Electric communications have had a tremendous influence on the relationship between people over the past 100 years. Distances seem to have shrunk, the volume of information available has grown considerably, access to information is much more widespread. Until the 19th century, it was mainly the ruling sovereign who was in control of the communication technology of the time (post, telegraph system). Today, access to communication systems primarily depends on the necessary financial means.
The metropolis of Berlin has always been a hub for electric communications in Germany. At the same time, Berlin was also home to administration bodies, research institutes and companies that were vital for such innovation. The importance of telecommunications technology as a key industry in modern times is growing as databases are increasingly being integrated into networks.
The main topics forming the exhibition on the history of telecommunications provide a cross-section of the entire collection. The exhibits do not claim to convey a complete thematic or chronological picture. "Electropolis" Berlin forms the heart of the exhibition.