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Museum Pankow in Berlin
Museum Pankow in Berlin © Museum Pankow, 2021, Foto: Kristin Witte

Museum Pankow Prenzlauer Allee

History and culture at several locations

Please note: The current opening and closing hours and special hygiene rules for the Covid-19 are available on this website.

In a former school complex on the Prenzlauer Allee is the culture and education center Sebastian Haffner with the museum Pankow the library at the Wasserturm and the Community College.

Museum Pankow Berlin
Museum Pankow Berlin © Museum Pankow, 2021, Foto: Kristin Witte

Experience the history of Berlin-Pankow in a series of permanent exhibitions:

  • Counter-designs. Prenzlauer Berg before, during and after the fall of the Wall
  • Bourgeois life around 1900: At Heynstrasse 8 you can see the representative living quarters, some of which have been preserved in their original state, that the chair cane manufacturer Fritz Heyn had furnished here in 1893 by the Berlin architect Ernst Fröhlich.
  • Rieselfelder, Liegekur and Runkelrübe. The Blankenfelde Municipal Estate in the North of Berlin (cooperative exhibition at the Blankenfelde Municipal Estate, Hauptstraße 24-30, 13159 Berlin)
  • Master carpenter Brunzel builds a tenement house: see a flat at Dunckerstraße 77 furnished as it was around 1900, bringing to life the different living conditions and circumstances of the time.
  • Images of the times. Life in Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg and Weißensee 1949 to 1990
  • prenzlauer227 - From the community double school in 1886 to the educational centre


For more than 100 years, the period-typical site by the water tower was a school location for up to 1,500 children. When it is closed in 1997, the transformation of the site into an educational centre begins. Even the former gymnasium is now used for exhibitions. The Museum Pankow, the library at the water tower, the adult education centre and the museum archive with reading room are located here. Special exhibitions and events on district history topics are held regularly.

Opening hours (additional information)

Museum Pankow, Prenzlauer Allee 
Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

closed on public holidays