BERLIN GLOBAL opens on July 20

Berlin Exhibition in the Humboldt Forum

Seven themed rooms, 4.000 m²: Kulturprojekte Berlin and Stadtmuseum Berlin use expansive installations and interactive formats to tell the story of how Berlin and the world are interconnected.

From July 20, 2021, visitors to the Berlin exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL at the Humboldt Forum can discover the connections between Berlin and the world.

On the 4,000 m² that BERLIN GLOBAL occupies on the second floor of the Humboldt Forum, the focus is on questions such as: What went and goes from Berlin into the world? What has had an effect on the city? And how do we want to shape it? In seven thematic rooms, selected aspects can be experienced through atmospheric stagings: revolution, free space, borders, pleasure, war, fashion and interconnectedness.

In BERLIN GLOBAL, visitors are invited to form their own opinions and become active. On the tour, they connect to the exhibition through a chip wristband and can participate in interactive formats, turn the "wheel of history" and experience revolutions, sniff out city smells, decide between different statements and take a position. Visitors to BERLIN GLOBAL are encouraged to critically engage with the content of the thematic rooms, from revolution to fashion to war, and to enter into an exchange. The exhibition can be experienced in German and English, and another ten languages (including German sign language) are made available via the media guide.

Experience the exhibition digitally

A glimpse into the first room of the Berlin exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL is already possible: As the first of several digital formats for the exhibition, the room can be discovered online as a virtual experience "360° World Thinking". Designed by the New York-based urban artist duo How and Nosm, the space features the 375-m² mural "Weltdenken" ("Thinking World"), the theme of which is the exhibition's leitmotif: Berlin and its connections with the world - and the critical examination of them.

The collaboration with the two urban artists is one of many examples of cooperation with artists and photographers, with museums, interest groups and social communities in the city. The makers of BERLIN GLOBAL are breaking new ground with this approach; the Berlin exhibition reflects diverse perspectives on the city and invites visitors to engage with them. BERLIN GLOBAL makes subcultures and topics visible that can be expected at a central location like the Humboldt Forum: (post)colonialism, racism, urban art, revolutions or (displacement of) free spaces.

Plan your visit

For the first 100 days that the Humboldt Forum is open, admission to BERLIN GLOBAL will be free for all, i.e. from July 20 to November 12, 2021. From November 13, the regular admission price will be 7 euros.

From this date, a new social and solidarity model will take effect for the Berlin exhibition. Admission to BERLIN GLOBAL will continue to be free of charge for many groups: for people under 18 years of age as well as for students, trainees, participants in the FSJ/BFD, ALG recipients, holders of the Berlin Pass, people with severe disabilities, and others.

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On the website as well as the social media channels on Instagram and Facebook, visitors can get further insights into the exhibition. Also, stay up to date with the BERLIN GLOBAL newsletter.

The Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum is a co-production between Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH and Stadtmuseum Berlin.

To the exhibition page

Berlin Exhibition in the Humboldt Forum

Opening times

Mo, Wed, Thur, Sun | 10 am - 8 pm
Fri, Sa | 10 am - 10 pm
Tue: Closing day


Beginning with 20th July
Admission to the Berlin Exhibition at the Humboldt Forum will be free of charge for everyone during the first 100 days. >> Ticket Shop

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