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Weekend tips 4- 6/1/19

Exhibitions with art, photos, dinosaurs and Harry Potter™ - that's where you have to go!

Reichstag Berlin im Winter mit Blick auf den Fluss
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

2019 is here! And after a short working week, the first weekend of the year is just around the corner. Let's be honest - we all still have some hangovers from the holidays and the turn of the year. So the weekend will probably not be too wild, so let's use the bleak days to check off some of the exhibitions that will take place in the coming days and that we never managed to get on the bucket list in 2018. We'll tell you in the weekend tips where you have to go now.

Tip 1: Visit soon I: Europa und das Meer (Europe and the sea)

Deutsches-Historisches-Museum-Zeughaus
Deutsches Historisches Museum - Zeughaus © visitberlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
Deutsches Historisches Museum (German History Mueum)

Until Sunday you can visit the exhibition "Europe and the Sea" in the German Historical Museum. Even if it doesn't seem like it to us here in Germany and Central Europe, Europe has quite a few points of contact with the sea - more than all other continents. In this exhibition you will learn what influence the sea had and has on Europe's development beyond the coastal cities and holiday resorts.

When: until Sunday

Where: Deutsches Historisches Museum (German History Mueum)

More information about the exhibition

Tip 2: Visit soon II: Tristan – Berlin shows teeth 

Dinosaur skeleton in Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin
Tristan in the Museum für Naturkunde © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien
T-Rex iin the Museum of Natural history

His stay has been extended several times, but on Sunday it really is over. The T-Rex Tristan leaves the Museum of Natural History and thus Berlin. Therefore our tip: Take a look at one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world. With a length of 12 meters, Tristan is really impressive - and the only original T-Rex in Europe.

When: until Sunday   

Where: Museum for Natural history

More information about the exhibition

Tickets

Tip 3: Visit soon III: George Grosz in Berlin  

Outside view of Bröhan-Museum
Outside view of Bröhan-Museum © Bröhan-Museum, Berlin, Foto: Martin Adam
The Bröhan Museum

The Bröhan Museum shows an exhibition about George Grosz until Sunday. He was one of the most important political satirists of the Weimar Republic. In the exhibition you can see the works that have caused Grosz to be accused several times, but also his less known photographs.

When: until Sunday

Where: Bröhan Museum

More information about the exhibition

 Tickets

Tip 4: Visit soon IV: Bewegte Zeiten – Archäologie in Deutschland (Restless Times - Archaeology in Germany) 

Martin-Gropius-Bau with Berlin Wall
Martin-Gropius-Bau with Berlin Wall © visitBerlin, Foto: Martin Gentischer
Martin-Gropius-Bau

The Martin-Gropius-Bau is also only showing its exhibition "Restless times - Archaeology in Germany" until Sunday, in which spectacular new archaeological finds are shown and new perspectives on old finds are offered. The exhibits from all German federal states tell a lot about mobility, conflict, exchange and innovation - because these have always shaped our coexistence in Europe. 

When: until Sunday

Where:  Martin-Gropius-Bau

More information about the exhibition 

Tickets

Tip 5: Visit soon V: Bestandsaufnahme Gurlitt (Gurlitt: Status Report)   

Martin-Gropius-Bau
Martin-Gropius-Bau © © Jirka Jansch
Martin-Gropius-Bau

In November 2013, Hildebrand Gurlitt's art collection was confiscated by the Bavarian public prosecutor's office. Is it looted art from the Nazi era? In the large exhibition of the Martin-Gropius-Bau you can find out everything about the current state of research on the "Kunstfund Gurlitt" until Monday - with 450 works of art that have not been on view for a long time and their history. 

When: until Monday

Where:  Martin-Gropius-Bau

More information about the exhibition

Tickets

Tip 6: Visit soon VI: Lee Bul – Crash 

Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin
Martin-Gropius-Bau © iStock.com, Foto: anibaltrejo
Martin-Gropius-Bau

Lee Bul is one of the most important artists in Korea. In her diverse oeuvre between performance and installation art, she explores dreams, ideals, and utopias. She is influenced by Sciene Fiction and Japanese anime. Until January 13, you can visit Lee Bul's first solo exhibition in Germany at the Martin-Gropius-Bau.

