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Politisches Archiv des Auswärtigen Amts

CONTACT DETAILS (See moreSee less)
Visitor''s address: Kurstraße 36, D-10117 Berlin
District:

Mitte

Region/autonomous authority:

Berlin

Country:

Deutschland

Webpage:
Telephone:
+49 (30) 1817-2159
ACCESS & SERVICE INFORMATION (See moreSee less)
Opening hours:

Mon.-Thur. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m

Directions:

The Political Archive is situated in the middle of the city and can be reached by subway (station: Hausvogteiplatz, line U 2) and by bus (station Werderscher Markt with line 147 or station Spittelmarkt with line M 48). If you are coming by car, please be aware that there are only a limited number of visitor parking spaces available.

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Access conditions: Accessible to the public
Access information:

Under Section 11(1) of the Law on the Protection and Use of the Federal Archives (Federal Archives Law), files that are over 30 years old are open to the public. Records relating to natural persons may not be consulted until 10 years after these individuals’ death (in most cases).

Disabled access: Facilities for disabled people are available
Facilities for disabled people:

The Archive is accessible to the handicapped.

Terms of use:

Practical information

Searchroom: 27 places
Refreshment area:

There is a vending machine for hot and cold drinks outside the reading room. Plenty of restaurants, cafés and bakeries can be found within a few hundred metres of the Federal Foreign Office.

Guided tours:

Für Gruppen aus Hochschulen und wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen bietet das Politische Archiv Führungen an.

The Political Archive offers tours to groups from universities and academic institutions.

ARCHIVES & HOLDINGS DESCRIPTION (See moreSee less)
Archival and other holdings:

Foreign Office of the German Reich

Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the GDR

Extent of holdings: 27000 m
Date(s) of the holdings: 1866 ff.
Date of the archives foundation: 02. August 1920
Archives act:

Law on the Protection and Use of the Federal Archives (Federal Archives Law - BArchG)

Other information
Name of the archive (in other languages):

Political Archive of the Federal Foreign Office

Type of archive:

National archives

Last update: 05.10.2020
Archival Material