Humboldt Forum, South-East facade

Berlin Exhibition in the Humboldt Forum

A new forum for Berlin and the world

In 2021, the experiential exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL on the first floor of the Humboldt Forum will show how Berlin interacts with the rest of the world.

Berlin will serve as a link in the Humboldt Forum, connecting the actual site and the dialog forums on the lower and ground floors as well as the exhibitions of world cultures on the upper floors. At the same time, the Berlin exhibition in the newly built Berlin Palace is not intended to tell a predetermined success story. On the contrary, Berlin is a difficult protagonist. One feature of Berlin is that it was and still is a cosmopolitan city, a province, a green oasis, a belated capital, a cultural hub and an industrial metropolis at the same time. Sometimes Berlin was and still is faced with challenges that were and are exemplary for different epochs and trends. Sometimes Berlin took and still takes its own paths.

Outside view of the Humboldt Forum © Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss

Berlin as a link

The historically condensed narrative focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries. It wants to be socially significant for today's visitors. Consequently, the conception of the exhibition has adopted an approach that encourages participation. Integrative, accessible, clearly structured and designed to be looked at, touched and listened to, the exhibition will offer an opportunity for presentation and dialogue at the same time. Following the idea of the Humboldt Forum as a place of encounter, discovery, reflection and communication, the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum will place great emphasis on communication with and among visitors.

Embark on a joint search for answers to the challenges of the 21st century through the eyes of today!

For more information, please visit the BERLIN GLOBAL website

Ticket information

100 days free of charge: For the first 100 days after the opening, the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum is open to all visitors free of charge.

Solidarity-based payment model: After the first 100 days, BERLIN GLOBAL remains free of charge for all people under the age of 18, as well as for students, trainees, FSJ and BFD participants, recipients of unemployment benefits, severely disabled persons and holders of the Berlin Pass - upon presentation of their ID when purchasing the ticket.

Permanently low-priced: From the 101st day, regular admission is 7 euros per person.

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

Co-production at the Humboldt Forum

The Berlin Exhibition in the Humboldt Forum is a co-production of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH and the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin. The concept and contents of the exhibition are created by a team under the leadership of Paul Spies, Chief Curator of the State of Berlin in the Humboldt Forum and Director of the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin. Kulturprojekte Berlin is producing the exhibition and is responsible for its PR and outreach work. 

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Berlin Exhibition in the Humboldt Forum

Opening times

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun | 10am - 8pm
Fri + Sat | 10am - 10pm

From 10 to 24 August, the Humboldt Forum will be undergoing regular maintenance. However, BERLIN GLOBAL will remain open for you! You can visit the Berlin exhibition on the 1st floor via signposted entrances - and sweeten your stay with coffee and cake in the Café Lebenswelten.

Special Opening Hours during Public Holidays 2022
Sat, 24.12. + Sat, 31.12. | closed
Sun, 25.12. + Mon, 26.12. | 10am - 6pm
Sun, 1.1.2023 | 2pm - 8pm


Admission to BERLIN GLOBAL is free of charge for visitors under 18, students, apprentices, FSJ and BFD volunteers, ALG recipients, disabled persons and Berlin Pass holders – upon presentation of valid certification/ID. The regular admission will be 7 euros. >> Ticket Shop

Disability and access

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