The Humboldt Forum is taking place for the first time in Berlin

The largest cultural development in Europe and the most ambitious in Germany, The Humboldt Forum, opened its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday July 20, 2021.

Visitors will be able to check presentations on the history of the site and the Humboldt brothers, and to experience the inaugural exhibitions “Terrible Beauty. Elephant – Human – Ivory, Have a Seat! An Exhibition for Children, After Nature and BERLIN GLOBAL”.

Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller attended the opening ceremony along with Germany’s Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters and General Director Hartmut Dorgerloh.

The Humboldt Forum is conceived as a space that brings together the arts and culture, science, exchange and debate, the first of its kind in Europe. Inspired and informed by the spirit of Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, perhaps Germany’s greatest thinkers on education, culture, science and nature, it is home to four partners who will present a diverse programme of exhibitions, discussions, performances and events, which will bring together different cultures, perspectives and insights into some of the most important issues facing our world today, reports Artfixdaily.

During the summer, there will be different types of programmes – from art installations and projections to guided tours, lectures and discussions to artistic interventions, dance and film.

The admission will be free of charge for the first 100 days to the inaugural exhibitions and the booking in advance is required.


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