Open Monument Day 2023


Sunday 10.9.2023 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

The Open Monument Day has been held nationwide since 1993 as part of the European Heritage Days. In Berlin, it will be celebrated this year on 9th and 10th of September 2023. Admission to the Spandau Citadel is free on both days. On Sunday, 10th of September, you can expect a diverse program around the fortress. Below you will find an overview of the special events and current exhibitions at the Citadel.



Saturday, 9.9.2023

2 p.m.  Public guided tour Zitadelle Spandau


Sunday, 10.9.2023

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monument workshop: Is that art, or should it go? What to do with problematic heritage? An artistic intervention by pupils of the Heinrich-Böll-Oberschule. | Proviantmagazin

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.BISMARCK – Aus.Einander.Setzung” with the exhibition “Bismarck-Streit”. Creative hands-on booths for young and old. With a bookbinding booth where upper school students can learn different bookbinding techniques for sketchbooks and study books. | Jugendkunstschule Bastion Kronprinz

11 a.m. Insights into the making of the exhibition “Unveiled. Berlin and its monuments” with collection manager Carmen Mann. | Proviantmagazin 

12 a.m. Public guided tour Zitadelle Spandau

1 p.m. Show depot tour of the new “toxic monuments” with museum director Dr. Urte Evert. | Bastion Königin

2 p.m. Public guided tour Zitadelle Spandau 

3 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Scenic guided tour Zitadelle Spandau

3 p.m. Traces of the Wehrmacht at the Citadel – guided tour with visit to the gas protection laboratories with museum director Dr. Urte Evert. | Torhaus

4 p.m. Guided tour of the exhibition “Bismarck-Streit”, with curator Johanna Riedel. | Zeughaus

5:30 p.m. Jazz & Drinks in the Ex-Halle: Pippo Miller. Jazz, Brazilian music, art song – Lutz Wolf/ wing horn and Pier Paolo Bertoli/chords.| Exerzierhalle

7 p.m. Atomic Gauguin – A participatory media performance by Alfred Banze. Paul Gauguin lives today in a Berlin allotment and then in the South Seas! A humorous tour de force through global art and colonial histories with film, song, painting and expressive dance. | Italienische Höfe


/ Admission and program free of charge


Fig.: Open Monument Day 2023 © Zitadelle Spandau