Museum Knoblauchhaus

Everyday Life in Biedermeier Berlin

The Knoblauchhaus is one of the few remaining 18th century bourgeois houses in Berlin’s Mitte district.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Fiona Hirschmann
The “Berlin Salon” is an exhibition area dedicated to the Prussian star architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the famous brothers Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photos: Michael Setzpfandt

The Museum Knoblauchhaus invites you to experience a slice of life in Biedermeier Berlin. Carefully recreated living spaces offer insight into the everyday life of the Knoblauch family, who lived and ran their business here 200 years ago.

Museum Knoblauchhaus
Poststraße 23
10178 Berlin

Opening Hours
Tue – Sun | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon closed

Special Opening/Closing Times
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free (donations welcome)

The new exhibition area “Berliner Salon” introduces you to friends of the Knoblauch family, including famous personalities such as architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and scholars Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt.

Education had a high value in the bourgeoisie of the Biedermeier era. This is also shown by the library, which is modeled on the style of the time with historical furnishings.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Michael Setzpfandt
The recreated living spaces are furnished in the Biedermeier style and offer a glimpse into how the upper middle class of Berlin lived in the period between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the Revolutions of 1848. The Knoblauchhaus has been open to the public as a museum since 1989.

The Raphael Cabinet

Two hundred years ago, Italian Renaissance artist Raffaelo Sanzio de Urbino, or Raphael for short (1483 – 1520), was already widely regarded as a genius of painting and reproductions of his works enjoyed widespread popularity. In-depth research has shown that Carl Knoblauch built a Raphael cabinet in his home in 1835 and furnished its walls with copper engravings by the famous painter and architect. This room has now been faithfully restored to its original state.


Savoir-vivre im Nikolaiviertel: Das Museum Nikolaikirche ist umgeben von Cafés, Restaurants und liebevoll geführten Geschenkläden.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Fiona Hirschmann

Discover the Nikolaiviertel!

Welcome to the oldest part of the city of Berlin! Three museums invite you to discover here: the Museum Nikolaikirche, the Museum Knoblauchhaus and the Museum Ephraim-Palais. Learn about Berlin’s history in our historic and partly original buildings and take part in our diverse program.

Info & Service

Opening Hours Special Opening/Closing Times

Tue – Sun | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon closed

Tue | 03.10. (German Unity Day) | 10 am – 6 pm
Sun | 24.12. (Christmas Eve) | closed
Mon | 25.12. (Christmas Day) | 2 – 6 p.m.
Tue | 26.12. (2nd Christmas Day) | 2 – 6 p.m.
Sun | 31.12. (New Year’s Eve) | closed
Mon | 01.01. (New Year’s Day) | 2 – 6 p.m.


Poststraße 23
10178 Berlin


+49 30 24 002-162
Mo – Fri | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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free (donations welcome)