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Altes Mu­seum

Ber­lin’s col­lec­tion of clas­si­cal an­tiq­ui­ties, housed in­side a breath­tak­ing Neo­clas­si­cal build­ing. Take in the mo­saic floor of Hadrian’s villa, a wealth of Greek sculp­tures and vases, and a num­ber of Etr­uscan and Ro­man finds. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm 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. To 21 Sep: Di­a­logues: Pho­to­graphs by Hélène Binet ex­plores the black-and-white world of the renowned ar­chi­tec­ture pho­tog­ra­pher. Wed– Mon 10am– 5pm. Sat– Mon €8/5, Wed– Fri. € 7/4. 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. Mon–Sun 10am– 8pm, Sat un­til 10pm. € 7/4. 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 from the Ro­man oc­cu­pa­tion of the Ger­manic ar­eas to the present day. To 20 Sep:

takes a look at the changes and in­flu­ence of the Ber­lin Zeughaus through­out history. To 25 Oct: 1945– De­feat. Lib­er­a­tion. New Be­gin­ning ex­poses the ef­forts of var­i­ous Euro­pean na­tions made to re­build­ing and re­cov­er­ing from WWII. To 1 Dec: Ho­mo­sex­u­al­i­ty_ ies. The past 150 years of queer history in Ger­many. To 3 Jan: Uni­fi­ca­tion ex­plores the chal­lenges and ex­pe­ri­ences faced by the newly- uni­fied Ger­many af­ter the fall of the Wall. Daily 10am– 6pm. €8/4 (un­der-18s free). www.dhm.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 2. T: 030.203040. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

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. To 1 Dec: Ho­mo­sex­u­al­i­ty_ ies fo­cuses on two cen­turies of queer history in Ger­many. Mon, Wed– Fri, Sun 2– 6pm, Sat 2–7pm. €6/4. www.schwulesmu­seum.de. Lüt­zow­str. 73. T: 030.69599050. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

Jewish Mu­seum

MUST SEE 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 13 Sep: Obe­di­ence: The story of Abra­ham, Isaac, and Is­mael. Daily 10am– 8pm, Mon un­til 10pm. €8/3. www.jm­ber­lin.de. Lin­den­str.

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