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Welcome to the website of the Hanf Museum Berlin (Hemp Museum). First we start with an overview of the contents of the page. Then we go on with news and general museum informations.

The Hanf Museum (Hemp Museum) is unique in Germany and one of the few on the world. In the historic heart of Berlin, the Nikolaiviertel, interested visitors can find out everything on the Cannabis – Hemp – Marijuana topic. The exhibition spans on 300 square meters and is open daily, except Mondays. Find out on all hemp-related topics and how hemp can help you!

News from the Hemp Museum:

Hemp Museum starts “100 Years Wolfgang Neuss”

4. December 2022

No other celebrity committed himself so early, so intensively, so credibly to the legalization of cannabis as Wolfgang Neuss. The Hemp Museum ushered in a “New Year” on Saturday in honor of its upcoming 100th birthday.

Wolfgang Neuss 1985 (Foto: Werner Bethsold)

Hans Wolfgang Otto Neuss ran away from home at the age of 15 because he wanted to be a clown. Before the journeyman butcher could become “Germany’s sharpest tongue” (Richard von Weizäcker) and an icon of the German legalization movement, the “Wolfgang caterpillar” (Neuss over Neuss) had to metamorphose multiple times.

Forced to do military service on the Eastern Front by the Hitler regime, Neuss shot off the index finger on his left hand and became a pacifist. In the young Federal Republic, he became a sought-after star in film and television. The prosperity thus acquired was soon evident in the bon vivant. But the next transformation was long overdue.
Wolfgang Neuss wrote, shot, acted and set to music his own film productions, which were completely different from the homeland ham of the 50s. With strips like “We Cellar Children” and “Comrade Münchhausen” Neuss not only reinvented himself but also a genre of West German film culture – the political comedy. In doing so, he inspired a generation of authors such as Wolfgang Menge and Helmut Dietl.

From the man with the drum to the town Indian

The friends that Neuss had found in the political joke in the 1950s together with his congenial stage partner Wolfgang Müller and at the Berlin cabaret Die Stachelschweine were not only lived out in films. In the 1960s, “The Man with the Timpani” was considered one of the best German cabaret artists. Celebrities cavorted in the audience during his solos. Neuss got to know Wolf Biermann and Rudi Dutschke, among others. By the end of the decade, the movie-goers’ darling had become a bourgeois terror and revolutionary. Acting offers and stage appearances became rarer, Neuss only made headlines with an application for social assistance and a charge of possession of 35.8g of hashish and several LSD trips.

Just when the Federal Republic of Germany threatened to forget him, Wolfgang Neuss reinvented himself. Toothless and with long hair, the “Stadtindianer” (Werner Pieper) commented on the world from the couch at home or in the cabaret. “Neuss vom Tage” brought him the German cabaret prize in 1983, a column in Stern and a comeback that hardly anyone would have believed the almost 60-year-old could do. The highlight of the year was undoubtedly an appearance on the SFB program Today on December 5th, where he met Richard Weizäcker, the mayor of Berlin at the time.
As successful as the celebrity Wolfgang Neuss was in the 80s, the person was stricken. Neuss suffered from cancer and smoked large amounts of hashish to relieve the pain. His saying so publicly led to another house search in 1984 and another conviction for drug possession.

 Today I'm not making supper. Today I'm thinking.
 Wolfgang Neuss

With a performance on his 65th birthday, Wolfgang Neuss finally said goodbye to his audience. He died six months later on May 5, 1989.

Special exhibition “100 Years Wolfgang Neuss”

“Wolfgang Neuss is dead, let’s talk about world literature” wrote Matthias Beltz in his obituary for the man with the drum. The Hemp Museum prefers to talk about him and is now devoting a series of special exhibitions to Wolfgang Neuss on the occasion of his hundredth year. At the start of the new year, the museum invites you to follow Wolfgang Neuss’ life in contemporary statements on the “Berlin abomination” (picture). In addition, it allows “Zwerg Mundwerk” (FAZ) to have their say in selected texts.

6.12. Birthday of the Hanf Museum

1. December 2022

The end of the hemp year is upon us. The birthday of the Hemp Museum on December 6th. we celebrate with an “open day”. Come by, have a look – admission is free!

6th Decembre: 27th Birthday of Hanf Museum

27. November 2021

For our 27th birthday on December 6th, 2021 we invite you to our house with an “Open House”! After a turbulent year, in the time between the old and new government and their new cannabis policy, the Hemp Museum is at your side with its knowledge of cannabis. Since the 6.12. If this year falls on a Monday, the opening times on this day are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Please note the 2G rule for visiting the Hemp Museum, as well as documentation of attendance and the obligation to wear a mask in the exhibition!

Destination Hemp Museum

Adress & Contact

Hanf Museum Berlin Mühlendamm 5 - 10178 Berlin - Mitte at Nikolaiviertel, the historic center of Berlin By car take the Grunerstr. or Molkemarkt Suitable for wheelchairs!
  • E-Mail: info@hanfmuseum.de
  • Phone number: +49-30-2424 827
  • VAT ID: St-Nr. 27/667/52632, DE201038675

Opening times

Mondays closed! Tuesday till Friday: 10 - 20 Saturday/Sunday: 12 - 20

Public transport

Bus M200, M300 station "Berliner Rathaus" or "Jüdenstr" Bus M48 station "Nikolaiviertel" or "Fischerinsel" U Rotes Rathaus (U5) U/S-Alexanderplatz (U5/U8/S5/S7/S9) U Klosterstraße (U2) U Stadtmitte (U6)

Entry conditions:

Entry fee: 6 Euro Reduced entry fee: 4,- Euro Groups from school, university, ..: 3,- Euro Free for children till 10 years. Reduced entry fee is for groups >6 persons, pupil, students and owner of the BerlinPass. We can make guidances! Please register your group by phone or eMail. The guidance is 15,- € extra.
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