Humboldt Forum

A new forum for Berlin and the world

The passage in the Humboldt Forum. The Berlin exhibition is located to the left.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Fiona Hirschmann

Located on the first floor of the Humboldt Forum in the reconstructed Berlin Palace, the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition offers a unique interactive experience exploring Berlin’s relationships with the rest of the world.

In the Humboldt Forum, the city of Berlin itself serves as the link between the dialogue forums on the lower floors of the Berlin Palace and the global cultural assets located on the upper floors. Far from simply portraying the city as a preordained success story, the exhibition presents it in all of its complexity, contrast and contradiction: simultaneously a cosmopolitan metropolis and a province, a green oasis and an industrial hub, a belated capital and a cultural centre. Faced with the challenges of the past and present, Berlin has often chosen to carve out its own path.

Offering new perspectives and working together to find solutions to the challenges of the 21st century!
BERLIN GLOBAL invites you to participate.
© Kulturprojekte Berlin und Stadtmuseum Berlin I Photo: Oana Popa-Costea

A place for interaction

While its focus is on the 19th and 20th centuries, BERLIN GLOBAL was also designed to be socially relevant to contemporary audiences. Inclusive, accessible, and clearly structured, the exhibition was made to be looked at, touched, and listened to. The exhibition invites participation and offers space for presentation and dialogue. Like the Humboldt Forum, the Berlin exhibition is intended to be a place of encounter, discovery, reflection, and communication, which places great emphasis on communication with and among visitors.
Gemeinsame Ausstellung von Kulturprojekte Berlin und Stadtmuseum Berlin im Humboldt Forum

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)