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Rathaus Kiez in Pankow, Blick auf das Rathaus Pankow
Rathaus Kiez in Pankow, Blick auf das Rathaus Pankow © visumate GmbH, Foto: Antje Queisner
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Großes B – dreizehnmal Stadt

Cooperation project between the Stadtmuseum Berlin and the twelve Berlin district museums

As part of the city's 100th anniversary, the project Großes B - dreizehnmal Stadt invites visitors to learn about the historical development in the districts and their individual challenges in addition to the central large-scale exhibition in the Märkisches Museum.

April 23 - October 4, 2020 | FRIEDRICHSHAIN-KREUZBERG

Neighborhood Stories - 100 Years of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg

1920 traditionless buffer districts - 2020 symbols known beyond the city limits, resistant, alternative, thoroughly gentrified: The exhibition at the FHXB Museum takes you to places and tells stories that have shaped Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg over the past 100 years and continue to do so today.

27 January - 28 June 2020 | STEGLITZ-ZEHLENDORF

NEW, GREAT, GREEN - 100 years of architectural modernity in the southwest of Berlin

An exhibition in the Gutshaus Steglitz and Schwartzsche Villa, curated by BEST projekte für baukultur und stadt, is dedicated to the subject of Greater Berlin and its consequences for Steglitz and Zehlendorf. Using 12 representative examples of New Construction in Steglitz and Zehlendorf and the six key terms "NEU", "GROSS", "GRÜN", "GEMEINSCHAFT"; "BEWEGT" and "ARBEIT", the exhibition shows how Berlin developed into a field of experimentation for modernism from 1920 onwards.

24 April - 23 August 2020 | REINICKENDORF

In the middle of Reinickendorf.

100 years (Greater) Berlin Reinickendorf reflects the situation of Berlin: It has many different centres and public spaces. The exhibition shows how these spaces have developed and what they mean to residents today.

August 26, 2020 - May 30, 2021 | STADTMUSEUM BERLIN

Chaos & Departure Berlin 1920|2020

The Stadtmuseum Berlin presents the central special exhibition for the anniversary year at the Märkisches Museum. How can big cities succeed? A historical and a current time level invite you on a voyage of discovery that leads from problems to approaches to solutions and their future potential. The central themes then and now - housing, transport, recreation, administration, links to the surrounding area and belonging - are not only examined historically and scientifically, but also artistically, participatively and journalistically in order to provide impulses and food for thought.

8 May - 27 December 2020 | NEUKÖLLN

Neukölln becomes a big city

The exhibition shows at eight exemplary selected locations in the district how city life has changed for its inhabitants in the various historical phases from 1920 to the present. In the exhibition, Neukölln is seen as an urban laboratory that has to cope with all the relevant problems of modern cities. It also takes into account current urban policy approaches that offer Neukölln residents the opportunity to actively shape the future of their city. 

May 17 - December 20, 2020 | LICHTENBERG

Oskar Ziethen - Lichtenberg's local politician with farsightedness

Lichtenberg's mayor Oskar Ziethen has been interested from the beginning of his term of office in 1896 in connecting the community, which is developing into a city, to Berlin. Despite the rejection of his idea by the Berlin magistrate, he remained an active advocate of the intertwining of Berlin's core and cycling communities, first in the process of forming special-purpose associations and later in the process of bringing about the large municipality. In 1924 the magistrate honoured him for this by appointing him the 100th town elder of Berlin.

May 18, 2020 - January 24, 2021 (main exhibition in the Zeughaus) | SPANDAU

Thank you! Spandau and the founding of Greater Berlin 1920

What led to the Spandau identity? In the area of conflict between the Berlin administration / Spandau's magistrate and the everyday life of the inhabitants of Spandau, the tram travels to various thematic stops on traffic, work, leisure, housing and the military, which were characteristic of Spandau around 1920 and fundamental to the (self-)perception of Spandau today. Objects, texts and participative possibilities reflect the change from the stubborn city to the self-ironic part of Berlin.

19 June - 16 November 2020 (exhibition in the Gothic House) | SPANDAU Spandau Art and Culture in Greater Berlin

12 June 2020 - 3 January 2021 (Schöneberg Museum) | TEMPELHOF - SCHÖNEBERG

16 June 2020 - 3 January 2021 (Schöneberg Museum) January 2021 (Tempelhof Museum) | TEMPELHOF - SCHÖNEBERG

New construction, new living Settlements of the Weimar Republic in Tempelhof-Schöneberg Housing shortage and housing misery were central challenges for Berlin during the Weimar Republic. Numerous housing projects were developed around the questions of ideal building and living quality. The exhibitions in the Schöneberg Museum and the Tempelhof Museum shed light on the regional approaches in both districts of the new municipality of Greater Berlin.

October - December 2020 | TREPTOW - KÖPENICK

"We don't come empty-handed" - The districts of Treptow-Köpenick and their way to Greater Berlin in 1920

Particular focus is placed on the 15 districts of today's Treptow-Köpenick district and the question of centre, periphery and their interaction. How much "Berlin" is hidden in the districts of Treptow-Köpenick and what radiant power do these districts have on Berlin in reverse.

17 August 2020 - 16 April 2021 | MARZAHN - HELLERSDORF

StadtRandLage. Ein Marzahn - Hellersdorfer ABC

From A for Alice-Salomon-Hochschule to Z for forced labor in the NS era:
Based on the conditions and the course of the incorporation of the communities that until then had belonged to the Niederbarnim district, the exhibition outlines the eventful history of relations between Marzahn-Hellersdorf and Berlin in historical and contemporary examples.

August 2020 - January 2021 | CHARLOTTENBURG - WILMERSDORF

Suburbia or metropolis? Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf and Greater Berlin

The exhibition focuses on the resistance in today's districts of Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf against the administrative unification and examines the questions with which interests the suburbs were defended against the "Moloch Berlin" and what they finally brought into the unified community.  

November 13, 2020 - June 27, 2021 | MITTE

The town hall of Wedding. A new town hall for a new district

An instruction manualThe exhibition deals with the history of the town hall of Wedding from 1928/1930, which embodied the idea of a new administration in the unitary municipality of Greater Berlin of 1920 as a democratically structured, functional city. At the same time, the exhibition draws a bow to the present: 100 years later, a new town hall is planned in the Mitte district, in the building complex of the former "House of Statistics". Does this too want to be a "Town Hall of the Future", like the Town Hall of Wedding?  

Autumn 2020 - Spring 2021 | PANKOW

Pioneers of modern social work - Prenzlauer Berg District Youth Welfare Office since 1920

The exhibition focuses on the reform efforts of public youth welfare work after 1920. As a practitioner and teacher in youth social work, Walter Friedländer left his mark on the Prenzlauer Berg Youth Welfare Office far beyond the district. In selecting the staff, he took unusual paths for a district office. 

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