This exhibition in the special exhibition space of the James-Simon-Galerie presents recent research on the Germanic tribes and outlines the settlement history of the area on the right bank of the Rhine between the 1st century BC and the 4th century AD on the basis of numerous new finds and high-ranking loans.
The exhibition, whose concept was developed over several years as part of the Topoi Cluster of Excellence, contrasts the public image of the "Germanen" with the current state of research. This archaeological stocktaking allows a factually well-founded view of an important epoch in history, which is either only viewed in contrast to the development in the Roman Empire or is interpreted propagandistically with nationalistic intent.
A section of the exhibition in the "Vaterländischer Saal" of the Neues Museum critically shows the role of archaeological "Germanic research" in the museum's own history.
A special exhibition of the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the LVR-Landesmuseum Bonn
The exhibition is supported by the Kuratorium Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
GEO is media partner of the exhibition.
Entry to the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum
Floor plan for individual visitors to the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum (PDF)
As of 13 July 2019 and until the completion of phase A of the restoration and refurbishment of the Pergamonmuseum, the James-Simon-Galerie constitutes the sole entry to the Pergamonmuseum (via the stairs and the upper foyer). All groups visiting the Neues Museum are to enter the James-Simon-Galerie via the courtyard and the lower foyer.
Information for group visits to the Neues Museum and the Pergamonmuseum (PDF)
S-Bahn: Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt
Tram: Am Kupfergraben, Hackescher Markt
Bus: Staatsoper, Lustgarten, Friedrichstraße
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Sun 09:30 - 18:30
Mon 09:30 - 18:30
Tue 09:30 - 18:30
Wed 09:30 - 18:30
Thu 09:30 - 20:30
Fri 09:30 - 18:30
Sat 09:30 - 18:30
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