Contact and opening hours


Political Archive of the Federal Foreign Office


Kurstraße 36, 10117 Berlin

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Friday 8.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

(only with prior permission)

The reading room of the Political Archive is open the whole year, apart from two weeks around Christmas and New Year’s, and a few, single days during the year (mostly the day between a holiday, if it’s a Tuesday or Thursday, and the weekend). Closure times are announced on our home page.



+49 (30) 1817-2179


+49 (30) 1817-5-2179

Pull times for records

Orders are accepted twice a day. Files ordered before 10 a.m. are made available in the reading room at 2 p.m. on the same day, files ordered before 2 p.m. are made available the following day when the reading room opens.

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