The image shows Hermann Parzinger, Matthias Wemhoff, Daniela Schadt, I.M. Margrethe II von Dänemark, Michael Eissenhauer and Federal President Joachim Gauck in the exhibition.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

'The Vikings' officially opened by Danish Queen and German President


On 9 September Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark joined President Joachim Gauck in opening the 'Vikings' exhibition, organized by the Staatliche Museen's Museum of Prehistory and Early History. The assembled guests from the world of politics, business, culture, and the media were officially welcomed by Hermann Parzinger, President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, President Joachim Gauck of Germany, Her Majesty Margrethe II of Denmark, and Matthias Wemhoff, Director of the Museum of Prehistory and Early History at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, in an event held in the Berlin state parliament.

The guests then walked over the road to the Martin-Gropius-Bau to see the 800 exhibits relating to the diverse culture of the Vikings. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the Roskilde 6; the 37-metre-long warship is the largest Viking vessel ever found. 'The Roskilde 6 is the key to understanding the Vikings', said Matthias Wemhoff.

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I.M. Königin Margrethe II von Dänemark besucht das Neue Museum

I.M. Königin Margrethe II von Dänemark besucht das Neue Museum

Thursday 11. September 2014

Zu sehen ist ein Foto des Pergamon-Altarsaales.

Extended opening hours for the Pergamonmuseum: open until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, from 5 September up to and including 27 September.

Tuesday 09. September 2014