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German Spy Museum

Dive into the history and future of spying, from Biblical times to present day, in the former spy capital of the world. Find out if you have what it takes to be a spy at the German Spy Museum!

When you visit the German Spy Museum, you can test your own spy craft. From finding bugs to decrypting coded messages and writing secret messages in disappearing ink. Sending morse code messages, passing a lie detector, and cracking a safe are some of the things a spy must be able to do and you can try.

At the German Spy Museum you can even try your hand at making your way through a laser maze. You’ll have two minutes to try to make it through which ever way you can. Whether you jump, crouch or crawl, you just have to make sure that you don’t touch the laser beams.

  • Explore the exciting world of spies
  • Test your own spy skills with interactive games
  • Learn about the real work of spies
Public transport
Nearest stop is Potsdamer Platz Bahnhof (S-Bahn, U-Bahn and bus).

Knowledge has always been power, which is why spies have been around as long as human civilisation itself. In ancient Egypt spies were known as “the eyes of the Pharoah”, in Persia King Cyrus referred to them as his many “eyes and ears”, and even General Sun Tzu devoted a whole chapter to spies in his famous “The Art of War”.

During the Cold War, Berlin was where East met West, no where else did the Soviet and NATO powers get into such close contact with each other. This is why Berlin is the best place to learn all about the world of spies. You can visit the German Spy Museum on the former border, the very death strip of the Berlin Wall.

  • Children
    Child tickets for 6-18 year olds
    Free entry for 0-5 year olds accompanied by an adult
  • Opening hours
    Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Ticket information
    Ticket directly available on smartphone
    Ticket valid for 3 years after purchase
    Tickets cannot be cancelled
  • Free access to bathroom
    Wheelchair accessible
    Free WiFi available
  • There are public guided tours available, usually on the hour, though they are subject to availability
A central platform
Free wifi on the buses
GPS audio guide in 13 languages
Free Berlin City Sightseeing app
Ticket valid for 24/48 hours
Discounts at various partners