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

Please contact us via Mail before your visit.

Please note: The Archive of the City History Museum Spandau will be closed from July 22 until August 9.

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

  • entry to the Spandau Citadel as a whole is only permitted with a negative Corona test result (not older than 24 hours)

    • fully vaccinated people who received their second dose at least 14 days ago are exempt from the test requirement (vaccination certificate needed)
    • people who suffered from a Corona infection within the last 6 months and have since fully recovered are also exempt from the test requirement (medical certificate needed)
  • you will need to wear a FFP2 mask at all times
  • you will need to to use the disinfection station on your way to the archive (at the entrance of the exhibition)
  • you will need an appointment to use the archive
  • the amount of simultaneous visitors allowed inside is severely limited

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


Sebastian Schuth

Tel. +49 30 – 354 944 287