Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art

With about 6,000 resident visual artists and more than 450 art galleries, Berlin is one of the world's largest producers of contemporary art. Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman and Gerhard Richter are just some of the big names whose works hang in museums such as the Neue Nationalgalerie or the Hamburger Bahnhof. New exhibition spaces in unusual locations keep on popping up across the city, such as the former Kindl brewery in Neukölln, a former crematorium in Wedding or Agneskirche in Kreuzberg.

Art collection

More and more private collectors open their living rooms temporarily for visitors or build their own museums in the capital.

Project Spaces

The excellent reputation of the Berlin art scene is particularly also thanks to the experimentation and creative open mind of the Berlin Project Spaces. Mostly organized...
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KW Institute for Contemporary Art

The hens cluck merrily at the visitors. They have got lost in the courtyard with the concrete room of the "Kunst-Werke". This is part of Berlin...

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My favourite exhibit

The Neues Museum attracts many visitors - with its fascinating architecture and the bust of Nefertiti, it is one of the most visited and admired...

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Bröhan Museum

I am reminded of the words of John Keats when I visit the Brohän Museum near Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace). Filigree vases, delicate...

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Galleries

Berlin is famous for its vivid art scene. More than 400 galleries and 5,000 artists enrich the city's cultural life.
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  • No waiting hours
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Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.