Open monument day

Claudia Melisch auf den 2019 kurzzeitig freigelegten Fundamenten der Petrikirche am Petriplatz

On the occasion of this year's Open Monument Day, the House of One, together with the archaeologist and excavation director Claudia Melisch, once again invites you to take part in archaeological tours on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2020 on the historic Petriplatz, on whose grounds the House of One will be built.

0177-273 61 45

Where Jews, Christians and Muslims are currently planning a sacred building with a synagogue, church and mosque, St. Peter's Church was the spiritual center of the neighborhood on Petriplatz until the 1960s. Already in the Middle Ages, this square formed the center of Cölln, which, in addition to the church and surrounding churchyard, also housed the Cölln Latin School. The twin city of Cölln-Berlin later became the Berlin of today.

In 1964 the Petrikirche, damaged in World War II, was blown up to make room for the redesign of East Berlin as a socialist model metropolis and capital of the GDR. During excavations from 2007 to 2015, the archaeologist Claudia Melisch uncovered most of the foundations hidden in the ground. In the former churchyard, the scientist found more than 3,000 graves with almost 4,000 skeletons.

The excavations brought the history of Alt-Cölln to life. At Petriplatz, wall to wall with the future House of One, an archaeological house, the future new seat of the state archaeologists, is now being built. There the bones of the former inhabitants of Cölln will be displayed in an ossarium.

We invite you to discover the grounds and the historical past of Petriplatz during an archaeological tour with excavation director Claudia Melisch. The guided tour is free of charge. Donations are welcome as always!

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Guided tours: 10 a.m, 12 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Meeting place: Scharrenstraße / Brüderstraße

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Guided tours: 10 a.m., 12 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Meeting place: Scharrenstraße / Brüderstraße


Please register by mail or by telephone at 0177 273 61 45 for the tour.

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