Berlin is a City full of History, Art of all kinds and various Museums. This Saturday the 17th of May you will get the chance to see many of these Museums at night. The Musuems open their doors from 6pm to 2am. This is the only night of the year when Museums are open at night. So don’t miss it….
Founded in Berlin ,17 years ago, the Long Night invites visitors this year, for the first time in May, to discover, to stroll, to exchange ideas and to experience. 80 doors stand open , they lead to world-famous collections, Berliner originals, unknown cultures or (once) beloved objects.
If you don’t know which Museum you like to visit, here will be some recommendations from the “EastSeven” Hostel.
1. Altes Museum
Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Altes Museum, completed in 1830, is one of the most important buildings of the Neoclassical era. The Altes Museum was originally constructed to house all of the city’s collections of fine arts. However, since 1904, the museum has housed the Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities). Since 1998 the Collection of Classical Antiquities has displayed its Greek collection, including the treasury, on the ground floor of the Altes Museum.Special exhibitions are displayed on the second floor of the museum.
Website: Altes Museum
Situated on the Museum Island, the Pergamon Museum houses the Antiquities Collection, the Near Eastern Museum, and the Museum of Islamic Art. It is known worldwide through its archeological building ensembles such as the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, and the Ishtar.
3. Deutsches Historisches Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is Germany’s national historical museum. The Permanent Exhibition in the Zeughaus, German History in Images and Artefacts, with more than 7,000 objects, provides a unique overview of German history within its international context. The museum’s temporary Special Exhibitions can be seen in the Exhibition Hall designed by the Chinese American architect I.M. Pei. They are devoted to formative historical events, epochs and social developments.
Website: Deutsches Historisches Museum
4. Museum für Naturkunde
The collection preserves over 30 million objects from fossils, taxidermy, and minerals right to 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites. The highlight of the museum is the largest reconstructed dinosaur standing in any museum worldwide. A portion of the large research collection of wet preserved specimens is accessible to museum visitors in the east wing.
Website: Museum für Naturkunde
5. Jüdisches Museum Berlin
The Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin) is one of the largest Jewish Museums in Europe. In two buildings, one of which is a new addition specifically built for the museum by architectDaniel Libeskind, two millennia of German Jewish history are on display in the permanent exhibition as well as in various changing exhibitions. German-Jewish history is documented in the collections, the library and the archive, in the computer terminals at the museum’s Rafael Roth Learning Center, and is reflected in the museum’s program of events. Also, the “Jüdisches Museum” has a really impressive architecture.
Website: Jüdisches Museum Berlin
6. Bauhaus Archiv Berlin
The museum possesses the largest collection on the history of Bauhaus worldwide. It exhibits works from across the spectrum of the school: architecture, furniture, ceramic, metal, photography, stage and works from the “Vorkurs” preparatory course.
Website: Bauhaus Archiv Berlin
7. Neue Nationalgalerie
The Neue Nationalgalerie was built by Mies van der Rohe and is dedicated to the art of the 20th century.
Website: Neue Nationalgalerie
So these are just 7 out of 80 Museums that will open doors for you at night. If you like to know which other Museums will be part of the “Lange Nacht der Museen” just follow this link.
Also: Guests, who at 2 a.m. have not yet had enough, can continue the expedition on Sunday during International Museum Day in almost all of the participating museums. The Long-Night-Ticket from Saturday applies to all museums open on Sunday, May 18th, that participated in the Long Night.
If you need to know how to get to these places, just ask us at the reception.
Have a nice week!!