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Historical campus tours

Learn about the history of our building

In 2006, the ESMT campus was opened in the former state council building (Staatratsgebäude) of the German Democratic Republic. The building is located on Schlossplatz, directly opposite the Berlin City Palace and within walking distance of central city tourist sites.

ESMT staff lead free public tours (in German) through the former Staatsratsgebäude each month. The building’s more than 5,000 square meters includes lecture halls, banquet and reception areas, seminar rooms, and grounds that feature state-of-the-art audio, visual, and presentation systems. Guests learn about the building‘s signature architectural features and its central role in German political history. 

Learn more about the history of the building on our website Schlossplatz1.Berlin.

Upcoming dates in 2023:

  • Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, October 27 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, November 24 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m.

Meeting point:
ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin

ESMT Guided Tour

Guided tours are in German and free of charge.


Health and safety regulations

When attending this event, I agree to follow the valid health and safety regulations of the Federal Government of Germany and the State of Berlin, as well as the rules in place on the ESMT Berlin Campus. I accept that ESMT reserves the right to cancel the event in case of increased health hazard or changes in directives from authorities. I accept that ESMT cannot be held liable for any consequences, health-related or material, or for any incurred costs due to attending the event on campus. In addition, I agree to not enter the ESMT Berlin if I have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Please note: If you cannot attend the event as planned, please cancel your registration so that someone else can participate. Thank you! 


Fabian Heuer

Events Manager, Corporate Communications
+49 30 21231–1661