Trailing the First World War - Geocaching in Dahlem

The Geocaching-Tour was developed by the Museum of European Cultures and the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge for the „Feeling War“ exhibition (27. June 2014 to 30. August 2015). The exhibition portrays the intense emotions during war.


A geocaching-tour works like a scavenger-hunt with GPS-Coordination. Significant places of the WW1 will be traced in Dahlem through 4 different geocaching-tours. Hunters will need either a smartphone with Googlemaps or a GPS-device. At every cache you find a QR-Code* that offers information and asks questions about the history of a specific place or person. In order to find the next Cache you have to answer the Clue.


Having trouble finding the Cache? Don’t worry. You can receive extra clues and tips at the Museum Information Office on Arnimalle 25. But please don’t forget to give them back at the end of your hunt. Future hunters may need them.

Have fun hunters!

*In order to complete the tour you must have a smartphone with QR-Code app and internet access

The Tours:

1) Patriotism, Death and Worship |               Start Coordinate: N 52 27.553 | E 013 16.817

2) War Volunteers and Veterans |                 Start Coordinate: N 52 27.561 | E 013 16.793

3) Loss and Pacifism |                                 Start Coordinate: N 52 27.497 | E 013 17.447

4) War and Science |                                  Start Coordinate: N 52 26.838 | E 013 16.707


Geocaching for Groups:

Project Day with Geocaching and Exhibition Tour: Duration 3 – 4 hours, 45 €

Meeting point: Museum of European Culture, Arnimallee 25, 14195 Berlin


Registration for school classes and groups, more information:

Bildung, Vermittlung, Besucherdienste, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Tel.: 266 42 4242 (Mo - Fr: 9:00am – 4:00pm)