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The Museum for Communication Berlin is regarded as the world’s oldest postal museum. It was founded in 1872 on the initiative of Postmaster General Heinrich von Stephan.
Over the years, it has had a turbulent history. While closed during World War II, the majority of the collection was evacuated for safe keeping. In a divided Germany, the museum was located in East Berlin. The building had been badly damaged in the war. In 1958, after it was provisionally refurbished, it opened again as the East German Postal Museum. Some eight years later, West Berlin founded the Berlin Museum for Post and Telecommunication (Berliner Post- und Fernmeldemuseum) in the Urania building. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and German reunification ushered in a major change for the two Berlin museums, and they were also finally reunited under one roof in March 2000.
Today the Museum for Communication Berlin unites the past, present and future. Its permanent exhibition offers vivid insights into the origins, development and future of the information society. A series of attractive temporary exhibitions showcases the many different aspects of communication.
The Treasure Chamber is home to the most valuable exhibits, such as the most famous postage stamps in the world – the Blue and Red ‘Post Office’ Mauritius.