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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.­seum. 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 3 Jun to 21 Sep: Di­a­logues: photography by He­lene Binet ex­plores the black-and-white world of the fa­mous ar­chi­tec­ture pho­tog­ra­pher. Open Wed– Mon 10am– 5pm. € 7/4, Wed– Fri €6/3. 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. € 7/4. www.ddr-mu­ 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 25 Oct: 1945– De­feat. Lib­er­a­tion. New Be­gin­ning ex­poses the ef­forts of var­i­ous Euro­pean na­tions made to re­build­ing and re­cov­er­ing from WWII. Open daily 10am– 6pm. €8/4 (un­der-18s free). Un­ter den Lin­den 2. T: 030.203040. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3


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. To 28 Jun: West:Ber­lin, An Is­land In Search Of Main­land ex­plores daily life in West Ber­lin through pho­to­graphs, videos, and doc­u­ments. € 7/5 (un­der 18s free, first Wed of month free en­try). www.stadt­mu­ Post­str. 16. T: 030.24002162. U Alexan­der­platz. F3

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.kreuzbergmu­ 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

ex­am­ines the works of mul­ti­me­dia art and the films of the two artists. Open daily 10am– 8pm, un­til 10pm on Mon­day. €8/3. www. jm­ber­ 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. Open 11am– 6pm. €6/3. www.kaethe- koll­ Fasa­nen­str. 24. T: 030.8825210. U Uh­land­straße. C4


With ex­hi­bi­tions of some of the most fa­mous and out­stand­ing Euro­pean hand­crafts from the early Mid­dle Ages to the present, the Kun­st­gewerbe­mu­seum, or Mu­seum of Dec­o­ra­tive Arts, is the first of its kind in Ger­many. With a brand-new re­open­ing af­ter years of ren­o­va­tions, the most in­tri­cate and ex­quis­ite hand­works from all eras of art his­tory, in­clud­ing mas­ter­pieces of me­dieval gold­smithing, are once again on dis­play at the Kul­tur­fo­rum. Open Tue- Fri 10am6pm, Sat & Sun 11am- 6pm.­seum. the GDR artist. 26 Jun to 20 Sep: We come from dogs. This year’s sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion fo­cuses on the re­la­tion­ship be­tween man and dog with a var­ied se­lec­tion of paint­ings and art­works ded­i­cated to man’s best friend. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat & Sun 11am– 6pm. €6/3.­seum. Matthäikirch­platz. T: 030.266424242. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Märkisches Mu­seum

Doc­u­ments, pho­tos, books, and weapons walk vis­i­tors through 750 years of Ber­lin his­tory at this neo- Gothic mu­seum. To 28 Jun: West Ber­lin Scenes presents snapshots of 40 years of West Ber­lin life through the lens of Harry Croner. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5/3 (un­der-18s free. Free en­try first Wed of month). www.stadt­mu­ Am Köll­nis­chen Park 5. T: 030.24002162. U Märkisches Mu­seum. F3


MUST SEE One of the city’s best art and photography ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces and an im­por­tant ex­am­ple of early 20th- cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture. Martin Gropius’ im­pos­ing build­ing com­bines Ital­ian Re­nais­sance el­e­ments with lo­cal fea­tures, such as a se­ries of Ger­man cities de­picted be­tween the win­dows and mo­saics of al­le­gor­i­cal fig­ures. To 14 Jun: Dance Of The An­ces­tors is an ex­hi­bi­tion on the art of the Sepik Re­gion of Pa­pua- New Guinea. To 8

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