The Museum for Communication Berlin sets a spotlight on the current and past information society. Over 2.000 years of communication history are covered in the museum. Visitors can visit the permanent exhibition “Experience: Communication!” follow the most important stages of human communication – from the Stone Age hand ax to the establishment of the postal system and the modern smartphone. The basis for social coexistence and changes in communication culture sometimes bring far-reaching social change.

Famous exhibits await visitors in the museum’s treasury. The Red and Blue Mauritius are particularly well known. There are only 15 and 12 copies of these rare stamps left. The “Mauritius Tableau” with a total of 8 valuable stamps has been on display in the Museum of Communication since 1996. Another highlight can already be experienced from the outside: the blue neon light play on the historic facade of the building is accompanied by a sound collage.

As early as 1872, Postmaster General Heinrich von Stephan pushed for the establishment of a postal museum. In order to give the Reichspostmuseum a dignified setting, a new, representative building was built on Leipziger Straße. The opening followed in 1898. During the Second World War, large parts of the collection were relocated. After reunification, the East Berlin Federal Postal Museum and the West Berlin Postal and Telecommunications Museum merged: the latter’s holdings also moved to Leipziger Straße.