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 the city.

Two must-see museums

Pergamon Museum

The Pergamon Museum is an archaeological museum. It is the most-visited and considered the most imposing foundation on Museum Island.

Neues Museum

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

Hamburger Bahnhof is a very important contemporary art museum in Berlin with paintings by internationally-renowned artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein or Joseph Beuys.

Berggruen Museum

Berggruen Museum is one of the most-visited museums in Berlin. It features over 100 classic works of art by renowned artists like Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Alberto Giacometti.

DDR Museum

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

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

The Alte Nationalgalerie, meaning Old National Gallery in English, is a nineteenth century art museum housed in a striking neoclassical building founded in 1876.

Bode Museum

Reopened in 2006, the Bode Museum on the Museum Island in Berlin, houses an interesting and unusual collection of statues, coins, medallions and Byzantine art.

Deutsches Historisches Museum

The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) recalls the history of Germany from 100 B.C.E. until the present day.

Altes Museum

The Altes Museum, meaning old museum in English, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses a beautiful collection of classic antiques.

Now that you know which museums to visit in Berlin, check out the city's main arteries and streets, followed by its most iconic landmarks