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The Landesdenkmalamt Berlin will again allow guided tours of the ongoing excavations on Molkenmarkt . The Molkenmarkt excavation team, led by Dr. Michael Malliaris, will present, among other things, the new excavation on the site of the "Großer Jüdenhof" and the monastery quarter.

Blick auf die Fischerinsel
Blick auf die Fischerinsel © visitberlin, Foto: Chris Martin Scholl

In addition to relics of the Baroque building ensemble around the Jüdenhof and the former French church from 1725, numerous medieval and early modern traces of the city have been preserved.

The free guided tours will take place every Friday at 2 p.m. (until further notice, except on holidays and in case of bad weather).

  • Meeting point: Jüdenstraße / corner Parochialstraße (near the side entrance of the Old Town Hall).
  • Maximum 10 people; registration required by e-mail to, Tel. 030 90 259 - 3658
  • Sturdy shoes, if necessary weatherproof clothing and mouth-nose covering required
  • Current information about the guided tours in the calendar of events of the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin: Calendar of events of the LDA

General information on the Molkenmarkt excavation
The ongoing excavations in the "Molkenmarkt" project cover two large areas, currently encompassing approximately 8,000 square meters. Since September 2019, the historic quarter west of Jüdenstraße, which was densely built from the founding of the city until shortly before the Second World War, has been investigated. Medieval cellars, waste pits, ditches and cultural horizons are coming to light, especially in backyard areas. The development of the historic "Großer Jüdenhof" and the monastery quarter east of Jüdenstraße has been under investigation since March 2021. The historic Molkenmarkt is hidden under today's Mühlendamm and Grunerstrasse. New urban quarters will be created around Berlin's oldest market. The aim of the excavations carried out by the Berlin State Monuments Office in preparation for construction and planning is to explore the development of this urban nucleus since the city was founded around 800 years ago. In addition, archaeological windows within the new development will make the diverse history of the city visible. The investigations planned until 2025 will cover no less than one fifth of Berlin's medieval urban area.
Additional information
Jüdenstraße / Ecke Parochialstraße
Jüdenstraße / Ecke Parochialstraße
Jüdenstraße / Ecke Parochialstraße