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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. From 16 Jun: Dan­ger­ous Per­fec­tion: An­tique grave-vases from Apu­lia. 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 17 Jul: Au­gust Kopisch – Painter, Poet, Dis­cov­erer, In­ven­tor com­mem­o­rates in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary artist Kopisch’s work as a painter, poet, and en­gi­neer. To 24 Jul: The Monk Has Re­turned. The spot­light re­turns on Cas­par David Friedrich’s fa­mous paint­ing, fol­low­ing a lengthy pe­riod of con­ser­va­tion and restora­tion. To 31 Jul: Images and Stud­ies from the Copen­hagen Acad­emy of Paint­ing fea­tur­ing land­scapes and fig­ure stud­ies from the rig­or­ous Dan­ish school of paint­ing. 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 5 Sep: Tex­tile De­sign To­day ex­plores the ever- evolv­ing world of tex­tile de­sign. 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 17 Jul: Hol­bein in Berlin – The Madonna and Master­works. To 15 Oct: Thrace 3.0. Coinage in the Land of Or­pheus. The coins of the an­cient re­gion of Thrace, Greece, and Euro­pean Turkey. To 31 Dec: ONE GOD – Abra­ham’s Legacy on the Nile. Jews, Chris­tians, and Mus­lims in Egypt from An­tiq­uity un­til the Mid­dle Ages. 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. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm www.broe­han­mu­seum.de. Schloßstr. 1a. T: 030.32690600. U So­phie- Char­lotte- Platz. A3

Brücke Mu­seum DDR Mu­seum

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 31 Jul: Sticky Mes­sages – An­tisemitic and Racist Stick­ers from 1880 to the present tells the story of prej­u­dice through the medium of ad­he­sives. To 14 Aug: Relics of the Cold War. Pho­to­graphs by Martin Roe­mers. To 16 Oct: Mul­ti­cul­tural. Ger­many, a Coun­try of Im­mi­gra­tion fol­lows the his­tor­i­cal mi­gra­tion move­ments into Ger­many, from the quest work­ers of the 1960s up to the refugees of to­day. Daily 10am– 6pm. €8/4 (un­der-18s free). www.dhm.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 2. T: 030.203040. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3 Ad­mire the art of Hanako and Rodin, un­til 18 Sep at the Ge­org Kolbe 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. From 15 Jul: Emil Nolde. The Painter is a ret­ro­spec­tive of the painter’s il­lu­mi­nat­ing works. Wed– Mon 11am– 5pm. € 5/3. www.bruecke-mu­seum.de. Bus­sard­steig 9. T: 030.8312029. U Oskar- He­lene- Heim. Off Map 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

Deutsches Tech­nikmu­seum

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

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 18 Sep: Mil­lion­aires can be trans* // You are so brave* ex­plores par­al­lel themes of suc­cess nar­ra­tives of trans in­di­vid­u­als and the cis­gen­der- cen­tric no­tion of equat­ing be­ing trans with brav­ery. 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. To 31 Jul: Daily 10am– 8pm, Mon un­til 10pm. €8/3. www. jm­ber­lin.de. Lin­den­str. 9-14. T: 030.25993300. U Hallesches Tor, U Kochstraße. E4

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. To 25 Sep: We're off then! Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €6/3. www.smb.

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