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. To 16 May: The Strug­gle for Troy. Re­stored in the 19th cen­tury by the Dan­ish sculp­tor Ber­tel Thor­vald­sen, the sculp­tures de­pict­ing the Tro­jan Wars are on dis­play once again. 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

Alte Na­tion­al­ga­lerie

A splen­dorous col­lec­tion of 19th- cen­tury art. To 21 Feb: Blind Glances – See­ing and Un­see­ing in Men­zel cel­e­brates the 200th year since Adolph Men­zel’s birth, fea­tur­ing his wa­ter­col­ors, lith­o­graphs, and draw­ings. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6 with ex­hi­bi­tion, €10/5 mu­seum only. www.smb.mu­seum. Bode­str. 1– 3. 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 29 Feb: Mov­ing For­ward cel­e­brates the 100th an­niver­sary of the found­ing of Bauhaus with the con­struc­tion of a new build­ing. 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. To 7 Feb: Noth­ing new: Ab­strac­tion Still Pend­ing. To 30 Mar: Thrace 3.0. Coinage in the Land of Or­pheus. The coins of the an­cient re­gion of Thrace, Greece, and Euro­pean Turkey. To 30 Apr: ONE GOD – Abra­ham’s Legacy on the Nile. Jews, Chris­tians, and Mus­lims in Egypt from An­tiq­uity un­til the Middle Ages. To 8 May: Hol­bein in Ber­lin – The Madonna and Mas­ter­works. 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

Bröhan-Mu­seum

Start­ing in 1966, col­lec­tor Karl Bröhan amassed hun­dreds of Art Nou­veau and Art Deco ob­jects and var­i­ous paint­ings from the Ber­lin Se­ces­sion­ist move­ment. Browse through pieces of fur­ni­ture, house­wares, ce­ram­ics, and glass­ware from this fas­ci­nat­ing artis­tic pe­riod. To 3 Apr: Turn of an Era. From the Ber­lin Se­ces­sion to the Novem­ber Group. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm www.broe­han­mu­seum.de. Schloßstr. 1a. T: 030.32690600. U Sophie- Char­lotte- Platz. A3

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. Fea­tures the paint­ings of such artists as Emil Nolde and Erich Heckel. To 13 Mar: Max Pech­stein – Pi­o­neer of the Mod­ern Art. 100 works from the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing some rarely- shown MUST SEE At the mu­seum for all things tech­nol­ogy, the old lo­co­mo­tives and avi­a­tion rooms are the most pop­u­lar at­trac­tions, while a Rosi­nen­bomber, a 1948 Ber­lin Air­lift air­craft, is mounted on the mu­seum’s roof. A hands- on sec­tion al­lows kids to con­duct ex­per­i­ments. Mon– Fri 9am– 5:30pm, Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €8/4. www.sdtb.de. Treb­biner Str. 9. T: 030.902540. U Möck­ern­brücke, U Gleis­dreieck. E4

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. 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 28 Feb: Uni­fi­ca­tion ex­plores the chal­lenges faced by the newly- uni­fied Ger­many af­ter the fall of the Wall. To 3 Apr: Art of the Holo­caust – 100 Works from the Yad Vashem Me­mo­rial. 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 14 Mar: The Art of Beau­ti­ful Ap­pear­ance is a homage to René Koch, Travi­es­tar, Make- Up Artist, Lip­stick Col­lec­tor, and Char­ity The pho­tog­ra­phy of Ulrich Wüst, on dis­play at C/O Ber­lin this month, de­picts life in East Ger­many in the 1980s (see op­po­site page). Sun– Mon, Wed– Fri 2– 6pm, Thu 2– 8pm, 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, shaped as a de­con­structed Star of David, ex­plores mil­len­nia of Ger­man Jewish his­tory, in­clud­ing the al­ter­nat­ing glo­ries and per­se­cu­tions of the com­mu­nity. From 26 Feb:

Daily 10am– 8pm, Mon un­til 10pm. €8/3. www.jm­ber­lin. de. Lin­den­str. 9-14. T: 030.25993300. U Hallesches Tor, U 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. Daily 11am– 6pm. € 6/3. www.kaethe- koll­witz.de. Fasa­nen­str. 24. T: 030.8825210. U Uh­land­straße. C4

Kupfer­stichk­abi­nett

MUST SEE With a col­lec­tion be­gun in 1652 by the Great Elec­tor and works dat­ing back to me­dieval times, the in­sti­tute known in English as the Mu­seum of Prints and Draw­ings boasts 150,000+ pieces, in­clud­ing mas­ter­pieces by Botticelli, Dürer, and Goya. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €6/3. www.smb.mu­seum. Matthäikirch­platz. T: 030.266424242. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Märkisches Mu­seum

Doc­u­ments, pho­tos, books, and weapons walk vis­i­tors through 750 years of Ber­lin his­tory in a neoGothic set­ting. To 28 Mar: I. Men­zel com­mem­o­rates the Ber­lin-based artist’s 200th birth­day and his last­ing legacy. Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5/3 (un­der­18s free; free en­try first Wed of month). www. stadt­mu­seum.de. Am Köll­nis­chen Park 5. T: 030.24002162. U Märkisches Mu­seum. F3

Martin-Gropius-Bau

MUST SEE One of the city’s best art and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces and an im­por­tant

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