Everyday Life in Biedermeier Berlin

Humboldt, Schinkel and the Knoblauch family

Living room of the Hauschild family, painting by Eduard Gaertner (detail), 1843
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: C. Lehmann

Welcome to Biedermeier Berlin! The Knoblauchhaus Museum is one of the few preserved town houses from this era of Berlin’s history. The reconstructed living quarters of the Knoblauch family give visitors a glimpse into the everyday life of an upper-middle-class family in 19th century Berlin.

Museum Knoblauchhaus
Poststraße 23
10178 Berlin

Opening hours
Tue – Sun | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (also on public holidays)
Mon | closed (except Whit Monday)

5 euros (single ticket) | 15 euros (combi-ticket*) | free admission (under 18 years or with reduction)

*Valid on two consecutive days for the Museum Ephraim-Palais, the Museum Nikolaikirche and the Museum Knoblauchhaus.

On the first floor, you will get to know the members of the Knoblauch family and learn about their contributions to the city. On the second floor, day-to-day objects, images and documents provide information about social life, economy, politics and architecture in the period between 1815 and 1845.

In the reception room, or entrée, you will meet Carl’s brother Eduard Knoblauch, an architect who studied under Schinkel. Eduard was one of the most important architects of the 19th century. His best-known work is the Neue Synagoge on Oranienburger Straße. In the corner room at the back of the house, you will meet Hermann Knoblauch, whose academic career as an experimental physicist led him to universities in Berlin, Bonn, Marburg and Halle. Like his father Carl Knoblauch before him, he was also involved in politics.
The reception room is the middle of three adjoining magnificent rooms on the ground floor of the Knoblauchhaus.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Michael Setzpfandt

Info & Service

Opening Hours

Tue – Sun | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (also on public holidays)
Mon closed


Poststraße 23
10178 Berlin


+49 30 24 002-162
Mo – Fri | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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not barrier-free



15 euros
Valid for our three museums in the Nikolaiviertel (Museum Nikolaikirche, Museum Ephraim-Palais, Museum Knoblauchhaus) on two consecutive days (please note opening hours)

Single Ticket
5 euros
Day ticket for the Museum Knoblauchhaus

Free admission
With proof of reduction

For children & young people under 18, students, trainees, FSJ/FÖJ/BFD volunteers, Berlin-Ticket-S holders, severely disabled persons (with mark B) & accompanying person, refugees (with valid work or residence permit /eAT and Ukrainian passport or valid residence permit from Ukraine), recipients of residence permit /eAT and Ukrainian passport or valid residence permit from Ukraine), recipients of transfer benefits (citizen’s allowance, ALG I), holders of the Berlin-Brandenburg volunteer card, holders of the Super Holiday Pass / Berlin Family Pass, ICOM members, members of the German Museums Association, members of the Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Stadtmuseums Berlin e. V., KulturPass holders, media representatives with a valid press card
Museum Sunday
Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday of every month!