Museums in Mitte
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.
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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.
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.
The Bode Museum, impeccably restored in 2006, houses one of the most comprehensive collections of European sculpture in the world in addition to one of the worlds largest numanistic collections.
Located in the Charité hospital, the Berlin Museum of Medical History offers a fascinating insight into around 300 years of Medical history.
The DDR is a highly interactive museum in the heart of Berlin. This is a great place to learn about every day life in East Germany in a very hands on way.
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.
The Wall - Asisi Panorama of a Divided City is a fascinating artistic representation of life set against the backdrop of the Berlin Wall.
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.
The Altes Museum was the first of the museums to be built on Museum Island and currently houses the Collection of Classical Antiquities.
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.