to the capital of spies

German Spy Museum Berlin

The German Spy Museum Berlin gives a unique insight into the gloom of espionage right where the Wall once divided the city. Visitors are welcome to use the most recent multimedia-based technology to detect all the bizarre and sneaky methods of agents and secret services.

An exciting time travel from spying in ancient Bible history to the present and future right in the middle of the capital of spies. Decipher a range of secret codes, negotiate the laser maze, see how secure your favourite password is and hack in to your favourite websites!

Scouts, snitches, agents, coders and fakers

belong to the oldest professions in the world. No place would be better-suited for a spectacular tribute to the protagonists of this international gloom of espionage than Potsdamer Platz in the centre of Berlin – the Capital of Spies. There, in 2015, the German Spy Museum Berlin opened in a 3.000 m² (32.000 sq ft) exhibition space.

Stories from near and far back in the past of espionage are being told in the German Spy Museum Berlin in more than 1.000 exhibits. It bridges thousands of years by displaying e. g. a cipher technique invented by Julius Caesar, which is still being used today. It depicts the fascinating secret service methods of Oliver Cromwell, of Napoleon, of both sides in World War I and II and of the Cold War.

On more than 200 high-resolution screens

at seven stations about contemporary witnesses and five stations portraying spies as well as in four historic time frames, the visitor is involved in this ancient and continuously changing universe.

The guests of the German Spy Museum Berlin can see, feel, read, hear and smell, what happened in thousands of years in this gloom of espionage.

Who was the first spy? Did you know that drones were used in World War Two? Which secret service had the best codes? What is the difference between a honey-trap and the Romeo method? How do you kill someone with an umbrella? Who knows more about you – the Stasi, the NSA, Facebook or Miles and More?