When: until January 13th

Where: Martin-Gropius-Bau

More information about the exhibition

Tickets

Tip 7: Visit soon VII: taut scharoun – Arbeiten von Albert Weis (Work from Albert Weis)  

Facade of the Kunsthaus Dahlem from the side
Facade of the Kunsthaus Dahlem from the side © Jürgen Pleuser
Kunsthaus Dahlem

Albert Weis photographs well-known architecture such as the Berlin Philharmonic, but shows it from unusual angles. His photographs do not simply depict the buildings, but want to explore the architectural language of the buildings with the sculptor's gaze. Until 14 January, you can admire the exciting photographs in the Kunsthaus Dahlem. 

When: until January 14th 

Where: Kunsthaus Dahlem

More information about the exhibition

Tip 8: Visit soon VIII: Max Beckmann 

Kulturforum in Berlin
Kulturforum in Berlin © FLOTTWELL BERLIN Hotel
Kulturforum Berlin

For a profound insight into the artistic work of Max Beckmann, it is worth visiting the exhibition at the Kulturforum - only possible until 13 January. The legacy of Barbara Göpel is shown here. In addition, there are explanations of the origin of the works, which cover all of the artist's creative periods.  

When: until January 13th

Where:  Kulturforum

More information about the exhibition

 Tickets

Tip 9: Visit soon IX: Christmas Garden Berlin 

© visitBerlin, Foto: Sarah Lindemann
Christmas Garden Berlin

Well, who hasn't had enough of Christmas? Then you have until Sunday the last chance to visit the Christmas Garden Berlin in the Botanical Garden. When it gets dark, the lights go on in the Christmas Garden and you can experience magical moments on a contemplative tour.

When: until Sunday, daily 4.30 – 10pm 

Where: Botanical Garden Berlin

More information about the Christmas Garden

Tickets

Tip 10: Harry Potter™: The Exhibition  

Babelsberg Film Studio in Potsdam
Film Studio Babelsberg © Foto: Unify by wikimedia commons
Film park Babelsberg

Fortunately, the Harry Potter™ exhibition will stay at Filmpark Babelsberg even longer. Until March you can experience the world of the sorcerer's apprentice for yourself: Hogwarts™, real costumes, pieces of equipment and the one or other creature from the films are part of it. A real must for fans.

When: until March 10th

Where: Film park Babelsberg

More information about the exhibition

Tickets

Tip 11: Photo exhibition Leading Ladies

picture of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie in Museum The Kennedys in Berlin
picture of the Kennedys in Museum The Kennedys Berlin © (c) visumate
Museum The Kennedys

Now we have already arrived in 2019, when the concept of the First Lady seems almost a bit outdated. But exactly this contradiction is taken up by the museum The Kennedys in its museum about the First Ladies Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. There are over 70 photographs by various photographers to be seen here, some of them are rare original photos. With the help of historical documents and rare film footage, the exhibition also aims to approach the self-image and tasks of a First Lady. 

When: until February 24th 

Where: Museum The Kennedys

More information about the exhibition 

For even more event tips, you can always check out our daily tips.

Verena: visitBerlin Blogger for visitBerlin.de/blog

Verena

lived already in Kiel, Düsseldorf, San Francisco and Gothenburg, but she was always sure she would return to her hometown Berlin. And she is going to stay a while. For the blog she is exploring the food scene of Berlin and looking for the best hummus in town (besides her own homemade hummus).

Kommentare

Hallo,

etwas einseitig, meinen Sie nicht auch? Wenn man nun keinen Bock auf Museum hat, hat Berlin dann ichts zu bieten? Oder haben nur Sie nichts in petto?

Grüße Madlen

Liebe Madlen,

wir bedanken uns für Ihren Hinweis. Natürlich hat Berlin noch viel mehr anzubieten. Wir haben uns jedoch entschieden an diesem Wochenende auf die vielen, tollen, auslaufenden Ausstellungen hinzuweisen. Bei der Menge an Veranstaltungen, die jeden Tag in Berlin stattfinden, ist es schwer bei einer Auswahl von 11 alles abzudecken. Wenn Sie Lust auf etwas ganz anderes haben, schauen Sie doch einmal in unseren Veranstaltungskalender: https://www.visitberlin.de/de/veranstaltungskalender-berlin

Viele Grüße,

Verena

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