The museum complex in Dahlem was planned by Bruno Paul as long ago as 1914 and was only partly completed. Nearly half a century later, architects Wils Ebert and Fritz Bornemann completed the ensemble in an altered form. Today the Dahlem site holds the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s non-European and ethnographic collections, with their unique ethnographic artefacts and art treasures: the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst. The ethnographic and Asian-art collections will one day go on display in the Humboldt Forum at the soon-to-be-reconstructed Berlin Palace, directly opposite the Museumsinsel Berlin, striking a synergetic counterpoint to its exhibitions on the art of the Occidental world. The Museum Europäischer Kulturen completes the present triad of museums at the Dahlem site. It is dedicated to European cultural history and everyday culture. Plans are being drawn up for the museum to relocate to the Kulturforum, where it will form an enriching complement to the galleries and museums dedicated to European art and design.


U-Bahn U3 (Dahlem-Dorf)
Bus M11, X83 (U Dahlem-Dorf); 101 (Limonenstraße); 110 (Domäne Dahlem)

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mo - Fr 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290

Ethnolgisches Museum
Postal address:
Arnimallee 27
14195 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 83 01 273
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 8301500

Director: Prof. Dr. Viola König
Deputy Director: Dr. Richard Haas

Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Postal address:
Im Winkel 8
14195 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266426802
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 6804

Director: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Tietmeyer
Deputy director: Drs. Léontine Meijer-van Mensch

Museum für Asiatische Kunst

Postal address:
Takustraße 40
14195 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8301382
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 8301501

Director: Prof. Dr. Klaas Ruitenbeek
Deputy Directors: Dr. Herbert Butz, Raffael D. Gadebusch

Café and restaurant 'eßkultur' at the Museen Dahlem
Mrs. Claus
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8301433

Bookshop Walther König
Mrs. Heilmann
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 83203581