MUSEUMS IN BERLIN TO VISIT: MY ADVICE ON WHICH ONES YOU SHOULD VISIT
Which are the museums in Berlin to visit if you visit the city for the first time and which are those you should visit if you come back to the capital of Germany?
In this post you’ll find all useful ideas to plan your trip and a list of the museums in Berlin to visit.
Museums in Berlin to visit
From the bust of Nefertiti to everyday objects from the former East Germany, in Berlin’s museums you can discover many aspects of the city and understand some of the most important historic moments.
Here are Berlin’s museums you should visit.
MUSEUMS IN BERLIN TO VISIT IF YOU VISIT THE CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Berlin’s most important museum is the Pergamon Museum. It displays very ancient art objects and archaeological finds from Greek, Roman and Islamic civilizations.
Founded in 1859, the Neues Museum houses works from ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptian one. It displays the famous bust of Nefertiti, dating back to 1340 B.C., which is one the most precious objects housed in Berlin.
Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
The most important collection of 19th-century painting in Germany is housed at the Alte Nationalgalerie.
In this museum you can admire masterpieces by Caspar David Friedrich, Manet, Monet, Renoir and Rodin.
A real wonderland for painting lovers!
Stasi Museum Berlin
The Stasi Museum is the starting point in Berlin for anyone who wants to know the conflict between the East and the West. It is located in the former site of the headquarters of the Stasi, the Ministry for State Security, and houses documents and istruments from the life at the time of the Berlin Wall.
After the Stasi Museum a must-visit museum is the DDR Museum, small but beautiful, because it displays first-hand objects and rooms furnished with original furniture, such as offices and flats, from the former East Germany.
The feature of this museum is that you can touch everything and interact with objects on display.
East Side Gallery
It’s not a real museum but it is the longest section (1.3 km) of the Berlin Wall preserved and transformed into an open-air art gallery by artists coming from all over the world.
Read also Berlin what to see: travel advice for art and museum lovers for others informations about DDR Museum and the East Side Gallery.
MUSEUMS IN BERLIN TO VISIT IF YOU COME BACK TO VISIT THE CITY AND YOU’RE LOOKING FOR NEW IDEAS
Have you visited Berlin and its main museums, yet?
Here are some ideas to discover the city’s most unusual museums that will surprise you.
Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum Berlin)
The largest Jewish Museum in Europe is located in a building whose shape is inspired by the Star of David.
Museum of Natural History
The largest dinosaur skeleton is on display in Berlin at the Museum of Natural History.
Founded in 1889, it houses archaeological finds of some of the most important discoveries made by German explorers (and not only).
It’s the city’s oldest museum and houses the Collections of Classical Antiquities.
At the beginning it was designed to house the art collection of the Royal Family of Prussia, but it ended up housing ancient finds of various kinds.