There are over 170 museums in Berlin. Here you have an overview of a few of them, and more will be added over time.
See the museum’s websites for updated information on opening hours, addresses, and special events.
Museum Island is Berlin’s oldest and most famous museum complex. Located on an island in the center of the river Spree, which flows through Berlin.
It includes the Pergamon Museum, Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie and the Bode Museum.
In addition, the Berliner Dom and the Lustgarten just nearby. Museum Island is the world’s largest museum complex and is a UNESCO World Heritage lisa.
German Historical museum.
Museums and exhibitions featuring the history of Germany.
Unter den Linden 3
Museum documenting 2000 year jew history in Germany. Were opened the first time in 1933 but closed 1938.
Plans for a new opening came at 1971. With some influence by Daniel Libeskind it was fully completed in 1998 and official opened in 2001.
Address: Lindenstraße 9-14.
Huvudsynagoga for Jews in Berlin and was built 1859 – 1866. Was heavily damaged during the war but åteuppbyggt.
Are now used only as mueum.
Sunday-Thursday at 10.00-17.30, Friday 10.00-13.30.
Oranienburger Strasse 28 / 30 (Mitte)
Hamburger Bahnhof Museum
Germany’s oldest train station. Built 1846-47, and is now a museum of contemporary art.
Invalidenstrasse 50-51 (Tiergarten).
Beautiful palace which was built between 1677 – 1689 in baroque style. Became a museum in 1963.
Art from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo-time etc.Homepage
The Erotic Museum
Erotic art and many erotic items.
Three floors, but maybe not as exciting as it may sound.
Every day from 09.00 to midnight.
Certificate 18 years. Joachimstaler Strasse 4 (Charlottenburg)
Long night of museums
An annual event (2 times per year) is the “Long Night of Museums’ when most museums are open until noon 2 at night.
Tickets can be purchased on their website and most of the tourist offices in Berlin. The ticket includes travel by shuttle bus that runs between most museums that evening.
Dates for the event are different from year to year, so check their website for updated information.
A tip if you like art and want to stay near Museum Island; Art’otel is an art and cultural hotel near the museums. When you stay here you are, as it were in the middle of the event.
List of Berlin’s museums
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Most of the museums on the list attending the event “Long Night of Museums”.
Abguss-Sammlung antiquities Surgery
Akademie der Künste – Hanseatenweg
1. Berliner GDR Motorrad Museum
Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité
Bundesbeauftragten für die Stasi Unter Act
Dokumentationszentrum Topographie des Terrors
Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut zu Gast im Music Instruments-Museum
Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz – Gemäldegalerie
Loxx am Alex – Miniatur Welten Berlin
Mauer Museum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
Museum Charlottenburg – Wilmersdorf
Museum für Film und Fernsehen – Deutsche Kinemathek
Museum für Fotografie Helmut Newton Stiftung
Museum for Communication Berlin
Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge
Wilhelm Foster Stern eV mit Planetarium am Insulaner