MU­SE­UMS

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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 a num­ber of Etr­uscan and Ro­man finds. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Am Lust­garten. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Bauhaus Archiv

The avant- garde build­ing de­signed by Wal­ter Gropius is home to doc­u­ments, pho­to­graphs,and mod­els il­lus­trat­ing the Bauhaus phi­los­o­phy, which com­bines artis­tic beauty with ar­chi­tec­tural func­tion­al­ity. To 26 Oct: 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

Bode Mu­seum

An ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Old Mas­ters’ paint­ings, a sec­tion ded­i­cated to an­cient coins, and many works of Ro­man and Byzan­tine art adorn the mu­seum’s im­pres­sive in­te­rior, built by Ernst von Ihne in 1904. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat– Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.smb.mu­seum. Am Kupfer­graben. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Brücke Mu­seum

Founded in Dres­den in 1905, the Die Brücke move­ment drew in­spi­ra­tion from prim­i­tive art and ex­pressed ex­treme emo­tion and po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion through lively, ex­ag­ger­ated color. This mu­seum ex­plores the history of the move­ment through the paint­ings of such artists as Emil Nolde and Erich Heckel. Wed– Mon 11am– 5pm. € 5/3. www.bruecke-mu­seum.de. Bus­sard­steig 9. T: 030.8312029. U Oskar- He­lene- Heim. Off Map

DDR Mu­seum

Learn about daily life in the for­mer East Ger­many at this hands- on mu­seum. Clos­ets filled with GDR (DDR in Ger­man) fash­ion and a Tra­bant (the GDR car) are just some of the items on dis­play, while pho­to­graphs il­lus­trate Com­mu­nist habits, such as col­lec­tively potty-train­ing ba­bies or go­ing on nud­ist hol­i­days. Mon–Sun 10am– 8pm, Sat un­til 10pm. € 7/4. www.ddr-mu­seum.de. Kar­lLiebknecht-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 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 fo­cuses on 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 (Sch­wules 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 the past 150 years of queer history in Ger­many. Sun– Mon, Wed– Fri 2– 6pm, Sat 2–7pm. € 6/4. www.schwulesmu­seum.de. Lüt­zow­str. 73. T: 030.69599050. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

Ge­org-Kolbe-Mu­seum

An idyl­lic gar­den houses the stu­dio of the Ger­man Se­ces­sion­ist artist who used the hu­man body as an ex­pres­sion of the hu­man spirit, chal­leng­ing the role of sculp­ture as a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of mytho­log­i­cal or heroic sym­bol­ism. To 11 Oct: Hans Arp. The Navel of Avant- Garde re­vis­its the in­no­va­tion and newly- dis­cov­ered works of the rad­i­cal co-founder of Dadasim. Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5/3. www.ge­org-kolbe-mu­seum. de. Sens­burger Allee 25. T: 030.3042144. S Heer­straße. Off Map

Jewish Mu­seum

MUST SEE Daniel Libe­skind’s ar­chi­tec­tural jewel, shaped as a de­con­structed Star of David, ex­plores mil­len­nia of Ger­man Jewish history, in­clud­ing the al­ter­nat­ing glo­ries and per­se­cu­tions of the com­mu­nity. Daily 10am– 8pm, Mon un­til 10pm. €8/3. www.jm­ber­lin.de. Lin­den­str. 9-14. T: 030.25993300. U Hallesches Tor, U Kochstraße. E4

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