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).

Please note:

The Archive of the City History Museum Spandau will be closed from December 22 to January 08.

If you plan to visit the archive, please note the following recommendations:

  • follow the “3G” rule (tested, vaccinated or recovered)
  • wear a medical mask (FFP2 preferred)
  • use the disinfection station on your way to the archive (at the entrance of the exhibition)
  • reschedule if you experience cold symptoms

Please make sure to protect your own health and other people’s as well.


Sebastian Schuth

Tel. +49 30 – 354 944 287


Opening hours

Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please contact us via Mail to schedule an appointment.