200 years ago, Tempelhof, Mariendorf, Marienfelde and Lichtenrade were small villages surrounded by meadows and fields. "Between Fields and Factories" is therefore the name of the Tempelhof Museum's permanent exhibition. It is divided into four sections: "About the Villages," "Tempelhof Workshop," "Living in Tempelhof" and "Research and Remembrance - the National Socialist Era. In addition, there is the "Sammelsurium", which contains a wide variety of museum treasures, including the only surviving fragment of a column from the court of the Knights Templar.
Tempelhof had about 250 souls, Marienfelde about 150. In the "Landraum" of the Tempelhof Museum, village life around 1800 comes to life, from farm work to the school system.
Old community records from Marienfelde tell of everyday and astonishing events: a trial over beer, the suicide of the pitcher, quarrels between the pastor and a poor day laborer's widow over school fees for the children. Here, a social-historical panorama unfolds, which makes everyday life in the countryside vivid.
One of the most beautiful exhibits is the baptismal angel from the Lichtenrad church. It survived the bombing in December 1943 and was given to the museum for the opening in 1961.
Regular opening hours:
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10-14 h
Sunday 11-15 h
For school classes and groups Mon-Fri by appointment