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Deutsches Historisches Museum

The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM), German Historical Museum, was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding of Berlin. It is situated in the Zeughaus, the oldest structure on the Unter den Linden avenue in central Berlin.

In 2004 an extension to the DHM, designed by I. M. Pei, was completed. In 2006 the restoration of the Zeughaus building, founded in 1695, was completed and the DHM Museum opened with the permanent exhibition German History in Images and Testimonials from Two Millenia and artifacts exhibit.

Permanent Collection

There are 12 collections in the German Historical Museum:
- Documents I (historical documents, maps, house archive)
- Documents II (contemporary documents after 1914)
- Arts
- Posters
- Art I (paintings before 1900)
- Art II (paintings, sculpture 20th century, photographs, numismatics)
- Applied Arts (Applied Arts and Plastic Art I)
- Everyday Life Culture I (medical equipment, household supplies)
- Everyday Life Culture II (textiles , badges)
- Everyday Life Culture III (toys, postcards, Militaria, weapons, harnesses, military devices, medals, uniforms, flags)
- Picture archive
- Library (specialized scientific library, rare books)


Current exhibitions take place at:
Hinter dem GieƟhaus 3
D-10117 Berlin

Opening hours:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Karl May - Imaginary Journeys
31 August 2007 to 06 January 2008, Pei-Bau

Eye on Time - Time and Space
in Photographs by Michael Ruetz
11 October 2007 to 06 January 2008, Pei-Bau

Novos Mundos ā€“ New Worlds. Portugal and the Era of Discoveries
24. Oktober 2007 - 10. Februar 2008


Day ticket for all exhibitions: 5,- ā‚¬
Yearly ticket for all exhibitions: 30,-ā‚¬
Children & youth under 18 free

Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The DHM will be closed 24 and 31 December 2007

Getting there

S-Bahn: Hackescher Markt and FriedrichstraƟe
U-Bahn: Franzƶsische StraƟe, Hausvogteiplatz and FriedrichstraƟe
Bus: 100, 200 and TXL (Stop Staatsoper)
Stops: Staatsoper or Lustgarten


Museum Online Shop

Museum internal and external photos (10)

Click on the images to enlarge

News and events

Numerous events (in German)

Programme of the movie theatre (in German)


Living Museum Online (German)


Multimedia Contents (German)