“Around the World” has presented more than 70 tourism posters from the collection of the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museums, DHM), primarily from the 1920s and 1930s as well as from the 1950s and the early 1960s.

Posters from shipping companies, airlines and railways, from tour operators and tourist agencies are evidence of the economic importance of tourism and touristic promotion for societies in the 20th century.

Within the many fields of application for poster art, tourism posters make up a class of their own, to the service of which many notable commercial artists have devoted their work. “Around the World” invites you on an imaginary journey across continents, countries and cities and at the same time through a brief segment of poster history.

In addition, travel guides, schedules and tourist souvenirs entirely from the collections of the DHM, have given an impression of the world of travel.

An exhibition by the German Historical Museum, Berlin


30 October > 11 January 2015