Deutsches Historisches Museum, DHM Berlin Building, Project, Photo, Design, Image
Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin
DHM: German History, Key Architecture Development in Germany – design by I. M. Pei, architects
5 Sep 2009
Deutsches Historisches Museum
Photos © Adrian Welch
German Historical Museum
Location: Unter den Linden 2, Mitte
Deutsches Historisches Museum – DHM Extension, Zeughaus, Unter den Linden 2
Date built: 2004
Design: I. M. Pei, architects
DHM for short, is a museum in Berlin devoted to German history and defines itself as a place of enlightenment and understanding of the shared history of Germans and Europeans. It is often viewed as one of the most important museums in Berlin and is one of the most frequented.
The museum building is located in the Zeughaus (armoury) on the avenue Unter den Linden as well as in the adjacent Exhibition Hall designed by I. M. Pei.
The specialised research library on German and general history as well as museum work contains more than 225,000 volumes. The public reference library is located behind the Zeughaus in the Museum’s administrative building, which had belonged to the Prussian credit union Prussische Central-Genossenschaftskasse from 1899 to 1945 and later to the GDR state-run company Minol.
Cinema – The Zeughauskino, a movie theatre seating 165 guests, is an integral part of the German Historical Museum and is located in the Zeughaus. Its main aim is to bring together historical and film-historical questions in a programme that is marked by film series to accompany exhibitions as well as thematic retrospectives.
Address: Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 203040
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