Page from the city council protocoll book of Spandau from 1712, photo: Friedhelm Hoffmann © Archiv Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Zitadelle Spandau

The Archive of the City History Museum Spandau is located in the attic of the Palas. It is a point of interest for all who wish to learn about the history or certain historical aspects of the former city and now district of Spandau and it’s surroundings. The archive’s most extensive collections consists of old council documents, newspapers, photographs, maps and blueprints as well as a library. A more detailed overview provided in German is available here.

Some objects of the collection of the City History Museum Spandau can be found on museum-digital:berlin or under the district Spandau in the web portal for the history of Berlin (both in German).


Opening hours

  • Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contacting us before your visit is encouraged and appreciated.

If you plan to visit the archive, please be aware of the following requirements:

  • you will need to wear a protective mask (covering mouth and nose) at all times
  • you will need to to use the disinfection station on your way to the archive (in the exhibition)
  • you will need to take the equestrian staircase to get to the citadel’s exit
  • you will need an appointment to use the archive
  • the amount of simultaneous visitors allowed inside is limited

We will try to answer as many inquiries as possible digitally.


Sebastian Schuth

Tel. +49 30 – 354 944 287
Fax +49 30 – 354 944 296