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A journey through film and television history encompasses cinema’s pioneering years, silent film divas, movies made during the Weimar Republic and under National Socialism, Marlene Dietrich, film professionals in Hollywood exile, the postwar years, and contemporary German cinema, as well as developments in television in East and West Germany.

A journey through film and television history encompasses cinema’s pioneering years, silent film divas, movies made during the Weimar Republic and under National Socialism, Marlene Dietrich, film professionals in Hollywood exile, the postwar years, and contemporary German cinema, as well as developments in television in East and West Germany.

Mediathek

One of the tasks that the Deutsche Kinemathek has set itself is to convey the history of German television to the general public. In keeping, selected broadcasts from the earliest days of television to the present are available for viewing in the Mediathek Fernsehen (Television Media Library).
 

Photo: Matthias Heib

  • Opening and Partial Closing of the Archives in 2016

    The archives of the Deutsche Kinemathek have been reopened since January 4, 2016. Subject areas related to textiles, film technology, special effects and 3D objects will remain closed until October 1, 2016, due to reorganization of the corresponding databases.

  • Barrier-Free Educational Offers

    The Museum für Film und Fernsehen is open to everyone. Moreover, accessibility to exhibition contents is now made easier for people with disabilities: The department of education and mediation offers a selection of barrier-free educational offers, both public and also by individually booked appointments. At present, among other services, interested visitors may take advantage of tactile tours for the blind or visually impaired as well as presentations with audio description.

  • Opening Hours of the Museum für Film und Fernsehen

    Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Closed Monday

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