MU­SE­UMS

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Altes Mu­seum

Berlin’s col­lec­tion of clas­si­cal an­tiq­ui­ties, housed inside a breathtaking neo-Clas­si­cal build­ing. Take in the mo­saic floor of Hadrian’s villa, a wealth of Greek sculp­tures and vases, and a num­ber of Etr­uscan and Ro­man arche­o­log­i­cal finds. Open Tue–Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Am Lust­garten. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Bauhaus Archiv

The avant-garde build­ing de­signed by Wal­ter Gropius is home to doc­u­ments, photographs, mod­els, ob­jects, and projects il­lus­trat­ing the Bauhaus phi­los­o­phy, which com­bines artis­tic beauty with ar­chi­tec­tural func­tion­al­ity. From 8

Oct to 12 Jan: Sens­ing the Fu­ture, Lásló Mo­holy-Naly re­counts the years spent by the artist teach­ing at the Bauhaus. From 23 Oct to 24 Nov:

Euro­pean Month of Pho­tog­ra­phy, a pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion by Etel Mit­tag-Fodor. Open Wed– Mon 10am–5pm. €7/4, Wed–Fri €6/3. www.bauhaus.de. Klin­gel­höfer­str. 14. T: 030.25400278. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

DDR Mu­seum

Learn about daily life in the for­mer East Ger­many at this hands-on mu­seum. Every­day ob­jects, clos­ets filled with GDR fash­ion, and a Tra­bant (the GDR car) are just some of the items on dis­play, while photographs il­lus­trate and ex­plain Com­mu­nist habits, such as col­lec­tively pot­ty­train­ing ba­bies or go­ing on nud­ist hol­i­days. Open Mon–Sun 10am– 8pm, un­til 10pm on Sat. €6/4. www.ddr-mu­seum.de. Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1 (in front of the Ber­liner Dom). T: 030.847123731. S Hack­escher Markt, U Alexan­der­platz. E3

Deutsches His­torisches Mu­seum

MUST SEE Learn about the mile­stones in Ger­man his­tory. Me­dieval body ar­mor, paint­ings, books, dishes, ma­chines, and more, il­lus­trate a time­line that ex­tends from the Ro­man oc­cu­pa­tion of the Ger­manic ar­eas un­til the present day.

To 5 Oct: Tar­gets: The Pho­tog­ra­phy Of

Her­linde Koelbi. 100 years after the be­gin­ning of WWI, one of Ger­many’s most widely dis­cussed mod­ern pho­tog­ra­phers presents a se­lec­tion of her army-themed works. To 30 Nov: 1914–1918, The First

World War. A large ex­hi­bi­tion that ex­plores the Great War in de­tail. Open daily 10am– 6pm. €8/4 (un­der-18s free). www.dhm.de. Un­ter den Linden 2. T: 030.203040. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Ephraim Palais

Tem­po­rary exhibitions on lo­cal cul­tural his­tory fill this great Baroque build­ing. De­mol­ished in 1935, the Palais was re­built in 1983 us­ing its orig­i­nal façade, which had been stored in a ware­house for almost 50 years. €7/5 (un­der 18s free, first Wed of month free en­try). www.stadt­mu­seum.de. Post­str. 16. T: 030.24002162. U Alexan­der­platz. F3

Eth­nol­ogy Mu­seum

500,000 ob­jects from pre-in­dus­trial so­ci­eties and a fab­u­lous col­lec­tion of Inca jew­elry. Cos­tumes, toys, tools, and huts are among the items shown. Open Tue–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun 11am– 6pm. €8/4. www.smb.mu­seum. Arn­i­mallee 25. T: 030.266424242. U Dahlem Dorf. Off Map

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Mu­seum

Kreuzberg en­thu­si­asts can learn more about the his­tory and rad­i­cal legacy of this leg­endary neigh­bor­hood at this small mu­seum housed in a typ­i­cal red-brick build­ing. Open Wed–Sun noon– 6pm. www.kreuzbergmu­seum.de. Adal­bert­str. 95a. T: 030.50585233. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

The Gay Mu­seum

One of the world’s largest and most sig­nif­i­cant in­sti­tu­tions for ar­chiv­ing, re­search­ing, and com­mu­ni­cat­ing the his­tory and cul­ture of LGBTQ com­mu­ni­ties. Chang­ing exhibitions take di­verse ap­proaches to les­bian, gay, trans­sex­ual, bi­sex­ual, and queer bi­ogra­phies and con­cepts in his­tory, art, and cul­ture. Open Mon, Wed– Fri, Sun 2– 6pm, Sat 2–7pm. €6/4 www.schwulesmu­seum.de. Lüt­zow­str. 73. T: 030.69599050. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

Jewish Mu­seum

Daniel Libe­skind’s ar­chi­tec­tural jewel is shaped as a de­con­structed Star of David. Walk through mil­len­nia of Ger­man Jewish his­tory and dis­cover the al­ter­nat­ing glo­ries and per­se­cu­tions of this com­mu­nity. To 16 Nov: The First World War in Jewish

Mem­ory. A rep­re­sen­ta­tive sec­tion of the the Jewish Mu­seum’s rich hold­ings on the sub­ject. Open daily 10am– 8pm, un­til 10pm on Mon­day. €8/3. www.jm­ber­lin.de. Lin­den­str. 9-14. T: 030.25993300.

U Hallesches Tor, Kochstraße. E4

Käthe Koll­witz Mu­seum

In­tro­duces the pow­er­ful and tor­tured art of one of the most rel­e­vant Ger­man women artists of the last cen­tury. Her pri­mary fo­cus was the daily strug­gles of the poor and the tragedy of war, which she ex­pe­ri­enced di­rectly after los­ing both her son and her grand­son in bat­tle. To 9 Nov: Warn­ing and Temp­ta­tion - The pic­to­rial worlds of war of Käthe Koll­witz and Kata Le­grady is a fas­ci­nat­ing di­a­logue be­tween Käthe Koll­witz’s works and the pro­vok­ing, alien­ated arms of the con­tem­po­rary Hun­gar­ian artist Kata Le­grady. Open 11am– 6pm. €6/3. www.kaethe-koll­witz.de. Fasa­nen­str. 24. T: 030.8825210. U Uh­land­straße. C4

Kupfer­stichk­abi­nett (Mu­seum of Prints and Draw­ings)

This print and draw­ing col­lec­tion was started by the Great Elec­tor in 1652, and its old­est works date back to me­dieval times. The 150,000+ pieces (inc. mas­ter­pieces by Bot­ti­celli, Dürer, and Goya) are very sen­si­tive to light ex­po­sure; for this rea­son, there is no per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion but works are only shown tem­po­rar­ily. To 26 Oct: We Are Go­ing

Swimming. A Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion il­lus­trates the many sen­su­ous and cul­tural di­men­sions of bathing as a mo­tiv, with works by Dürer, De­gas, Rem­brandt, and many con­tem­po­rary artists. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat & Sun 11am– 6pm. €6/3. www.smb.mu­seum.Matthäikirch­platz. T: 030.266424242. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

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