Support the reconstruction!
Become part of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace and support the reconstruction of the baroque facade with an online donation.
100 million euros have already been donated, but 5 million are still missing to fully reconstruct the Baroque facade.
We welcome all donations towards the reconstruction of the Baroque facade, so that the new palace can allow Berlin to regain its historical centre.
- is tax-deductible,
- will be spent entirely for the reconstruction of the historic facades and
- will be recognized with an in-house digital projection of your name.
If you would like to donate from a European Country or the US in a tax-effective way, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d be more than happy to provide the contact details of our partners from Transnational Giving and the King Baudouin Foundation.
Honouring Our Donors
The names of all donors will be honoured publicly in several places in the Humboldt Forum with digital projections and rolls of honour. Of course, we also respect your wish to remain anonymous. Thank you for your support.
Other ways of support
With legacies, endowments or sponsorship schemes you will be giving long-term support to the work of our foundation.
Would you like to help support the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace even after your death, thereby making an enduring contribution to the long-term development of the Humboldt Forum?
As a non-profit foundation under German civil law, the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss can find individually tailored solutions. Feel free to get in touch so we can work together to best realise your request. We can assure you that we will execute your last will and testament with due care so that your assets are used entirely according to your wishes.
German tax law states that non-profit organizations are exempt from inheritance tax (§ 13 (1) 16 b, German Inheritance and Gift Tax Act), meaning that 100 percent of your contribution will be used for the foundation’s purposes.
An endowment to the Berlin Palace means you will be giving long-term support to the work of our foundation, for endowments go into the foundation’s capital reserves and remain undiminished. It is the yield from this capital reserve – in the form of interest, for example –that is used to support the work of the foundation. German taxpayers can deduct a maximum of one million euros in endowments from their taxes over a period of ten years.
In order to rebuild the Berlin palace in the twenty-first century and transform it into the Humboldt Forum, we need you to join our small circle of benefactors. Your support of the Humboldt Forum reflects the kind of social commitment that forges a special bond between you and the team behind the planning and construction of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace. Consequently, we would very much like to involve you as our sponsor – and your family too, if you like – in the development of the Humboldt Forum.
Friends’ Association Berliner Schloss
Alongside the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss as the construction client, owner and future operator of the Humboldt Forum there is another key partner tasked with gathering donations: the friends’ association Berliner Schloss e.V. If you are interested in facade elements and commemorative bricks, please contact the association directly.
You can find out more about the history of the Berlin Palace, the art of reconstruction and about donating facade elements and commemorative bricks in the association’s information center.
Information Center, Lustgarten
Temporary construction container at the Lustgarten
opposite the Berlin Cathedral
open daily, 10am–6pm
With over 30,000 donors and more than eighty volunteers the friend’s association underlines the enormous civil dedication to this unique project. The non-profit Berliner Schloss e.V., founded in 1992 by Wilhelm von Boddien, has demonstrated an exceptional level of motivation and commitment in its widespread campaign to attract donations for the reconstruction of the Baroque facades, which has been ongoing since 2004.
As a cooperative partner of all private institutions gathering donations for the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace, our own foundation Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss is the final recipient of all these contributions, which we use for financing the reconstruction of the Baroque facades in our capacity as the construction client.