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

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.


Pergamon Museum

Altes Museum

Alte Nationalgalerie

New Museum

Bode museum

German Historical museum.

Museums and exhibitions featuring the history of Germany.

Unter den Linden 3


Jewish Museum

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.


Centre Judaicum

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).


Castle Köpenick

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.

Hotel Tips


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.


Long Night of Museums Webpage

Art’otel Berlin

List of Berlin’s museums

(Links open in new window)

Most of the museums on the list attending the event “Long Night of Museums”.

Abguss-Sammlung antiquities Surgery

Akademie der Künste – Hanseatenweg

Altes Museum

Alte Nationalgalerie

Anne Frank Zentrum



1. Berliner GDR Motorrad Museum

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité

Berliner Rathaus

Berlinische Galerie


Bundesbeauftragten für die Stasi Unter Act

Bode museum


Café Sibylle

Computerspiele museum

Das Verborgene museum

The DDR Museum

Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin

Deutscher Dom

Blind-Deutsches Museum

German Historical Museum

Dokumentationszentrum Topographie des Terrors


Filmakademie Kelle

Friedhof der Märzgefallenen

Galerie Son

Hanf Museum

Haus am Lützowplatz

Historiale Berlin Museum


Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut zu Gast im Music Instruments-Museum

Instituto Cervantes

Judisches Museum Berlin

Klax-Kinder Kunst Galerie


KPM Welt

Kreuzberg Museum

Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz – Gemäldegalerie

Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz




Loxx am Alex – Miniatur Welten Berlin

MACHmit! Museum für Kinder

Märkisches Museum

Mauer Museum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Mendelssohn Remise

Museum Charlottenburg – Wilmersdorf

Museum der Unerhörten dinghy

Museum für Film und Fernsehen – Deutsche Kinemathek

Museum für Fotografie Helmut Newton Stiftung

Museum for Communication Berlin

Museum für Naturkunde

Museum The Kennedys

Museumsverbund Pankow

Music Instruments-Museum


Puppentheater-Museum Berlin

Rixdorfer Schmiedeberg

Schloss Charlottenburg

Schwules museum

Science Center Medizintechnik

St.. Marienkirche

St.. Matthäuskirche


Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge

Wilhelm Foster Stern eV mit Planetarium am Insulaner