Imposing museum impressively informs about German film and television history
Imposing, informative and original; that is the Museum für Film und Fernsehen Berlin. The German Cinematheque takes visitors on a journey across German film and television history and raises awareness of the past, present and future of the media of film and television.
The Museum of Film and Television inspires with a mix of exciting exhibitions, special exhibitions, collections, archive, in-house studio and film distribution. In addition, the museum presents legendary exhibits of the iconic film diva as part of the Marlene Dietrich Collection. Objects from countless film artists who were driven into exile by the former political situation within Germany during the Nazi era complete the impressive collections of the cultural institution. Pieces from the estate of Heinz Rühmann are also the subject of the museum’s own exhibitions. The museum offers visitors the option of creating their own animated film sequences in its in-house studio, thus enabling them to experience the myth of film collectively.
Experiencing cinematic expression authentically
In the course of the permanent exhibitions, which stage a total of 120 years of German film history and striking sequences of Germany-wide television history, an entertaining foray through the nationwide media landscape succeeds, addressing the past, present and future. Embedded in spectacular, effectively designed rooms, exhibits, images and film sequences are staged in a way that immediately captivates the viewer and creates an awareness of the expressive power of the media of film and television.
Visitors thus view sequences and images that often have cult status and are generally anchored in the collective memory of the audience. For example, film sequences of the legendary soccer World Cup final from 1954, which are linked to the “Miracle of Bern,” flicker across the screens of the exhibition space. Similarly powerful are the film sequences that bring to life the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Among the highlights of the permanent exhibition is the presentation of various exhibits taken from productions that currently hold the German Television Award.
Review legendary film sequences and understand the power of cinematic art
Since the establishment of the cultural institution in the calendar year 1963, the German Cinematheque has been the first address for culture lovers and fans of film and television history in Germany. Supported by the museum’s imposing exhibitions, the development of German film can be traced in a spectacular way, giving viewers an overview of groundbreaking film – highlights that come across as timelessly fascinating and whose images have indeed never lost their power. Visitors can marvel at legendary clips from the silent film Metropolis, released in 1927, which remains a cult film to this day and is considered the film of the century. In addition, the screens of the Hall of Mirrors, which is interspersed with 8-meter-high mirror walls, show passages from the hit production Run Lola Run from the calendar year 1998, which sends the protagonist Lola on a fast-paced odyssey through Berlin.
With a multimedia time tunnel that takes museum visitors on a journey through German television history, the museum has an additional highlight that gives the house a distinctive touch. Visitors to the Deutsche Kinemathek, located on Potsdamer Strasse, are immersed in a sensational setting that creates an awareness of the power of cinematic art and brings iconic moments in film and television history to life. The guided tours, exhibitions and workshops hold countless highlights for children and adults, making the museum a guarantee of quality entertainment and education.
Book a vacation hotel in Berlin and immerse yourself in the world of film and television
If you want to experience the fascination surrounding German film and television history up close and personal and produce animated film sequences on your own, ideally you should book a vacation hotel in Berlin that has good connections to the Berlin public transport network, so that the popular film museum can be reached easily.
The Ootel, which has a streetcar stop right outside the door at Beilsteiner Strasse, is modern in design and offers an interesting price-performance ratio, is ideal for this. From the Ootel, the museum, which is located directly at the Potsdamer Platz station, can be reached in a relaxed manner.