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Descend to the historic wall remains of the Berlin Palace

Here you will find the first traces of the site’s history. The archaeological cellar, the only surviving part of the original Berlin Palace, takes you on a tour from the middle ages to the present day.


This is where you will find surviving sections of the medieval Dominican monastery as well as the foundations of the Berlin Palace, which were excavated in 2008.

In the winding corridors you can discover everything from a chicken coop to the imperial heating system, which was highly technologically advanced for its time. All these finds shed light on the lives and work of the monastery’s residents and the palace’s servants.

For those who want to find more information about the history of the sight, the store in the Humboldt Forum is recommended or visit the ONLINE STORE with a selection of titles and catalogs.

  • Free admission
  • Language: English, German
  • Accessible for wheelchairs
Additional information

Our tip: Find good stories in good books, visit the shop at the Humboldt Forum, online now too!

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Opening hours from 02.01.2023 Wednesday to Monday from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm, Tuesday is regular closing day.

Special opening hours
24.12.23: closed (Christmas Eve)
25.12.2023 12 - 18 hrs
26.12.2023 12 - 18 hrs
31.12.23: closed (New Year's Eve)
01.01.24: 14:00 - 18:00 (New Year)


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