Der Fadenkartogrpah ist die erste Station im WELTSTUDIO.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Phil Dera


Welcome to WELTSTUDIO – the place for workshops and education, for spontaneous participation and spending some time, and for alliances with various municipal groups. In a 500-metre-square area, you will be encouraged to exchange ideas about Berlin in the world and the world in Berlin, and to become active together in an entertaining, surprising and unconventional way. Have fun exploring!

An overview of the WELTSTUDIO

The WELTSTUDIO features three cartographers specially designed for this space. They allow visitors to experience various methods of making maps in a new and creative way, and to critically question those methods. The three cartographers, the weaving cartographer, the body cartographer and the rolling cartographer, focus on your individual and shared connections with Berlin and the world.

How can you map your own global relations? A person-sized map in the form of a human figure encourages creative self-localisation in the world. Out of this come unique maps between the self and the world that depict the creators in their individual relationships, experiences and opinions in a global context. The posters, designed by individuals or in teams, will be displayed in the WELTSTUDIO for all to see.

A large, wooden loom invites WELTSTUDIO visitors to reflect on their geographical and emotional relationship to Berlin. Four questions serve as the starting point for textile maps, with the colouring of each individual thread representing an individual story. All the interwoven answers produce unique, ever-growing woven maps that reveal the diversity of the participants.

Sich miteinander verbinden, ist keine Frage des Alters.
© Kulturprojekte Berlin und Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Alexander Rentsch
Visitors can use a fantastical rolling cartographer to create and deposit maps of their favourite places, which are then exchanged with other WELTSTUDIO visitors. The map is placed in a transparent ball and then brought up to ceiling level by a screw conveyor, where it begins its journey through the room. Far above the ground, it joins a map archive and temporarily becomes part of the exhibition. While that’s happening, a ball that someone else deposited earlier comes loose and lands on a velvet cushion for the visitor to take home with them. This unique souvenir might contain the directions to Madrid’s best ice cream parlour, or maybe to Berlin’s most idyllic park bench.


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.



7 euros / 0 euros (reduced)

From 1 July 2024, only day tickets will be available for the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. Time slot tickets will no longer be sold from this date on.