Guided Tours

A knowledgeable member of the museum’s staff will accompany you through the exhibitions of the Museum für Film und Fernsehen. Specific exhibits and valuable background information provide in-depth insights into German film and television. Our tours are available for all ages, and vary in duration, thematic interests and methods of presentation. They can be tailored to the individual needs and interests of group participants.

 

Tours are also offered in English, French, and Italian. Other languages may be available for specific tours upon request. When booking a program in any language other than German, a 10 euro foreign-language flat rate fee will be charged per group in addition to the regularly-quoted price.

 

All tours must be booked in advance through the Museum Service Berlin.

 


Public Tours

Guided tours through the permanent exhibition (no reservations required)

Every Sunday at 2 pm; group size is limited

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: German

Price: free of charge (with admission ticket)

 


The History of German Film: A Tour through the Museum

Costumes and props, photographs, film scripts, sketches and designs of sets and models, cameras and film footage – film history is brought to life by a wide range of objects in the Permanent Exhibition. In twelve rooms, the museum recounts the beginnings of German cinema, of early film stars and classics (e.g., DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI and METROPOLIS), of the golden era of German cinema during the Weimar Republic, and its misuse under National Socialism. The exhibition portrays the situation of German filmmakers and artists living in exile, and on their return after World War II. Two rooms are devoted to German film from the postwar period to the present. A central theme of the exhibition is dedicated to Marlene Dietrich’s estate.

 

Groups

Duration: 90 / 120 minutes
Price: 80 / 100 euros (plus a 3 euro admission fee per person)
Group size: max. 20

 

School Classes   

Duration: 90 / 120 minutes
Price: 65 / 85 euros (plus a 2 euro admission fee per person)
Group size: max. average class size

 


Tours in the Permanent Exhibition on Additional Topics

You may also book tours at any time on the following subjects, among others:

  • Early History of German Film – Pioneers and Classics
  • The Weimar Republic and National Socialism – Film in Historical Context
  • Film As an Instrument of Propaganda
  • The Icon Marlene Dietrich
  • Berlin as a “Film City”

 

Groups

Duration: 60 / 90 / 120 minutes
Price: 60 / 80 / 100 euros (plus a 3 euro admission fee per person)
Group size: max. 20

 

School classes   

Duration: 60 / 90 / 120 minutes
Price: 45 / 65 / 85 euros (plus a 2 euro admission fee per person)
Group size: max. average class size

 


Temporary exhibition: Things to Come. Science · Fiction · Film

For quite some time movie directors have increasingly turned their attention to the science fiction genre – through films such as DISTRICT 9 and INTERSTELLAR, or television series like REAL HUMANS and EXTANT. Numerous references to the present are characteristic of these productions; where feared or undesirable social (mis-)developments are also frequently taken up as a central theme. The exhibition refers to three central scenarios from science fiction films: The tour begins with space exploration amidst the universe’s infinite frontiers. After taking a critical look at the society of the future, visitors ultimately come into contact with “the other,” with extraterrestrials, but must also confront the actions of our own species. Spectacular film imagery, imaginative set design and innovative special effects are presented in large-scale installations. In addition, numerous objects from international lenders are on display, offering access to an exhibition theme that is just as insightful as it is entertaining.

 

Groups

Duration: 90 / 120 minutes
Price: 80 / 100 euros (plus a 3 euro admission fee per person)
Group size: max. 20

 

School classes   

Duration: 90 / 120 minutes
Price: 65 / 85 euros (plus a 2 euro admission fee per person)
Group size: max. average class size

 


Children’s Tour: Animated Films and Techniques

What makes images on television and in the cinema move? When did images start talking and what animation techniques were first used? During a guided tour through the permanent exhibition, young visitors are given the answers to these and countless other questions related to cartoons and animation techniques.

The tour begins with the pioneers of German film. It then moves through the early years of German cinema, and explains the beginnings of sound film. How images are manually and individually animated is demonstrated by silent film classics like METROPOLIS.


 

Groups

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 60 euros (plus 2 euros admission per child, 3 euros per adult)
Gropu size: max. 20
Age: 8+

 

School classes

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 45 euros (plus 2 euros admission per child, 3 euros per adult)
Group size: max. average class size
Age: 8+

 

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