Berlin Museums

Five of Berlin’s most important museums are located on the UNESCO heritage listed Museumsinsel (Museum Island) in the heart of Berlin Mitte on the river Spree but there many other modern art houses and travelling exhibitions throughout the city.  

Berlin has over 170 museums and galleries, so you are bound to find a museum or exhibition housing something to your tastes. Whether it’s scientific, artistic, cultural or historical, Berlin holds permanent and temporary exhibitions in archaeology, art, history, maritime, natural history, science and specialised themes.

Alltag in der DDR - Everyday Life in the GDR

Alltag in der DDR - Everyday Life in the GDR Prenzlauer-Berg, Berlin

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The Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauerberg is the perfect location for this new Museum portraying what life was like in the German Democratic Republic.

Magicum - Berlin Magic Museum

Magicum - Berlin Magic Museum Mitte, Berlin

One of Berlin's newest museums, the Berlin Magic Museum presents an overview of the world of magic from pagan and traditional religions to witch trials and conjurors.

Tränenpalast - The Palace of Tears

Tränenpalast - The Palace of Tears Mitte, Berlin

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The Tränenpalast, or Palace of Tears, was one of the border crossings from East to West Berlin and now houses a fantastic exhibition entitled Border Experiences: Everyday life in Divided Germany.

Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum Mitte, Berlin

One of Berlin's most popular museums, the Pergamon houses the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Museum of Islamic Art.

Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie Kreuzberg, Berlin

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At Checkpoint Charlie, one of the best known locations in the world sits the Berlin Wall Museum where you can learn all about the division of Berlin

The Story of Berlin

The Story of Berlin Charlottenburg, Berlin

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Get to know Berlin a little better at the Story of Berlin museum. Make your way through over 800 years of Berlin history with 23 interactive exhibitions including an original cold war bunker.

The Wall - Asisi Panorama Berlin

The Wall - Asisi Panorama Berlin Mitte, Berlin

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The Wall - Asisi Panorama of a Divided City is a fascinating artistic representation of life set against the backdrop of the Berlin Wall.

Museum Island

Museum Island Mitte, Berlin

The UNESCO heritage listed Museumsinsel is home to five museums housing an amazing array of art and artifacts as well as the Lustgarten and the Berliner Dom and is a must see for visitors to Berlin.

Berlin Natural History Museum

Berlin Natural History Museum Mitte, Berlin

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Founded in 1810 the Natural History Museum Berlin has a fascinating collection of more than 30 million objects and is one of the top five museums of its kind in the world.

Neues Museum

Neues Museum Mitte, Berlin

The Neues Museum houses the Egyptian, well as the Pre and Early History Collections and is also worth a visit to see the magnificent restoration of the building completed in 2009.


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