Special thanks to the Berlin Museum for the guest entry.
Berlin in an hour? Is that really possible? We recently found the answer to this question, and it turns out it is, but only at the Historiale Berlin Museum! Here, you can go on an exciting journey through the history of the city, experienced through a collection of scenic presentations, films, historical models and original exhibits. Guided chronologically through the exhibits by informative audio guides available in ten different languages, you can experience everything there is to know about this special city, without sacrificing much of your precious time. What’s more, its location on the Unter den Linden makes things even easier!
No Resting While History is Made!
Under this motto the Historiale Berlin Museum provides an entertaining survey of the varied and colorful history of Berlin, in an exhibition that is as vibrant, exciting and fast as Berlin itself! With the informative audio guides at the ready, without much ado, Berlin’s history is explained.
The key to Berlin
With its wide variety of topics, the exhibition acts as an important portal for visitors to Berlin, providing an unrivalled overview of the mechanics at work behind the city’s most important institutions. Every day it provides invaluable information explaining Berlin’s cultural traditions in brief to relate topics and offer visitors the chance to understand and appreciate the city’s history. The museum then offers flyers highlighting specific museums and memorials for who visitors want to learn more about specific topics/events. Therefore, if your hunger for knowledge is not satisfied, you know exactly where to go for your fix, and will have a sound footing to really understand it.
The audio tour around Historiale Berlin Museum starts at the humble beginnings of today’s multicultural metropolis. Taking you back to the 12th and 13th Century, from where – based on historical figures and analyses of the major events – Berlin’s progress is chronicled. Particular focus is paid to the period after the Second World War, when – within a few decades – the city was destroyed and rebuilt; then divided and eventually reunified.
Movies and Books
At the end of the exhibition, you get the opportunity to view two specially produced films. First, a 15-minute documentary entitled “The Berlin Wall,” which features the most spectacular images of the construction of the wall and the life in a divided city, as well as dissecting the mechanics surrounding the border’s eventual collapse.
Then, the documentary “The Making of Berlin” condenses Berlin’s 800 years of history into a fascinating 25 minutes. As a summary of what is exhibited the film offers an enjoyable end to the tour.
For each section of the museums you can obtain book recommendations and reading lists to find out more about specific topics. These books can then be purchased from the book store adjacent to the exhibition.
At the Intersection Between Science and Tourism
Through this compressed view of the capital and its history, as well as the heavily multi-lingual set – up, Historiale Berlin Museum has proved incredibly popular over the years; all the while remanufacturing what it is to experience history. The result of the museums efforts is an experience that goes far beyond the mere teaching of facts; ultimately providing a sound knowledge base; helping everyone to understand the nature of Berlin more naturally.
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March to December: Daily from 10:00 until 20:00
January and February: Daily from 10:00 until 19:00
24.12.2012: 10:00 until 14:00
26.12.2012: 11:00 until 19:00
01.01.2013: 11:00 until 19:00
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Russian, Turkish and Chinese
Unter den Linden 40
The entrance to the museum is located in the gift-shop.
Tel: +49 – 30 – 20 45 46 73 or 51 73 63 07