The role of Berlin in the history of cinema should not be taken lightly: it was the cinema capital of Germany, a pioneer in horror films (with iconic films like "Nosferatu" and "Dr. Caligari's studio") and in Science Fiction (with "Metropolis"), and greatly influenced American cinema, especially the origin of melodrama and movies about crimes in Hollywood during the 1950s. If you want to know more about its productive history film, visit the Deutsche Kinemathek at Potsdamer Platz, a super-modern film library that explores the origin of the artistic form and begins its journey through a futuristic mirror room.

The museum exhibits part of the extraordinary funds of the Deutsche Kinemathek, created in 1963 by the director Gerhard Lamprecht, and keeps in its archives no less than 26,000 German and foreign films and about one million documents, photos, posters and programs. The museum is essentially dedicated to German cinema: photos of Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927), models of Doctor Caligari's cabinet (Robert Wiene, 1919), Marlene Dietrich's wardrobe ...

Conveniently located a few minutes walk from Marlene-Dietrich-Platz where Berlin’s International Film Festival "Berlinale" takes place every year in February, the Filmmuseum is a full immersion, multimedia experience into German film history.

More information:

Address: Potsdamer Straße 2, Mitte 10785

Admission: € 8 and 5 € reduced rate (free on Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm)

It's open daily from 10 to 18, but on Tuesdays that it is closed and Thursdays until 20.

Check also:

Films about Berlin

Stummfilmkonzerte – Silent Cinema, in concert

Outdoor cinema: Freiluftkino


The Grand Budapest Hotel – the Miniloft way


Lange Nacht der Museen

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