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.

Please note:

  • Appointments will only be possible in special cases until February 28.

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

  • you will need to wear a medical mask at all times
    • these include:
      • surgical mask (type I, II and IIR)
      • FFP2 or FFP3 mask (without vents or exhalation valves)
      • CPA mask (Corona pandemic respiratory protection), e.g. KN95
      • or masks with a comparable standard (see DIN EN 14683, DIN EN 149, CPA test standard)
  • 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
Fax +49 30 – 354 944 296