Discover Germany | Special Theme | All Eyes on Berlin
Time for Berlin…
TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE
Discover the rich history of Germany’s capital in just one hour with the remarkable exhibition BerlinZEIT (BerlinTIME) at Märkisches Museum. Held in both English and German, the exhibition, with its great mix of displayed items and multimedia activities, is a fantastic destination for tourists and locals alike. Home of BerlinZEIT is the Märkisches Museum in Berlin’s district Mitte. The red-brick building, which merges various regional architectural styles from different eras, opened its doors for the first time in 1908. Today, the museum houses some of the most important items from Berlin’s history and gives a true insight into what life in Berlin was like – from the Ice Age to present day. “Thanks to the exhibition BerlinZEIT, guests can finally visit a place in Berlin where they can actively discover the city’s entire history with remarkable museum originals in just one hour,” says curator Dr. Peter Lummel. History comes to life through the compelling audio guide, featuring the cheeky and blunt ‘voice of the city of Berlin’, as well as Berlin rapper Romano.
“True highlights for our visitors are the reconstruction of the black plague physician, the jukebox with 80 Berlin songs from 1948 to 2018 and the construction site of the Berlin wall,” Dr. Lummel adds. “Here, visitors can share their thoughts regarding
the wall on a transparent ‘glass-wall’. Part of this spatial installation is the awardwinning audio design ‘The Berlin Wall of Sound’, which makes the wall with all its dramatic moments emotionally accessible.” Visit BerlinZEIT and dive deep into the capital’s history – it is certainly an hour well spent. www.stadtmuseum.de/berlinzeit www.en.stadtmuseum.de/berlinzeit
Left: Construction of the Berlin wall with border guards and playing children (extract), 1961. ©, Photo: Walter Schulze (Reproduktion: Oliver Ziebe). Right: Berlin rapper Romano can be heard at ‘Sound of Berlin’ (photo) and is part of the audio guide of the exhibition. © Stadtmuseum Berlin, Photo: Michael Setzpfandt
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