Basic information

Anyone with a certain interest may use the records of the Central Archives in Berlin. Access is given under the provisions of the archival law and the reading room regulations.

During the preliminary stages of your personal visit, please send us an email to explain the purpose of your inquiry. We will soon give you an answer, whether and in which extent we keep relevant records.

After completing an application form for readers ("Benutzungsantrag") you will be granted access to the requested files. In signing the application form for readers you undertake to comply with the access regulations, the cost regulations, the data protection law and the protection of privacy.

Please notice that for private purpose our reference service is fee-based. Any inspection of files due to your enquiry is subject to a charge.

In our reading room you will find a reference library containing important works on church history, especially of the 19th and 20th century, dictionaries and general reference books etc. Every workplace is fitted with electrical connections for notebooks. A reader-printer is available to make copies from microfiched parish registers.

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Handing out of records: Mon - Fri 9 to 12 a.m.

Reservation of workspace:

Reservations for a workplace in the reading room are no longer required. Usage is possible at any time during the hours of operation.

Contact us

Evangelisches Zentralarchiv
Bethaniendamm 29
10997 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 22 50 45 - 20
Fax: +49 30 22 50 45 - 40

Opening Times:
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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