Gropius Bau
Himmelscheibe © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt, photo: Juraj Lipták
Himmelscheibe. Oldest European representation of the night sky, found in 1999 by illegal amateur treasure hunters at Mittelberg, Sachsen-Anhalt

Restless Times. Archaeology in Germany

Through spectacular new archaeological finds, and fresh perspectives on old ones, the exhibition reveals an unparalleled network of cultural interaction existing in Europe from earliest times to the recent past. Mobility, conflict, exchange and innovation – their origins, effects and interconnections – have always shaped coexistence in Europe. Within these four major subject areas, high-profile exhibits from every state in the Federal Republic shed light on the way transregional interaction affected the personal, economic and religious spheres. Parallels are drawn with aspects of modern life, such as migration, integration, iconoclasm and technical and intellectual knowledge-transfer, giving the archaeological finds relevance for visitors today. Regional cultural characteristics are tied in with transregional archaeological phenomena across Europe to highlight the European dimension of Germany’s cultural heritage.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Michael Imhof Verlag and edited by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Bewegte Zeiten. Archäologie in Deutschland
Museum bookshop price € 29
Regular price € 49,95
German Edition ISBN 978-3-7319-0723-7

Guided Tours and Workshops
In various guided tours and workshops, we offer versatile activities and projects focused on the exhibition themes.
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A special exhibition organised by the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the Association of Federal State Archaeologists on the occasion of the 2018 European Cultural Heritage Year.

Tickets & Dates

Restless Times. Archaeology in Germany

21 September 2018 to 6 January 2019

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Monday 10:00–19:00
Tuesday closed

Special opening hours:

TUE 25 and WED 26 December 2018
TUE 01 January 2019

MON 24 and 31 December 2018 closed


Gropius Bau


€ 12 / reduced € 6
Admission free up to 18 years of age

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