Caution: Due to the Corona Pandemic, all museums in Berlin are currently closed.
Discover the latest exhibitions and highlights in Berlin’s museums. The five museums on the famous Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, form the world’s largest museum ensemble. The city has many other top exhibitions to enjoy!
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More about Berlin's museums
Due to the Corona Pandemic, all museums in Berlin are currently closed.
Berlin has around 170 museums – so you’d need to stay quite a while to see them all! We help you narrow down the field and find your favourite museums. Berlin has major exhibitions with art works from across the ages – starting with masterpieces from the classical and modern world on Museum Island, including the legendary bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti in the spectacularly restored Neues Museum(New Museum).
The world-famous Museum Island comprises five museums presenting a panorama of art and history, from ancient cultures to nineteenth-century painting. Across the city, you can look forward to a wealth of stunning museum collections, modern and contemporary art, spoken word and cutting-edge theatre, three opera houses and music from classic to experimental.
In the Gemäldegalerie, you can enjoy one of the world’s leading collections of European paintings from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century. For a collection of cutting edge modern and contemporary art, head for the Hamburger Bahnhof museum.
Since October 2020, a very special museum has also reopened: the Friedrichswerder Church in the new cultural center of Berlin. The single-nave church with its unique incidence of light through high, neo-Gothic windows is the perfect exhibition space for the sculptures of the 19th century.
For a different take on the city’s culture and history, don’t miss theBerlin Dungeon, dedicated to the creepy events of Berlin's history. For the sweeter things in life, check out the Sugar Museum in the German Museum of Technology – just one of the city’s many unusual museums with unusual exhibits!
With the Berlin Welcome Card, you can enjoy great savings on many of the city’s museums – including the world-famous Museum Island!
What are the major exhibitions in Berlin? Which upcoming highlights can you look forward to? We have put together a small selection of special exhibitions for you - from the Harry Potter world to the abstract works of Gerhard Richter.
Which Berlin museums are free? How does the Museum Pass help me save money? Which museums are open on Mondays? Our overviews give you the essentials on Berlin’s museums. Ideal to help plan your visit perfectly in advance! And to help you save money – the Museum Pass Berlin gives you free entry on three consecutive opening days to over 30 of Berlin’s magnificent museums!