AlliiertenMuseum Berlin

Clayallee 135
14195 Berlin

Julia Schult
Tel. +49 (0)30 8181990

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Closed on Mondays

Admission is free.


The Allied Museum is dedicated to informing the public about the history of the Western powers in Berlin between 1945 and 1994. The permanent exhibition "How Enemies Became Friends" surveys the presence of Allied troops in Berlin and their relationship to the people of Berlin from the entry of British, American and French occupation troops into the city in 1945 to the withdrawal of the Allies in September 1994. Using original objects, documents and photos, the visitor learns how the Western Allies shaped political and military events as everyday life. Focuses are the Berlin Airlift of 1948/49, the military liaison missions and intelligence services, and everyday life on the military bases.

Alongside the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions offer deeper perspectives on especially relevant topics. Events, film screenings, and guided tours through the exhibition round out the program.

Cold War Interests: 

Temporary exhibition "100 OBJECTS: Berlin in the Cold War"

Exhibition duration: July 2016 to 28 January 2018

The exhibition presents 100 unusual objects from a 360-degree perspective. Visitors get to know Berlin as symbol, front, stage, display window, and memory site of the Cold War. The intersections between local events in Berlin and national and global events will also be addressed through specific examples. Additional stations in the permanent collection and the open-air exhibition area invite visitors to rediscover the Allied Museum. In a guided tour tailor-made for the exhibition, individual objects will be presented and related to one another.

Guided tours of the permanent collection:
Year round, the Allied Museum offers tours of the permanent collection that also take into account the history of the Cold War. Apart from the overview tour of the permanent exhibition "How Enemies Became Friends", it is mainly the thematic tour "Interior Views of the Cold War" that addresses the military confrontation between East and West. It offers visitors an opportunity to go inside the large-scale objects on the Allied Museum grounds. The British Hastings TG 503 Airlift plane, the dining car of the French military train, and the last guardhouse from Checkpoint Charlie are impressive testimony to West Berlin's strategic island status and powerfully illustrate the risks of the Cold War in the Berlin context.