Amid all the talk about Berlin’s nightlife, it is not mentioned nearly often enough how much Germany’s capital has to offer during the day. Here is a list of just a few of the many great museums in Berlin.
Pergamon Museumwww.smb.museum/smb/standorte/index.php?p=2&objID=27&n=15 Bodestr., 10178 Berlin S & U Friedrichstr.
World-renowned for its reconstructed monumental buildings from Greek and Roman antiquity. Just one of five excellent museums that make up Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritag site.
Jewish Museumwww.jmberlin.de Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin U Hallesches Tor
Two millennia of Jewish German history in an architecturally spectacular building. It’ll take you at least one whole day to see everything.
Topography of Terrorwww.topographie.de Niederkirchnerstr. 8, 10963 Berlin S Anhalter Bahnhof
An outdoor museum on the former site of the Gestapo and SS headquarters. Features a “documentation center” of Nazi crimes.
Berlin Wall Memorialwww.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de Bernauer Str. 111, 13355 Berlin U Bernauer Str. / S Nordbahnhof
A fully preserved piece of the wall, including the “death strip,” as well as another documentation center.
Neue Nationalgaleriewww.smb.museum/smb/standorte/index.php?p=2&objID=31&n=16 Potsdamer Str. 50, 10785 Berlin S & U Potsdamer Platz
A museum for 20th-century European art, with works by the likes of Picasso, Miró, Kandinsky…
Museum für Naturkundewww.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin U Naturkundemuseum
The natural history museum with the world’s biggest dinosaur skeleton is in … New York, right? Nope, right here.
Ramones Museumwww.ramonesmuseum.com Krausnickstr. 23, 10115 Berlin S Oranienburger Str.
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