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Public Guided Tour

Expansive installations and captivating stories guide visitors through seven distinctive sides of Berlin. Each room features surprising objects and motifs: Right in the middle of BERLIN GLOBAL is a huge rusty vault door.

Besucher:innen © Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Foto: Anne Preussel

What does this massive object tell us about dispossession and persecution and why is it a symbol for the party scene of the ‘90s? Just looking up at the ceiling to see the original lighting fixtures from the Palast der Republik gives an insight into the past: : What was recreation and entertainment like for Berliners 40 years ago?

In 60 minutes, you can turn the “Wheel of History”, dance inside a giant disco ball or discover local history through telescopes in the windows of the Humboldt Forum. The tour opens up a dialogue with visitors through an interactive experience of global dynamics in historical and contemporary Berlin.

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Price: 14 EUR / 8 EUR reduced
  • Please book your ticket in advance online or at the ticket office in the foyer.
  • Every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
  • maximum 10 persons
Meeting place & time: You will find the meeting point for guided tours on your booking confirmation. To ensure that the guided tour starts on time, please arrive at the Humboldt Forum 15 minutes before the programme begins. Please take this extra quarter of an hour into account when planning your visit. Thank you very much!

Group size: Please understand that due to the Corona Restriction Ordinance, group tours can only take place with a limited number of participants (maximum 15, depending on the format). Please note the current hygiene regulations in this context.

“2G” regulation from 15 November 2021: In accordance with the Federal State of Berlin’s updated measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, please be informed that starting on Monday, 15 November 2021, the “2G“ rule will apply to all visits to the Humboldt Forum. This rule generally applies to entering the building, as well as to visitors of exhibitions and participants of events, educational programmes, and guided tours. A digitally legible vaccination certificate or a digital recovery certificate must be presented as proof. A physical vaccination certificate without a legible QR code or a valid test certificate is no longer sufficient. Exceptions include children aged five and below, as well as children and adolescents aged 17 or below upon presentation of a student ID Unvaccinated visitors with a medical certificate are also exempt. These visitors must present a valid, negative PCR test result that is no older than 24 hours. We kindly ask for your understanding that there may be a wait at the Passage and Portal 3 entrances. Please plan your visit accordingly and have your ticket, proof of vaccination or recovery, and ID ready for inspection. Visitors aged 6 and above, as well as all staff members, are required to wear a medical or FFP2 face mask indoors. The Berlin administration’s centralised COVID-19 information can be found here.

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Humboldt Forum: Berlin Ausstellung, 1. OG
Humboldt Forum: Berlin Ausstellung, 1. OG