Discover current exhibitions and the highlights of the collections! Berlin's Museum Island with its five museums is the largest museum ensemble in the world and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other museums and top exhibitions throughout Berlin await your visit.
The first Sunday of the month is free of charge at around 60 Berlin museums! These include all the buildings on Berlin's Museum Island, the Humboldt Forum, Museum für Naturkunde, Jewish Museum, Gemäldegalerie and many more.
New museums in Berlin
Last year, new first-class museums in Berlin opened their doors:
Since 2022, the new Samurai Museum in Auguststraße has been welcoming Japan fans, andthe first library museum of the Staatsbibliothek Unter den Linden, the Stabi Kulturwerk, opened.
The Humboldt Forum has been fully open since September 2022 with large new exhibition areas. And another important piece of information from the Museum für Naturkunde: T-Rex Tristan has been back in full beauty!
All other planned news and openings can be found on our page Berlin 2023. Our infographic gives you an overview of the major cultural projects of the next few years.
From Museum Island to the DDR Museum: All Berlin museums at a glance
Around 170 museums in Berlin invite you to visit them. To make it easier for you to choose, we have compiled them clearly for you.
The Pergamon Museum is considered to be the visitor magnet par excellence among Berlin’s museums. With the shimmering turquoise Ishtar Gate and the monumental Market Gate of Miletus from antiquity, the majestic building on Museum Island is sure to impress.
Berlin's Neues Museum showcases the cultural history of our ancestors across the globe. The Neues Museum, housed in a beautiful neoclassical building, pulls together 9,000 interesting and unusual objects spread across three major historical collections.
One of the most striking buildings in Berlin, the Altes Museum houses a vast range of ancient artefacts from the Greek, Roman and Etruscan eras. The building houses the largest collection of Etruscan art outside Italy.
Marvel at famous works of art and architecture from 19th century Europe with a visit to the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Cézanne and Pierre-Auguste Renoir — these are the famous names you will meet in the Alte Nationalgalerie.
Berlin's Jewish Museum brings you closer to German-Jewish history. Its extraordinary architecture reflects this compelling subject matter. Visitors can follow the history of the Jews in Germany from the Middle Ages to the present day in a multimedia and interactive way and gain insights into the diversity of Jewish culture.
Contemporary art behind a Renaissance facade: experience temporary exhibitions of international significance at the Gropius Bau. Check out the elaborate mosaics on the floor; they reflect several epochs and branches of the arts and crafts movement.
In the Museum of Natural History you can dive into the world of dinosaurs with your children. Here you will find the world's largest assembled skeleton, more than 13 metres high. Thousands of zoological specimens and exciting facts about evolution, the cosmos and the solar system await you.
The Deutsches Technikmuseum takes you on a journey through time: visitors will be amazed by historic aircrafts, ships and steam locomotives. With an area of 26,500 square metres, it is one of the biggest technological museums in Europe.
The Hamburger Bahnhof museum is the centre of Berlin's contemporary art scene. In a building of the former train station, you'll find one of the world's best collections of contemporary art. See iconic works by artists such as Andy Warhol or Joseph Beuys.
The Berlinische Galerie houses one of Berlin's most important modern art collections, sitting by the former Berlin Wall between chic Mitte and cool Kreuzberg. Works encompass all media from photography to painting, installation to architecture, and digital artworks.
Visit the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin to see masterpieces of European painting: This gallery within the Kulturforum (Culture Forum) displays priceless paintings from the Middle Ages and the early modernist period: works by Rubens, Biblical motifs by Botticelli or astonishingly vibrant portraits by Albrecht Dürer.
Where is admission free? And what discounts does the Museum Pass offer? We have compiled an overview of all the practical information for you.
With the Berlin Museum Pass you get free admission to more than 30 museums in Berlin on three consecutive days!