The EastSeven Berlin Hostel made a TOP 10 of some of the most interesting museums in Berlin….
With over 170 museums and galleries Berlin welcomes millions of visitors each year to its vast collections. On offer are unmissable artefacts such as the Pergamon’s treasures of antiquity at the Museum Island, contemporary art and modernist classics such as the Bauhaus building. Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum, built after reunification, is one of the memorable highlights of the New Berlin. From Nefertiti’s bust to a speck of the Wall at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin’s museums bring its unique character and history to life.
Check out our TOP 10:
Berlin’s Geman Historical Museum newly inaugurated in 2006 is a stunning chronicle of 2,000 years of German history. The permanent exhibition’s presentation of the past is arranged by epoch and contains over 8,000 exhibits. Temporary exhibitions are housed in the new extension by I.M.Pei.
Berlin’s oldest museum built in 1830 by Prussia’s greatest architect, Friedrich Schinkel, the Altes Museum, is one of the most important examples of neoclassicism in architecture in Europe. As part of the UNESCO-listed Museum Island it is best known for its Greek and Roman Antiquities collection.
The Alte Nationalgalerie reopening on the Musem Island in 2001 was a much celebrated event. First completed in 1876, the museum houses one of the most impressive collections of 19th century European art in Europe including masterpieces from Caspar David Friedrich and the French impressionists.
The New National Gallery next to the Kulturforum complex was the stunning 1968 glass building by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed to house Berlin’s permanent exhibition of 20th century European visual art. A must for fans of German Expressionism.
With 850,000 visitors a year, the Pergamon is one of the most popular attractions in Berlin. Three museums in one, or three collections under one roof, its awe-inspiring monuments include the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate.
Between 1933 and 1945, the central institutions responsible for the repressive and criminal policies of National Socialism – the Gestapo and SS – were located on the terrain of the Topography of Terror exhibition.
A preserved 200 meter section of the Berlin Wall can be viewed along one side of the site at Niederkirchnerstrasse. Texts are in German and English; access to the exhibition is available daily until dark. Entry is free, and guided tours and informational talks are provided upon request. A new multi-million euro documentation center is scheduled to open in Spring 2010.
Berlin’s Technikmuseum – German Museum of Technology – is a popular, entertaining experience for all the family. A hands-on, activity-oriented tour of the cultural history of technology with over 250 experiments covering the fundamentals of scientific phenomena from acoustics to radioactivity
This evocative stretch of the Berlin Wall on Bernauerstrasse is one of the few remnants of the concrete wall left untouched since 1989. The Gedenkstätte – monument – includes a Documentation Centre which chronicles the history and experience of the Berlin Wall.
This interactive history exhibition is no ordinary museum, but rather an interactive journey through Berlin’s 800-plus years, complete with light and sound shows.
Find out how punk rock legends – The Ramones – from New York ended up with a museum in Berlin. On display are childhood photos from Johnny Ramone and other band members, gig set lists, fliers from the early days and a vast collection of concert t-shirts.
See you soon in Berlin!!!