Museum for Communication Berlin
Housed in a striking neo-baroque building with showstopping modern neon blue lights, Berlin’s interactive Museum for Communication (Museum für Kommunikation) explores the history of all things communication. The museum honors the written, spoken, and visual word via wax seals, postcards, telephones, radios, computers, film, and more.
Originally opened as a postal museum in 1872, the Museum for Communication offers fascinating insight into the origins, development, and future of the information society through various forms of communication. Dip into the museum’s Treasure Chamber to see the most valuable postage stamps from all over the world.
Pick up a Berlin Sightseeing Pass for free entry to the Museum for Communication and more than 50 other top attractions as well as a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Spree river cruise (summer only), and unlimited use of public transportation.
Things to Know Before You Go
The museum is ideal for anyone interested in the facets of human communication.
Special exhibits are set up to educate and entertain children of all ages.
Admission is free for children under 18 years old.
The museum is accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The Museum for Communication is on Leipziger Strasse in Berlin’s Mitte district, right near Checkpoint Charlie. Take the U-Bahn line 2 (U2) to Mohrenstrasse, or the U2 or U6 to Stadtmitte; both stops are within short walking distance. Bus lines M48, 200, and 265 all stop near the museum. If driving, there is on-site parking.
When to Get There
The museum is open from 9am to 8pm Tuesday, 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am to 6pm Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. The best time to visit Berlin is the spring (though it’s quite rainy, especially in May and June) and summer, especially for the legendary Love Parade in July. It’s quieter in fall and winter, when temperatures and rates drop.
Just down the street from the Museum of Communication is Checkpoint Charlie, the landmark border crossing along the Berlin Wall, where American and Soviet tanks faced off in October 1961. Here, visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum (Mauermuseum, or Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie) to see how the border-control system was constructed. Also on display are various vehicles that people used to escape, including a mini submarine, hot-air balloons, and a homemade motorized hang glider.
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