COMING SOON: June 9, 2023, 7 pm

The Train Station as a Site of Flight and Exile

Reading, conversation, app presentation
in cooperation with Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin and Museum Friedland

COMING SOON: May 17, 2023, 7 pm

I Never Said Goodbye: Women in Exile

Photographer Heike Steinweg will be organizing this evening’s event with the help of the women she portrayed who live in Berlin in exile.

COMING SOON: May 12, 2023, 7 pm

Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Blücher. Biography of a Couple

Reading and discussion to mark the book’s publication with author Barbara von Bechtolsheim and Thomas Sparr, Suhrkamp-Verlag

COMING SOON: April 21, 2023, 7 pm

No Country, Nowhere?

Book presentation and conversation with Aleida Assmann, Sajjad Jahan Fard, and Harald Roth

March 25-26, 2023

Opening of Werkstatt Exilmuseum

On our big opening weekend, you can expect a rich program with guests such as Burghart Klaußner, Ilija Trojanow, and Pavlo Arie. Come and celebrate with us!

January 26, 2023

Archives Seminar: Resistance from Exile

Students of the TU Berlin worked with archival materials of Exilmuseum.

January 18, 2023

We have moved

We have moved to our new location at Berlin's Fasanenstraße.

January 11, 2023

Christoph Stölzl is mourned

We were very sad to learn of the sudden death of our founding director Prof. Dr. Christoph Stölzl.

December 21, 2022

Leasehold Contract

A huge step towards the Exilmuseum: After long negotiations, the leasehold contract for the property at Anhalter Bahnhof was notarized.

November 11, 2022

zdf aspekte about Exile

Freedom gained - home lost. A feature about life in exile. Presenter Katty Salié met Herta Müller at the Werkstatt Exilmuseum.

October 14, 2022

Watch Podium Discussion

"Auf dem Weg zum Exilmuseum – Flucht und Exil damals und heute"
A talk with Herta Müller, Bjeen Alhassan and Christoph Stölzl

October 15, 2022

Open House: Werkstatt Exilmuseum

A milestone to be celebrated: The foundation is moving and invites to a very special event in the yet unrenovated house.

Summer 2022

The Landshoff Donation

An important new addition to Exilmuseum’s library.

July 9 – August 17, 2022

Exhibition: PLACE

An architectural exhibition on the designs of Dorte Mandrup – in collaboration with Exilmuseum.

June 8 – July 7, 2022

Public Participation

The plans for the museum at Anhalter Bahnhof can be commented.

March 2, 2022

Max Reinhardt – Berlin and Exile

Cornelia Vossen is a guest speaker at an event in the framework of the exhibition "Berlin Global".

Virtual Reality

ZU/FLUCHT virtually

The exhibition ZU/FLUCHT lives on!

September 18, 2021

Exile Then – Exile Now

Now online: video recording of the panel discussion at Anhalter Bahnhof

At Anhalter Bahnhof

Beneath the Surface

Diggers arrived at Anhalter Bahnhof ready to explore the grounds.

The Journey Continues

Exhibition Dismantled

After five months of exhibition, the former housing containers find a new home.

Only until October 31, 2021

Exhibition ZU/FLUCHT

In just a few days our open-air exhibition "ZU/FLUCHT" at Anhalter Bahnhof Berlin will come to an end.

September 18, 2021

COME TOGETHER – Exile, Museum, Music

One day packed with events!

September 17, 2021

Afghanistan – Thoughts from Exile

A reading with author Massum Faryar

September 5, 2021


A sunday at Anhalter Bahnhof - with a variety of activities

September 3, 2021

Transnational Memory in Digital Space

En event by the NS-Dokumentationszentrum Munich with curator Cornelia Vossen

Iconic Awards 2021

Architect of the Year

Dorte Mandrup is Architect of the Year

August 12 and 26, 2021

My Story – my Museum

My Story – my Museum: Workshop for people in exile

August 11, 2021

Short Film: 13 Square Meters

A short documentary about Berlin's shelters for refugees

July 24, 2021

Museumhood / Urban Gardening

The Exilmuseum would like to get to know its new neighbors. Gardening together is a good way to start.

June 26, 2021

Workshop: Furniture Building

Anyone who enjoys working with their hands or is willing to learn is invited.

June 12, 2021

Exhibition Opening: ZU/FLUCHT

A collaborative Exilmuseum exhibition on
flight and exile, in the past and today

April 23, 2021

Visit by Berlin's mayor

Berlin's mayor Michael Müller, learned about the planning of the Exilmuseum.


Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

Funding for our planned exhibition project

Summer 2021

berlinHistory App

Anhalter Bahnhof and Exilmuseum are now included in the berlinHistory app

Driven x Design Award Programs

Berlin Design Awards 2021

Honors for Dorte Mandrup's architectural design for the Exilmuseum

"Tempohome" Exilmuseum 2020/21

Student Seminar

Collaboration with TU Berlin for an exhibition project at Anhalter Bahnhof

December 8, 2020

Insiders/Outsiders Festival

Lecture and discussion on the Exilmuseum

Sept 29 – Oct 17, 2020

Exhibition of Designs

Exhibition of all designs submitted at the architectural competition for the Exilmuseum building

September 15, 2020


Founding director Christoph Stölzl was awarded the Great Federal Commander’s Cross of Merit

The Architectural Competition 2020

Announcing the Winner

Danish architect Dorte Mandrup wins first prize in the design competition for the new Exilmuseum building.

August 13, 2020

Competition Jury

Decision day!


Interview about the Exilmuseum

Interview with Meike-Marie Thiele on the Blog "Entwicklungsstadt Berlin"

February 2020

Interim Presentation

Interim presentation in the architectural competition for the Exilmuseum.

Birthday of Joachim Gauck 2020

Donations to the Exilmuseum

A great present for the Exilmuseum

November 18, 2019

At the Federal Foreign Office

Presentation for ambassadors from all over the world

September 2019

Claus-Dieter Krohn is mourned

Stiftung Exilmuseum mourns the passing of its advisor, exile researcher Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Krohn.

May 12, 2019

Background Report

Detailed background report on the Exilmuseum in the "Tagesspiegel"

Design seminar 2018/19

A visit by HTW

How to develop the corporate design for a new museum?

Joachim Gauck

Patron of the Exilmuseum

former German President Joachim Gauck supports our project by becoming a patron alongside Nobel Prize laureate Herta Müller.

Oktober 29, 2018

Record proceeds for the Exilmuseum

At the auction of Bernd Schultz's private art collection, a sensational 6 million Euro were raised.

Oktober 17, 2018

Days of Exile

Making exile comprehensible: Herta Müller and Christoph Stölzl were guests at the Hamburg Days of Exile.

The first interview for the museum (2018)

Georg Stefan Troller

The first interview for the Exilmuseum with none other than journalist Georg Stefan Troller

Oktober 25/26, 2018

Auctions to benefit the Exilmuseum

Art auction of the Bernd Schultz collection

September 14, 2018

Archives and Museums of Exile

Visiting the annual conference of the Society for Exile Research

Summer 2018

Exilmuseum in the Press

Media coverage takes off

Issue 1/2018


Our article about the Exilmuseum in the Museum Journal

End of 2017

Our Team is Complete

Work has started!

28. März 2023

Schreiben von Staatsministerin Claudia Roth

Die Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien Claudia Roth spricht sich für die Bestrebungen des Exilmuseums aus.