Berlin is known for its art, but which are the best museums in Berlin? In this article, I'll show you the most amazing museums in Berlin!
Whether you want to learn more about history or want to see more modern art, you can find it in the capital of Germany.
Even if you are just one day in Berlin, going to a museum is a great activity!
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1. Neues Museum
In the Neues Museum you can find a diverse range of artworks, including ancient Egyptian objects, prehistoric objects, and drawings. You can visit over 6000 objects displayed here. As many other museums in Berlin, the Neues Museum is located on Museum Island. Besides the museums, Museum Island looks beautiful! Therefore, it is also one of the best places for photography in Berlin!
2. The Berlin Wall Memorial
The Berlin Wall Memorial is dedicated to the Berlin Wall that split Berlin into two from 1961 to 1989. It is located on the site of the former wall and stretches a distance of 1.4 kilometers of the former wall. You can go here to learn more about and get an impression of how it was like to live in a divided Berlin, and what impact the Berlin Wall has had. If you're interested in the Berlin Wall, then this is really one of the best museums in Berlin!
3. Natural History Museum
At the Natural History Museum of Berlin you can see a large and diverse amount of different specimens. Here you can find more than 30 million specimens. Most notable objects in the museum are the Giraffatitan skeleton and a fossil of the earliest bird known to mankind. Other exhibitions include a large collection of minerals and an exhibit dedicated to human evolution.
4. Jewish Museum
Here you can learn more about Jewish history and culture, and about the historical relationship between non-Jewish and Jewish people. It is the largest Jewish museum in Europe and one of the most visited in Germany. The permanent exhibition focuses on 2000 years of German Jewish History, and there are many temporary exhibitions that offer a more focused view on certain aspects of Jewish history and/or culture.
5. Berlinische Galerie
If you like modern art, photography, sculpture, and architecture, you should head to the Berlinische Galerie. Here you can find all kinds of art that originated in Berlin, and it is really a great way to get an overview of all different types of art that were produced in the city over the years. The museum is located closely to the Jewish Museum, making it easy to combine the two.
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