Spectacular Spandau


The Spandau City History Museum is located in the Arsenal. The permanent exhibition on the ground floor gives you an overview of the history of Spandau. More than 300 items describe the settlement and development of this city on the river Havel, which has only been part of Berlin since 1920. Among the highlights are objects representative of the local industry in the 1920s, a roadworthy Hudson Essex and a collection of historical Siemens small electrical appliances. Props from the film studio which was once located here and an original recipe book belonging to an old established family of bakers are popular items with visitors.

In the Gothic House in Spandau’s Old Town you will find more information about the history of Spandau.

Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau im Zeughaus Foto: Friedhelm Hoffmann © Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Zitadelle Spandau
1232–1932: 700 Jahre Stadt Spandau mit schwarz-weiß Fotografien der Stadt
Fig.: Postcard © Archiv Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau

100% Berlin – Why do Spandau and Berlin have such a special relationship?


A podcast from rbb 88.8

“Was Spandau bei Groß-Berlin soll, ist nicht recht klar.”, wondered Spandau city councillor Heinrich Jenne (DDP) on 5 December 1918. Tim Koschwitz and Lydia Mikiforow explore this and other questions, sayings and interesting historical background in their podcast 100% Berlin – Why do Spandau and Berlin have such a special relationship? (episode 195) from rbb 88.8. The Spandau Citadel plays an important role in this!

Zeughaus © Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau, Zitadelle Spandau


Arsenal – ground floor

© Franz Thöricht