berlinHistory 4+

Geschichte ortsbasiert erleben


Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 124 Ratings
    • Free



To walk through Berlin is to walk on historical ground – few other places in the world hide so many distinct layers of history beneath the surface. Many traces of the past have faded over the years, however, to such a degree that even the historically inclined pass them by completely oblivious.

The berlinHistory app pins the city’s historic sites, buildings, and events to their exact locations, allowing the hidden past to be seen and experienced.

There are many meticulously designed websites and apps on the history of Berlin, but most of these are difficult to find, rarely updated, and only reach a limited audience. With the berlinHistory app, we hope to create THE definitive historical platform for Berlin, where all of the city’s establishments are present.

In cooperation with all of Berlin’s historical and cultural institutions, the berlinHistory app has developed a “digital museum” that preserves all sorts of historical content, establishes meaningful thematic connections and ensures easy access for users. The meta- app, created as a continuously growing platform for Berliners and visitors young and old alike, is free and without advertisements.

Besides texts on historical sites, themes, and epochs available in multiple languages and accompanied by before-and-after photos, the numerous POIs (Point of Interest) also provide historical video footage and audio recordings of first-hand accounts.

Furthermore, the app offers audio-guided, thematic walking tours of historically significant locations, even outside of the major tourist areas.

Different display options (thematic view, list view, and epoch view) offer users the ability to filter content to suit their individual interests and optimize their experience.

- Location-based texts in German and English
- Image galleries
- Before-and-after pictures
- Timelines: pictures of a place from different epochs
- Additional epoch and event texts as well as biographies
- Digital audio tours with media (photos, audios, videos, music)
- Breakdown by epoch
- Accurate historical maps and aerial photos
- Topic-based tab view with search function
- Contemporary witness interviews and other videos

What’s New

Version 3.5.11

- new map search
- settings menu with language switch
- adjustable font sizes
- new exciting themes
- bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Selbander ,

Herausragende App

Sehr gute Arbeit, diese App - informativ, gut aufbereitetes Material, intuitiv zu bedienen, lobenswerter Anspruch, insgesamt tolles Projekt. Es fehlt ein Hinweis, mit welchen Browsern die eingeblendeten Filme beim IPad im Vollbildstatus angesehen werden können. Auch könnten die gesprochenen Texte in manchen Fällen stärker auf das Bezug nehmen, was auf den Fotos zu sehen ist, wenn dieses sich nicht intuitiv erschließen lässt.

Spandau-User ,

Tolles Projekt!

Sogar für Spandau gibts ein paar Einträg😊 Gerne mehr Infos in den Außenbezirken. Aber ansonsten: Usability intuitiv, man liest sich gleich fest. Auch die verschiedenen Karten hochinteressant. Bitte weiter so!!! BG von Spandau-User

highoiiii ,

Super informative App

Tolle App! Bietet geschichtlich fundiert recherchierte und sehr vielseitige Informationen zu jeder Ecke Berlins. Auch auf Englisch verfügbar, also besonders für ausländische Touristen eine super Hilfe viel von der umfangreichen Geschichte dieser Stadt auf eigene Faust zu erfahren.

App Privacy

The developer, dotcombinat, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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