Deutsche Kinemathek Museum of Film and Television

Museum of Film and Television in Berlin
Museum of Film and Television in Berlin cc licensed photo by Alessio Bragadini

Deutsche Kinemathek was established in 1963 as an archive of films. In 2000 they relocated it to the Filmhaus in Potsdamer Platz leading to the permanent exhibition Television of the Deutsche Kinemathek in 2006, a forerunner to the Museum of Film and Television.

If you have an interest in the history of film and television in Germany, you’ll want to check out this museum. Highlights of your visit include the Multimedia time tunnel where you can journey through the history of television in East and West Germany and the mirror room where you can view a television show on a gigantic 8-metre tall mirrored wall.

The Marlene Dietrich Collection showcases both costumes and personal items belonging to the famous actress from Berlin.

Experience the jerky motion pictures from the days when movies had no sound and see the first movies with sound that debuted in the 1930s.

On the ground floor, a large shop offers film literature, DVDs, books and current novels about Berlin.

Museum of Film and Television is located within easy walking distance of Potsdamer Platz U-Bahn or S-Bahn station.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Deutsche Kinemathek

Fee: Yes

COVID-19 Advisory

Many indoor and even some outdoor tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. If the hours of operation are shown below, they may not reflect these closures. Please verify hours with any attraction before visiting.

We believe the measures being taken are absolutely neccessary to preserve lives and we pray for everyone and their families as the world works together to get through this crisis.

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Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: Potsdamer Str. 2
10785 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 3009030

Reviews

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5 Star Rating So happy to have been able to visit this wonderful film museum again after 3 years. The history of German cinema is truly fascinating and actually very... Read More

Rima F. Nov-06-2019

5 Star Rating This is one of the best museums I have ever been to. Ok, I was a film student and I am a freak for German films. With that said, I still think any person... Read More

M L. Oct-22-2017

5 Star Rating In the dawn of cinema Germany was a leading light. The film museum in traces it's history starting with the early expressionist masterpieces, through WWII,... Read More

Hazel N. Jul-16-2015

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How to get to Deutsche Kinemathek by U-Bahn, S-Bahn

Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): U2, S1, S2, S25, S26
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): U Potsdamer Platz, Berlin Potsdamer Platz Bahnhof

From Potsdamer Platz, walk west along Potsdamer StraBe. The Museum of Film and Television is in the Sony Center on the right side of the street.

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