Conceiving Architecture

Addition to the permanent exhibition intended for both blind and sighted people

Touch model of the Nikolai Church
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Michael Setzpfandt

Five new tactile architectural models in the Museum Nikolaikirche make the building’s layout and design tangible for blind, visually impaired and sighted people.

Museum Nikolaikirche
10178 Berlin

6,00 € / 4,00 € (reduced)
Free admission under 18 years

Opening Hours
daily | 10 am – 6 pm

Special Opening Hours
Mon | 20.03. | 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m (due to an internal event)

Located at two stations in the museum, high-quality 3D models allow visitors to explore the Nikolaikirche’s interior and exterior architecture and reveal the connection between aesthetics and functionality in the individual architectural elements. Audio commentary provides historical context and orientation for the blind and sighted alike. 

The project was initiated by students of the part-time master’s degree programme European Cultural Heritage at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), who also saw it through to its completion. The new stations were developed and optimised in close cooperation with blind and visually impaired Berliners. 

Info & Service

Opening Hours

daily | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


10178 Berlin


+49 30 24 002-162
Mo – Fri | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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The Church is accessible without steps. The choir area, organ loft, coin cabinet, sacristy and toilets are accessible only by steps. An audio guide in seven languages and a family guide are available at the ticket office. It is also possible to use a DGS video guide. The exhibition includes two tactile models of the church’s architecture. Explanations of the architecture are available in Braille and profile writing and in an audio description track.



5,00 € / 3,00 € (reduced)