German Historical Museum

German Historical Museum
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 203040
Opening hours:
Daily 10 am - 6 pm

The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is Germany’s national historical museum. Located in Berlin’s historic district of Mitte, it sees itself as a place of active communication and discussion of history. A broad spectrum of additional information is conveyed through the exhibitions to specific groups by means of guided tours and history workshops. Scholars as well as history aficionados can also attend such events as lectures, panel discussions and conferences at the museum.

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Supplemented by numerous new acquisitions since 1987, the collection of the Deutsches Historisches Museum now comprises some 900,000 objects. The Deutsches Historisches Museum has placed a large part of its collections at the disposal of researchers and the interested public online through its Database. The Permanent Exhibition in the Zeughaus, German History in Images and Artefacts, with more than 7,000 objects, provides a unique overview of German history within its international context. The museum’s temporary Special Exhibitions can be seen in the Exhibition Hall designed by the Chinese American architect I.M. Pei. They are devoted to formative historical events, epochs and social developments. Most recently, the German Historical Museum presented the exhibition "Relics of the Cold War. Photographs by Martin Roemers". More on our Blog.