The street exhibition "Historic Wilhelmstraße" presents 30 stations dealing with the history of the buildings in the historic government quarter through photographs and text. At the start of the 19th century, Wilhelmstraße became the headquarters of the most important ministries in Prussia, maintaining this role after 1871 in the German Reich and later still in the Nazi period. Today, most of these buildings no longer exist, including the Reich President’s Palace, the Prussian State Ministry and the Reich Chancellery. Those retained were used by the government of the GDR and have been the property of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1991.
The street exhibition "Historic Wilhelmstraße" was set up in 1996 on behalf of the Senator for Construction, Residential Development and Transport and then extended and fundamentally reworked in 2007 with funds from the Senate Department for Urban Development.
The exhibition is bilingual (German and English).