Opening Hours


Tue–Thu 12:00–6:00 p.m.
Fri–Sun 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Admission free


Tue and Wed 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Thu 12:00–6:00 p.m.

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FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum
Adalbertstraße 95A
10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor (U1, U8), Bus M29, 140

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Wheelchair access to all exhibitions on three floors, the archive and the event floor. Exhibitions in the glass tower are not wheel chair accessible. An accessible restroom is located on the basement level of the museum. You can retrieve the restroom key from the museum's bookstore (mezzanine level).

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FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum
Adalbertstraße 95A
10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
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"99 scattered pearls" - Reading with Halim Youssef

23 May | 6 pm | Rooftop floor of the FHXB Museum

As part of the Kurdish Culture Days, Yekmal e.V. invites you to a reading with Halim Youssef followed by a discussion with Sozdar Jafarzadeh at the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum.

Halim Youssef is a German-Syrian writer and translator. Born in northern Syria, he now lives in Germany and writes short stories, plays and novels in Kurdish, Arabic and German, in which he explores themes such as identity, migration and homelessness.

His novel "99 Scattered Pearls" tells the story of the translator Azados, who comes to Germany from northern Syria, based on his own life. Here he meets, among others, Hamza, a refugee from Turkey who was persecuted as a Kurd in his home country and is labelled a 'Turk' by right-wingers in Germany. In 99 chapters, the relationship between language, belonging and self-realisation is dealt with in a tense and sensitive way, while at the same time the conditions under which Kurdish people live in Syria, Turkey and Iraq, but also here in Germany, become clear.

Following the reading, Halim Youssef and Sozdar Jafarzadeh will discuss perspectives and realities of literary work and self-realisation in the diaspora and invite the audience to join in the discussion.


Free admission | Reading in German spoken language | Wheelchair-accessible

To the programme of the Kurdish Culture Days:


Long Week of Neighbourhood History: city tours in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain on 25 May, 29 May and 1 June

25 May | 29 May | 1 June

The “Long Week of Neighborhood History” invites you to discover unknown and unusual stories of Berlin on city tours, talks, bike tours and audio walks under this year's theme “City in Transition”. As part of this event, the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum is offering the following city tours:

(All tours are in German)


City tour 1:
Migrant self-organisation against racism and fascism

Saturday, 25 May, 1 pm

Meeting point: Garden of the FHXB Museum

On the city tour at Kottbusser Tor, the junction point of Kreuzberg's migration history since the 1960s, we will explore places of social dynamics of migrant self-organisation and resistance against racism and fascism together. A journey through time and space that brings us closer to the power of solidarity and political engagement in Kreuzberg.


Registration required




City tour 2: 17 June 1953 in Friedrichshain

Wednesday, 29 May, 5 pm

Meeting point: Frankfurter Tor at the steps in front of the "Brewdog" pub

71 years ago, on 17 June, there was a nationwide popular uprising in the GDR. There are numerous biographical and geographical references in the Friedrichshain district around the former Stalinallee that can be discovered on this city tour.  


Registration required

Contact: Tom-Aaron Aschke,



City tour 3: Power station, piano plague and coal mountain. A consumer and environmental history of Kreuzberg

Saturday, 1 June, 1:30 pm

Meeting point: Ohlauer Str./Paul-Lincke-Ufer

Environmental history is dedicated to the many interactions between humans and the environment. The fight against microbes will be just as much a part of the city tour as the change in household management and our role as consumers. We will also follow the many struggles of Berliners for public parks, cycle paths and an environment worth living in.


Registration required

Cross-border protest. The 17 June 1953 in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

17 june | 6 pm | Studio theatre in the Alte Feuerwache

The "popular uprising of 17 June 1953" in the GDR is a central historical event in recent German history and, above all, in the history of Berlin. The former Stalinallee (today: Karl-Marx-Allee) was a central place of protest in today's Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district: workers from various Friedrichshain companies around Warschauer Straße joined the strikes; on the Oberbaumbrücke, young people discovered the chairman of the East German CDU, Otto Nuschke, in his official car and rolled him across the sector border into West Berlin's Kreuzberg district.


The learning and research project "Youth in Political Protest" at the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial explores the protest participation of young people during the "Popular Uprising of 17 June 1953". Using biographies of young protest participants, the project explores the causes, processes and consequences of participation in the uprising and aims to convey the complexity of the protest events.


At the event in cooperation with the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, staff from the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen memorial centre will provide an insight into the project. Using individual biographies, they will trace the protest events of 17 June 1953 in the district and discuss the links to neighbouring West Berlin's Kreuzberg district. The event will also discuss how the use of images shapes the public memory of 17 June 1953. Last but not least, dominant narratives and historical images of the event will be scrutinised, particularly with regard to age and gender.


Discussion with Elke Stadelmann-Wenz, Elke Neumann and Tom-Aaron Aschke
moderated by Sonja Lindhauer, FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum


Link to the project website:


at the Studiobühne in the Alte Feuerwache, Marchlewskistr. 6, 10243 Berlin