The capital of spies

The 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.

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, which for a long time was considered to be the Capital of Spies. There, on 19 September 2015, the 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 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 the English Lord Protector 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 Spy Museum can see, feel, read, hear and smell, what happened in thousands of years in this gloom of espionage. And they can even taste it: In the Museum Café, named Spy.Coffee.