Deutsche Kinematek - Museum for Film and Television

Open since 1963, the Deutsche Kinemathek has everything related to film and television history. Marlene Dietrich's estate, donations by Werner Herzog or the TV documentary filmmaker Georg Stefan Troller, for example, but also important film scripts, which include those ranging from Carl Mayer to Christian Petzold. Collecting, preserving, developing, presenting and mediating audiovisual heritage is the main aim and the certainly deliver with passion!

They also house a film archive with copies of more than 26,500 films, as well as a viewable inventory of over 25,000 films on video. In the Mediathek Fernsehen more than 9,000 broadcasts spanning seven decades and the two former nations of divided Germany can be viewed. 

The museum also had one of the largest specialized libraries in Europe, the Filmhaus. Several hundred thousand photographs, 25,000 posters, and approximately 20,000 costumes and architectural sketches are preserved here by the Deutsche Kinemathek. The library catalogue contains information about books, DVDs and festival materials and is currently available only in German.
See the futuristic set designs for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Marlene Dietrich’s make-up case or the costumes from Wolfgang Petersen’s Das Boot in the permanent exhibition recall a fascination with German film history.

Entry €8, Concession €5
Wednesday to Monday from 10 am (closed Tuesdays)
The library is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin


Potsdamer Straße 2 , Mitte, 10785

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