Exhibitions & highlights of Berlin's museums
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, top exhibitions and contemporary art galleries throughout Berlin await your visit. Find even more thingst to do in our event calendar.
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
In the last 12 months, new first-class museums have opened their doors in Berlin, among them the Stabi Kulturwerk, first library museum of the Staatsbibliothek Unter den Linden.
More new info:
- The renowned Käthe Kollwitz Museum Berlin is now showing its collections in the theatre building at Charlottenburg Palace.
- The latest from the Museum für Naturkunde: Next to superstar T-Rex Tristan, the huge dinosaur skull of a Triceratops is on display until the end of the year.
Here is an overview of the new openings:
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.
Here you will find Berlin's top museums, such as the DDR Museum and the Jewish Museum, Museum Island with its fascinating collections of archaeology and art, as well as museums for children, art museums and unusual museums with all the key info and tickets.
Which special exhibitions are currently on in Berlin? And what upcoming highlights can you look forward to? Let us inspire you with our recommendations.
Pergamon MuseumThe 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.
Neue NationalgalerieThe freshly renovated Neue Nationalgalerie is one of Berlin's most renowned cultural venues. Immerse yourself in the fascinating worlds of first-class painting and sculpture of the 20th century.
Neues Museum (New Museum)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.
Altes Museum (Old Museum)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.
Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)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.
Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum Berlin)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.
Gropius BauContemporary 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.
Museum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History)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.
Deutsches TechnikmuseumThe 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.
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum of Contemporary ArtThe 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.
Berlinische GalerieThe 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.
Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings)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.
Our guests’ most popular tickets
Go on a journey through time at the DDR Museum or in the German Spy Museum and see exciting exhibitions on politics and society at the German Historical Museum. Visit the German Cinematheque and dive deep into the film city of Berlin.
Would you like to take a look at the world of virtual reality? Then the Museum of Computer Games with more than 300 exhibits from around 60 years of gaming culture awaits you.
Here you can conveniently book tickets for your visit to the museum. Your benefits: get the right ticket in just three minutes and skip the queue to enter the exhibition!
Would you like to visit the newly opened Neue Nationalgalerie or Hamburger Bahnhof? On the same page you will also find all tickets for the Berlin State Museums.
Tickets for art museums
Free museums & museum pass
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!
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