Filmmuseum Potsdam

Filmmuseum Potsdam © Filmmuseum Potsdam

The Film Museum Potsdam is the oldest film museum in Germany. Since 1981 it has resided in the stables next to the Brandenburg state parliament. The building was erected in 1685 as the electoral orangery and has since experienced an eventful history with different uses.

The permanent exhibition "Dream Factory. 100 years of film in Babelsberg" on the history of the media location Babelsberg shows the process of film making from the first idea to the premiere in an experience-oriented and entertaining way. Valuable original exhibits, films and stories about the filmmakers from 100 years are presented in each of the seven themed rooms. Using interactive modules, visitors can experience for themselves what it's like to act in a casting, edit a film, sing with Zarah Leander or rehearse with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra. Changing exhibitions open up a view of a wide variety of media topics or shed light on the lives of international acting legends such as Romy Schneider or Charlie Chaplin.

The in-house cinema of the Film Museum Potsdam invites you to film series with international guests or silent film screenings with live accompaniment on the Welte cinema organ. The cinema is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 7 p.m. There is also a children's cinema on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

In addition to current exhibition catalogs and publications, the museum shop offers a selection of books on the history of the city of Potsdam and the media location Babelsberg. Selected devotional articles on film history as well as postcards and posters complete the range. You can only pay in cash at the museum and cinema box office and in the museum shop.

The Filmmuseum Potsdam is one of four participating partners offering a combined ticket, the MUSEUM Kombikarte.

 Opening hours:

10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00

 Price information:

Adultas: 8 EUR, 6 EUR reduced €

 Getting there:

by bicycle (a service of komoot GmbH)
by public transport (a service of VBB)
by train (a service of Bahn AG)
All about local traffic


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