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Buddhism is one of the great religious traditions of mankind. But where are the beginnings of Buddhism? How did it spread throughout the world? The new large special exhibition explores the history, the spread and the cultural diversity of this world religion.

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Admission and opening

Opening hours

Tuesday to friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday and sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Closed on mondays

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Oceania under construction

A new innovative exhibition about life and cultures in the Pacific is being created. Please note that there may be increased noise for a short time due to the renovation work.

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Werkzeug in der Hand einer Person mit weißen Handschuhen

Oceania Digital

We are building a platform for our Oceania Digital project connecting different disciplines and global communities to create a museum concept for the future.

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Buddhastatue mit gefalteten Händen

Our online-offers

Our online offers provide you with exciting topics around the clock – even independently of your visit to the museum.

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Provenance research and Repatriations

Since 2015, the Übersee-Museum has conducted long-term projects researching the provenance of collection items, supported by the German Center for the Loss of Cultural Property.

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Buchseite mit Hand mit weißem Handschuh auf Scanner

Diary and notes of Otto Tetens

Otto Tetens’ Samoa notes from the Übersee Museum archives dating back to 1902 can now be read online.

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