Berlin Museum of Medical History

"On the Trace of Life" is the name of the permanent exhibition of the Berlin Museum of Medical History, located directly on the grounds of the Charité, enabling you to travel through 300 years of medical history.


Foto: Widulin 2009
Foto: Bruns

The founder of this museum was the famous German physician and pathologist Rudolf Virchow. Virchow had to fight for a long time for his musezm but in the end he prevailed and created a collection second to none. Virchow’s motto was:”No day without preparation”.

Today the museum shows about 750 artifacts in its permanent exhibition, always enriched by topical special exhibitions on the subject of medicine and the history of medicine. Annually about 90.000 people visit the museum, not only doctors and physicians but also students and the interested general public.


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Berlin Museum of Medical History

Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin




Business Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday

10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Wednesday & Saturday

10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Important information

Ticket Prices

around 7,00 euro per person, groups of 10 and more around 4.00 euro/person; discount ticket 3,50 euro, groups of 10 and more ca. 1,50 euro/person

Barrier Free

Extra wide doors, lift and restroom for special needs

Guided Tours

In German: around 50,00 euro, English tour: ca. 60,00 euro; public tour through the permanent exhibition on Saturdays at 03:00 pm, cost: 5,00 euro plus entrance ticket


Some parking at cost on Phillipstraße

Age Limit

Due to the special nature of the exhibits, youths under 16 years of age may only access with an adult or a legal guerdian. School classes in the 10th grade and above may get access to the museum.