Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin
Deutsches Historisches Museum (The German Historical Museum), known by the acronym DHM, is a museum in Berlin, Germany devoted to German history. It describes itself as a place of “enlightenment and understanding of the shared history of Germans and Europeans”. It is often viewed as one of the most important museums in Berlin and is one of the most frequented. The museum is located in the Zeughaus (armoury) on the Unter den Linden as well as in the adjacent Exhibition Hall designed by I. M. Pei.
The Deutsches Historisches Museum was founded by the then Federal Republic of Germany and the Land Berlin in 1987 on the occasion of the 750th anniversary celebration of Berlin. The buildings and collections of the Museum für Deutsche Geschichte (MfDG), the central historical museum of the GDR, were transferred to the ownerschip of the Deutsches Historisches Museum within the framework of the contract on German reunification. Thus with reunification in 1990, the Deutsches Historisches Museum became the museum for the history of all parts of Germany.
In a chronological tour, 2000 years of German history are taught in a European context. Not only are the interactions between the political developments in the individual European states shown, but also the cultural-historical relations. More than 7,000 unique exhibits from the collections of the German Historical Museum make the past vivid and vivid, complemented by multimedia stations and museum educational offerings. In the exhibition hall of I. M. Pei changing exhibitions are shown on four levels, in which significant events, developments and facets of German history are deepened.
The specialised research library on German and general history as well as museum work contains more than 225,000 volumes, including 13,000 rare books, 40,000 volumes of magazines and newspapers, 5,000 volumes of militaria and 15,000 museum catalogues. The public reference library is located behind the Zeughaus in the Museum’s administrative building, which had belonged to the Prussian credit union Prussische Central-Genossenschaftskasse from 1899 to 1945 and later to the GDR state-run company Minol.
Daily 10 am to 6 pm
Deutsches Historisches Museum | paintings in chronological order
1501 – 1525