Museums in Berlin
Berlin is home to some of the most renowned museums and art galleries in the world. The following are the most-visited of the nearly 200 museums in Berlin.
Two must-see museums
Pergamon Museum in Berlin
The Pergamon Museum is an archaeological museum. It is the most-visited and considered the most imposing foundation on Museum Island.
Neues Museum Berlin
Considered the gem of the 5 museums on Museum Island, the Neues Museum has received several architecture prizes and its collection is astonishing.
Other museums in Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin
Hamburger Bahnhof is an important contemporary art museum in Berlin with paintings by renowned artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein
Berggruen Museum in Berlin
Berggruen Museum is one of the most-visited museums in Berlin. It features over 100 works of art by renowned artists like Picasso Matisse, and Giacometti.
DDR Museum in Berlin
The DDR Museum displays a curious collection of items and recreations from East Germany that reflects life in the GDR between 1949 and 1990.
German Museum of Technology
Planes, boats, trains and various experiments make the German Museum of Technology in Berlin an ideal place to discover the history of science.
Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin
The Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin was opened to document the Berlin Wall and the most famous checkpoint between East and West Berlin.
Jewish Museum Berlin
Opened to the public in 2001, the Jewish Museum Berlin was created to spread the history and culture of the Judeo-German population.
Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin
The Alte Nationalgalerie, meaning Old National Gallery in English, is a nineteenth century art museum housed in a striking neoclassical building.
Bode Museum in Berlin
Reopened in 2006, the Bode Museum on the Museum Island in Berlin, houses an interesting and unusual collection of statues, coins and Byzantine art.
Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) recalls the history of Germany from 100 B.C.E. until the present day.
Altes Museum in Berlin
The Altes Museum, meaning old museum in English, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses a beautiful collection of classic antiques.
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