Discount: reduced entrance fee (6,50 € instead of 12,00 €)
Built letters disappear from the cityscape. Globalization and standardization are displacing regional, traditional businesses, retail shops, and handcrafted lettering. Individual and high-quality shop inscriptions disappear from our view and from that of our customers. Consciousness – if we don’t preserve it. This task is taken over by the Museum of Letters (Buchstabenmuseum). The museum is volunteer-run and unsubsidized.
We collect, preserve and document the literal signs of past epochs. We create a place of remembrance, but also of impulses for current discussions. We offer starting points for dealing with trade, advertising, and urban history, with language and words, typography, design, and craftsmanship.
The basis for the huge collection of the Museum of Letters was the private collection of Barbara Dechant, a designer from Vienna. She and her like-minded colleagues were able to save hundreds of letters from scrapping, disappearing, being used as decorative objects, and recover them in the Letter Museum. Most importantly, we make this precious treasure accessible to the public. Come in!
Our stock currently contains over 2,000 objects. We borrow some of them for events or photoshoots and also make our rooms available for them. In our current exhibition you will find testimonials of famous Berlin companies and places: directly here from the underground station Hansaplatz, Eternit, the Möbelhaus Kern (furniture store) and the Zierfische (shop for fishes) from the Frankfurter Tor.
Your Benefit with EasyCityPass Berlin: reduced entrance fee (6,50 € instead of 12,00 €)
© Bildrechte / Photo Credits: Buchstabenmuseum, vanishingberlin, Daniela Horstmann, João Peixoto