Life in the Middle Ages

Watch, participate, understand history


More than eight hundred years ago, a village settlement arose in what is now Berlin-Zehlendorf. How did people live in the Middle Ages? What was village life like? What did people eat? The permanent exhibition at Museumsdorf Düppel invites you on a journey of discovery at this historical site.

Museumsdorf Düppel
Clauertstraße 11 
14163 Berlin

Opening Hours
currently closed
(bookable offers all year round)

During the season
(from 16 March 2024):
Sat + Sun + public holidays | 10 am – 6 pm
(during the holidays daily except Wed)

5 Euros / 3 Euros reduced)
free until 18 years

A multimedia exhibition at the entrance to the open-air museum provides insight into the everyday life of rural populations in the Middle Ages. In the years surrounding 1200, the region was shaped by the founding of the Margraviate of Brandenburg and by immigration of people from the west who came to settle territories that were formerly occupied by Slavic peoples. A timeline at the exhibition shows how the region developed and how these developments changed the landscape.
What was life like 800 years ago?
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Michael Setzpfandt

Six characters tell their stories

Anhand von originalen Grabungsfunden erzählen sechs fiktive Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner in der Ausstellung aus ihrem Alltag in dem Dorf am grünen Rand des heutigen Berlin. Begeben Sie sich entlang der Audiospuren auf eine Zeitreise in die ländliche Welt des Mittelalters und lernen Sie einige der Menschen kennen, die hier einst gelebt haben könnten.

Info & Service

Opening Hours

Sat + Sun + public holidays | 10 am – 6 pm
(during the holidays daily except Wed, bookable offers all year round)


Museumsdorf Düppel
Clauertstraße 11 
14163 Berlin

As there is only a limited parking space, we recommend arriving by S-Bahn, bus or bicycle. Dogs are welcome (leash required).


+49 30 24 002-162
Mo – Fri | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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5,00 € / 3,00 € (reduced)