Under the title “How Enemies Became Friends,” the Allied Museum tells a unique story full of suspense and drama. It begins with the German defeat in World War II.
In the summer of 1945, a few months after the Red Army marched into Berlin, U.S., British, and French troops followed as victors and occupiers. Together with their wartime allies, the Soviet Union, they aimed to free the German Reich of Nazism.
Conflicts soon arose, however. The victorious Western powers wanted to reconstruct Germany on the basis of freedom and democracy. The Soviet Union, in contrast, took its own Communist social system as a model. Berlin became one of the most important scenes of the struggles that have gone down in history as the Cold War. More than once, the cold war seemed about to become a hot one.
Nevertheless, German unification in 1989/90 proceeded in peace and freedom. What role did the Western powers play in this process? Above all: How did they come to leave the city again after nearly 50 years as partners and friends?
The traces of this eventful period are still present on the historic site today. The Allied Museum is located in the heart of the former American Sector.
Alongside the permanent exhibition, our temporary exhibitions address a variety of relevant topics. Events, film screenings, and guided tours of the exhibitions round out the program.
We wish you interesting discoveries on our website and in the Allied Museum, and look forward to welcoming you as a visitor very soon.
The Acting Director and Museum Team