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Exhibitions & highlights of Berlin's museums

All of Berlin's museums and cultural institutions are open again. More specific information can be found on our website as well as at the individual 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 and top exhibitions throughout Berlin await your visit.

Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month!

New museums and spectacular reopenings in Berlin

Despite pandemic-related challenges, 2021 is all about new museums and world-class exhibition openings in Berlin's historic centre.

In early summer, the large interactive children's museum ANOHA opened, followed by no less than five exhibition openings in the new Humboldt Forum. Since August, the Neue Nationalgalerie, a museum icon of classical modernism, will once again be welcoming visitors after five years of renovation. In September, two museums on the upper floors of the Humboldt Forum opened their doors: the Museum of Asian Art and the Ethnological Collections. In January 2022, we can expect to see the opening of the first library museum, the Staatsbibliothek Schatzkammer.
For fans of the legendary Italian star of the screen Carlo Pedersoli, a Bud Spencer Museum opened in Berlin this July.

An overview of all the news and the major cultural projects of the next few years can be found in our new infographic.


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.

Jewish Museum in Berlin

Museum Pass Berlin

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  • Top museums incl. Jewish Museum Berlin
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Top Exhibitions

Which special exhibitions are currently on in Berlin? And what upcoming highlights can you look forward to? Let us inspire you with our recommendations.

11 top museums in Berlin

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Exterior view of the German Historical Museum in Berlin
Exterior view of the Pergamonmuseum Berlin
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Pergamon Museum

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.

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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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