Overview tour of the permanent exhibition

How Enemies Became Friends

Get to know the most interesting exhibits from 50 years of Allied presence in Berlin.

The first part of the exhibition in the former Outpost Theater is dedicated to the period from 1945 to 1950. Numerous documents, photos and objects tell the checkered history of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany up to the early occupation period in Berlin.

The Cold War reached an initial highpoint with the Soviet blockade of Berlin and the Western powers’ Airlift in 1948/49. A tour of the British Hastings TG 503 transport plane on the grounds of the Allied Museum brings the unique history of the Airlift to life.

The second part of the permanent exhibition in the Nicholson Memorial Library documents not just everyday life in the American, British, and French military communities up to 1994, but also the controversial activities of their intelligence services in Cold War Berlin. A highlight of the guided tour is the American-British spy tunnel of 1955/56.

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