Märkisches Museum

Märkisches Museum

The Stadtmuseum Berlin presents a host of artefacts related to the culture and history of the city in this striking structure on the bank of the Spree River. The permanent exhibition, “Here is Berlin!”, invites you to stroll through the streets and districts of Berlin. This journey allows visitors to experience how Berlin has changed over the course of several centuries. The Märkisches Museum's Laboratory’s comprehensive programme encourages young visitors in particular to experience history hands-on.

Distinctive building pays homage to architectural role models

External view of the Märkisches Museum

Director of urban planning and construction Ludwig Hoffmann oversaw the building of the Märkisches Museum in Köllnischer Park from 1899 to 1908. A virtuosic, carefully staged ensemble in the style of Wilhelminian Historicism, this structure pays homage to architectural precursors from the north of Germany and the Mark Brandenburg region.

The Gotische Kapelle, the Zunftsaal and the Waffenhalle provide an atmospheric framework for a range of productions. A strong level of civic engagement had already led to the foundation of the Märkisches Provinzialmuseum in 1874.

Märkisches Museum

Opening times

10am – 6pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Please note our revised opening times during holidays.


Due to change of exhibition free admission until 9 June 2018

Courtyard Café

12pm – 5:30pm, Friday – Sunday
12pm – 5:30pm, First Wednesday of each month

Disability and access

Details at Mobidat (in German).


Am Köllnischen Park 5