selfie © Deutschlandmuseum Berlin

Your visit

Only time slot tickets are offered for your visit, available online and at the box office on site. 
There are special discounts for school classes.

Tip: Take advantage of the heavily discounted combination tickets with the German Spy Museum, which awaits you right next door at Leipziger Platz .

You can easily reach the Deutsches Museum by underground line 2 and S-Bahn lines 1, 2, 25, 26 and get off at S+U station Potsdamer Platz. Or take bus lines 200, 300, M41 or M48 to the bus stop Leipziger Straße.

More culture nearby

You are in the new cultural centre of Berlin. Right next to the Deutschlandmuseum is the German Spy Museum. From Leipziger Platz it is only a few minutes' walk to Potsdamer Platz. There you can visit Legoland and the German Cinematheque with your children.  From here you can also quickly reach the Kulturforum with the world-famous New National Gallery and the Gemäldegalerie, which presents the works of the most famous old masters: whether Dürer or Botticelli, Rembrandt or Rubens, Titian or Caravaggio.

Opening hours


Opening hours (additional information)

daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.