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nineties berlin

A multimedia journey through time in the Berlin of the wild nineties

The Wall has fallen, Berlin is finally free and life in the once divided city is developing rapidly. Experience the feeling of life of the legendary 90s at nineties berlin.

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The multimedia exhibition in the Alte Münze takes you back to the wild nineties in Berlin. Techno, anarchy and artistic freedom determine life after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the cityscape of the former East Berlin is marked by empty houses that have gradually been occupied. nineties berlin deals with changes in political, social, musical, artistic and subcultural sectors in Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall and revives the wild nineties.

Go on a journey through time

In the 270-degree projection, moving images flicker past you, while the bass and background noise of the video installation boom from the loudspeaker. Historical moments like John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I'm a Berlin citizen) are lined up in everyday scenes like burning squatted houses. Images of everyday life in East Berlin before the fall of the Berlin Wall, a "Späti" and the Palace of the Republic, then again and again the Berlin Wall, it falls and dancing people: the Loveparade.

Contemporary witnesses report

In nineties berlin also contemporary witnesses have their say. Famous personalities who shaped life in Berlin at that time talk about their lives. Musicians, hooligans, squatters, politicians and others reflect on their memories of the turbulent times after the fall of the Berlin Wall. With headphones you can listen to the eyewitnesses and look them directly in the face on screens.

The Berlin Wall

In the beginning was the Berlin Wall, the fall of the Berlin Wall, was the big bang for the upheaval and departure into a new life in Berlin. nineties berlin also dedicates part of the exhibition to the Berlin Wall.  Twelve original parts of the Berlin Wall were placed in the exhibition rooms of the Alte Münze. On a large picture installation, you can follow the course of the Berlin Wall and read how the peaceful revolution came about. Also people who died by trying to pass the Berlin Wall are remembered.

Techno, Tresor and Loveparade

The Berlin music, club and art scene experiences an upswing after the fall of the Berlin Wall and therefore German techno is born in Berlin. In the space of lost places, nineties berlin celebrates the underground culture of the 90s. Here you walk through a labyrinth of techno and underground clubs like the famous Tresor and finally stand in a room full of mirrors in the middle of the legendary Loveparade.

Special exhibition 30 years Loveparade

The Loveparade is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. nineties berlin is dedicating a special exhibition to the legendary Technofest until the end of 2019. The inventor of the Loveparade, Dr. Motte, gives personal insights into his memories of the parades and his idea of bringing all people together through electronic music. A phenomenon that still works in Berlin's clubs today .

Through the exhibition with the smartphone

Beside some screens and information boards your smartphone is your most important informative companion at nineties berlin. The exhibition thus takes the nineties into the age of digitalization. At various points you can read more exciting information about the events of that time directly on your smartphone via the Guide Bot. There is a free Wlan on site. At the end of the exhibition you can also buy funny things from those years in the museum shop, which will certainly remind you of your own life back then.

Highlights of the exhibition

  • 270 degree multimedia projection
  • Contemporary witnesses report
  • Original wall pieces
  • German Techno History
  • Guide Bot on your smartphone with more information

visitBerlin recommendations for your museum visit

nineties berlin is located in the centre of the district Mitte and is surrounded by many sights.
Our tip: After your visit at nineties berlin, visit the Nikolaiviertel, Berlin's oldest residential area, and get to know the capital from a completely different angle. With the Berlin Welcome Card you can save up to 25% on the entrance fee for nineties berlin. The exhibition is barrier-free except for a viewing platform over the Wall.

 nineties berlin is located in the Alte Münze, a former mint in Mitte, near Alexanderplatz and the Nikolaiviertel. The best way to reach the exhibition is by public transport:

  • U-Bahn: U2 Klosterstraße; U2, U5, U8 Alexanderplatz
  • S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7, S9, S75 Alexanderplatz
  • Bus: 248 Berlin Rathaus

Opening hours (additional information)

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