The Dream Factory. 100 years of film at Babelsberg

permanent exhibition

in short

Marlene Dietrich, Hans Albers, Zarah Leander, Gérard Philipe, Manfred Krug, Angelica Domroese, Gojko Mitic, Rolf Hoppe, Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Armin Mueller-Steel, Gérard Depardieu, Anthony Hopkins, Jackie Chan, Charlize Theron, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt ... They all worked in Babelsberg.
Skulptur von Rainer Sperl

Visitor entrance

Breite Straße 1A
14467 Potsdam

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The Filmmuseum Potsdam preserves and explores the tradition of the media industry in Babelsberg and makes them public via exhibitions, events and publications. Therefore, 2011, a new permanent exhibition on 100 years of film at Babelsberg is opened.

The new exhibition is experimental and entertaining. The principle is to show the process of filmmaking in all its complexity. Visitors are guided through seven thematic areas standing for the creative process of films and film business - from initial idea to the premiere. They explore the "Babelsberg-Story" intuitive and walk through the turbulent history of the media industry, his films and his people. The political influence on films during Ufa, DEFA and today's Studio Babelsberg is made clear by individual examples. Famous scripts, notes, film technology, original costumes and other exhibits are presented. Numerous interactive elements and creative forms of representation allow guests to dive into an atmosphere of filmmaking: the visitors are invited to sing karaoke with Zarah Leander, to undergo a casting situation or to synchronize Brad Pitt...

A computerized information system and a book about 100 years of film at Babelsberg complete the new exhibition.

The opening of the new permanent exhibition at the Filmmuseum Potsdam takes place on 3rd November 2011, 100 years after Guido Seeber received planning permission for the glass studio - the oldest large-scale film studio in the world.
Permanent Exhibition: 4,50 / 3,50 EUR
Permanent + temporary exhibitions: 7,00 / 5,00 EUR
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In 2013 we are renewing the Marstall building’s fire protection.
The objects of our permanent exhibition are currently stored away.

We will be happy to welcome you again as our guests from spring 2014 on.

Our collections are still available and can be visited on request:
Collections Department of Filmmuseum Potsdam
Pappelallee 20
14469 Potsdam
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