The Revolutionary Public 1848

The 1848 revolution in the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition
© Kulturprojekte Berlin und Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Alexander Schippel
Appeal “to the citizens and inhabitants of Berlin”, 30 May 1848
© Stadtmuseum Berlin

On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the March Revolution, the exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL takes a look at the central inspirations, discussions and conflicts of the revolutionary period in its digital collection. Available online from 18 March!

Regular: Free of charge

In the spring and summer of 1848, the newly won freedom of speech and of the press, together with modern printing methods, made it possible to hold daily debates through posters and leaflets on the streets of Berlin. This enabled a wide variety of representatives of Berlin’s urban society to exchange views on current events and competing visions of the future.

Using the example of 33 historical posters from the “Revolution” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition, curator Martin Düspohl explains the different positions, backgrounds and nuances of the public texts.

This project is made possible within the framework of the
Digitisation and Visualisation of Object-Related Collection Data (MDVOS) of the Humboldt Forum Foundation, with funding from the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.

175 Years of the March Revolution at BERLIN GLOBAL

Info & Service

Opening Hours

Mo + Wed – Sun | 10.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Tue | closed

Last admission is at 5.15 p.m.


10178 Berlin


For ticketing and service requests, please contact the Humboldt Forum Visitor Services:
+49 30 9921 189 89
Mo – Fri, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.


All areas are accessible to prams, wheelchairs and wheeled walkers. There is plenty of seating in the exhibition and a tactile, high-contrast floor guidance system provides orientation. A visitor guide with audio description is also on offer. The main thing is simply for you to be here!



7,00 € / 0,00 € (reduced)