Special Exhibition »Palace of the Republic«

Berlin, September 10, 2020 – 30 years after its closure on September 19, 1990, the DDR Museum is showing the history of the Palace of the Republic and its location in a new, small special exhibition from September 24, 2020 to April 5, 2021 in the foyer of the museum. Admission to the special exhibition is free.

»No place in Berlin has experienced such radical changes and re-evaluations in the past few decades as the area on which the Palace of the Republic once stood. The building, which opened in 1976, was intended to represent the DDR instead of the Hohenzollern castle that was blown up in 1950. The Palace with the people's chamber was the centre of state power, but at the same time also a palace of the people, « says Sören Marotz, who curated the exhibition together with Dr. Stefan Wolle.

The small special exhibition gives an insight into important events of the much-discussed location from the demolition of the Berlin City Palace in 1950, the use and importance of the Palace of the Republic to the planned opening of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin City Palace.

Press Presentation with the Curators

The DDR Museum cordially invites you to the press presentation with the curators on September 18, 2020 at 12 pm. Please register at presse@ddr-museum.de.

Please note that the press conference is accompanied by an ARD filming team and that the general distance and hygiene regulations apply.

Die DDR hat's nie gegeben

The Facts

  • Title: »Palace of the Republic« with exhibits in 26 show cases
  • Duration: September 24, 2020 until April 5, 2021
  • Venue: Foyer of the DDR Museum, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 10178 Berlin
  • Curators: Sören Marotz, Head of Exhibition DDR Museum, as well as Dr. Stefan Wolle, Scienzific Director DDR Museum
  • Texts: German and English
  • Admission: admission to the special exhibition in the foyer is free

Your Contact

If you have any questions, Vanessa Jasmin Lemke, the press officer of the DDR Museum, is available at +49 30 847 123 747 or presse@ddr-museum.de. If you print and / or quote, we would be happy to receive brief information.