It would be impossible to see all the great art there is to see in Berlin. If you feel you’ve exhausted the National Galleries, the Stasi and DDR Museums, and everything in between, the city also has many smaller collections you won’t find anywhere else. Font obsessives will love Mitte’s Buchstaben Museum (Holzmarktstr. 66, www.buchstabenmuseum.de), dedicated to typography.
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Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum (Fasanenstr. 24, www.kaethe-kollwitz.de) offers in-depth insight into one of the most significant female artists of the 20th century. You might recognize the name from the leafy square in Prenzlauer Berg dedicated to her. Housed in a former upper-class home in Charlottenburg, the museum features the largest collection of Kollwitz’s expressive, tragic work. After exploring this dynamic figure’s life, leave enough time to take the special passageway that connects the museum to the famous Wintergarten café in the Literaturhaus just next door. For those more interested in the present and future than in the past, the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle (Unter den Linden 13-15, www.deutsche-bank-kunsthalle.de) offers free tarot card readings alongside their contemporary art exhibitions. Just show up to the Art and Religion Room any Thursday or Sunday from 3–7pm.