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New Museum at RKI: An authentic window on science and health protection

A new Museum at the Robert Koch Institute presents exhibits and information on infection prevention, health research and the scientific legacy of Robert Koch. The permanent exhibition at the historical site at the Northern embankment of Berlin’s Wedding provides an overview of the factors influencing health. It shows the research by RKI on the risks and protection factors for the health of the population and the relevance the ideas and discoveries of Robert Koch and his scholars still have. In the mausoleum of Robert Koch, in which the founder of the Institute was entombed in 1910, the memory of the co-founder of microbiology and Nobel Prize winner can be experienced in a very special manner.

A museum had already been created shortly after the entombment; it showed exclusively exhibits relating to Robert Koch and had not been changed for more than fifty years. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Institute in 2016 it was considerably enlarged and significantly extended in terms of content and re-designed with the support of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. The exhibition is in German and English; from 1 December 2017, it will be opened from Monday to Thursday 10 am to 5 pm, Friday 10 am to 3 pm.

Date: 30.11.2017

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What we do

What we do

The Robert Koch Institute is the public health institute in Germany. Around 1,080 people including 450 scientists work here. Learn more about the tasks and projects of the institute’s departments and units.

International Activities

International Activities

The Robert Koch Institute is a global health hub. The institute cooperates closely with partner countries and institution from all over the world in order to investigate pathogens, tackle outbreaks, provide reliable diagnostics, train staff and more.

Health reporting

Health reporting

Robert Koch Institute's federal health reporting continuously informs about the health status of people in Germany - in various reports as well as in the Journal of Public Health (available also in English).

Virus Explorer image database

Virus Explorer image database

The Virus Explorer for diagnostic electron microscopy (DEM) is an offline database by RKI containing images of viruses relevant in infectious diseases of humans. It can be used for diagnostic as well as training and teaching purposes.

History of the Robert Koch Institute

History of the Robert Koch Institute

The Robert Koch Institute is one of the oldest bio­medi­cal re­search institutes in the world. Learn more about its his­tory and its first direc­tor, Robert Koch.

German Centre for Cancer Registry Data

German Centre for Cancer Registry Data

The German Centre for Cancer Registry Data at RKI combines, checks and analyses data from the population-based cancer registries of the German federal states.