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 18 Jun: Dan­ger­ous Per­fec­tion: An­tique grave-vases from Apu­lia. Fea­tur­ing 13 largescale vases from the in­dige­nous pop­u­la­tion of south­ern Italy 2,500 years ago. 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 30 Jul: Small Mas­ter­pieces fea­tures mas­ter­pieces small and minia­ture in size. 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 18 Sep: Jasper Mor­ri­son. Thing­ness. A ret­ro­spec­tive of Mor­ri­son’s work and 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 27 May: Art Coins Money: MUSE POWER MONEY ex­am­ines the in­ter­ac­tion be­tween art, money, and power. 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 21 May: Jan Toorop. Song of the Times. Pre­sent­ing the oeu­vre of the fa­mous Dutch sym­bol­ist. To 23 Jul: Kieser, Posters. Cel­e­brat­ing the in­no­va­tions of one of Ger­many’s most pro­lific graphic de­sign­ers. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm www.broe­han-mu­seum.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 3 Sep: The Artists of Die Brücke – Paint­ings, Il­lus­tra­tions, and Prints. An in­ter­chang­ing se­lec­tion of prints and paint­ings, in cel­e­bra­tion of the mu­seum’s 50th an­niver­sary. 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. 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 14 May: Ger­man Colo­nial­ism, Frag­ments of Its Past and Present con­fronts the con­tro­ver­sial topic of Ger­many’s colo­nial past. Daily 10am– 6pm. €8/4 (un­der-18s free). www.dhm.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 2. T: 030.203040. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

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. To 4

Apr: From Depart­ment Store to Tacheles. Pho­to­graphs of the Friedrich­straßen- Pas­sage. A pho­to­graphic doc­u­men­ta­tion of the life of this his­toric land­mark. To 2 Jul: Oceans – An Ex­pe­di­tion in Un­ex­plored

Depths. Fea­tur­ing pho­to­graphs of the enor­mous blue world. 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 Ger­man Spy Mu­seum

Delve into the world of es­pi­onage with two floors of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits cov­er­ing some 3500 years of es­pi­onage his­tory. Highlights in­clude pre­sen­ta­tions on James Bond and other fa­mous fic­ti­tious spies and a laser maze that tests your agility to break into – or out of – com­pro­mis­ing lo­ca­tions. €12/8. Daily 10am- 8pm. www.deutschess­pi­onage­mu­seum.de. Leipziger Platz 9. S+U Pots­damer Platz 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. 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. 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. Fea­tur­ing works from Koll­witz’s most in­ten­sive and emo­tion­ally- charged years. 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

Martin-Gropius-Bau

MUST SEE One of the city’s best art and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces and an im­por­tant ex­am­ple of early 20th- cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture, the im­pos­ing build­ing com­bines Ital­ian Re­nais­sance el­e­ments with lo­cal fea­tures, such as mo­saics of al­le­gor­i­cal fig­ures. From 12 Apr: The Luther Ef­fect. Protes­tantism – 500 Years in the World. Honor­ing the Ref­or­ma­tion’s 500th an­niver­sary, telling the story of its legacy world­wide. From 20 Apr: Juer­gen Teller. En­joy Your Life! Fea­tur­ing 250 works of one of the most soughtafter mu­sic and fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phers. Wed– Mon 10am–7pm. Prices vary by ex­hi­bi­tion. www.gropius­bau.de. Niederkirch­n­er­str. 7. T: 030.254860. U Kochstraße. E4

Mu­seum Berggruen

MUST SEE A can’t- miss for Pi­cas­sophiles. The Span­ish painter is the star of this Char­lot­ten­burg mu­seum, which boasts dozens of rooms filled with his paint­ings. The col­lec­tion en­com­passes 75 years of his life and all of his cre­ative phases. Ex­panded in 2013, the mu­seum also fea­tures many fa­mous works by Matisse, Klee, Gi­a­cometti, Van Gogh, Cézanne, and many more. To 12 Mar: George

Condo. Con­fronta­tion. A ret­ro­spec­tive of the Amer­i­can painter’s oeu­vre. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Schloßstr. 1. T: 030.266424242. U So­phie- Char­lotte- Platz. A3

Mu­seum of Pho­tog­ra­phy

Di­verse and com­pre­he­sive ex­hi­bi­tions cu­rated

from the Ber­lin Art Li­brary’s vast pho­to­graphic col­lec­tion are housed in a Neo­clas­si­cal 1909 build­ing built for the Prus­sian army’s of­fi­cer corps, whose lower two floors are oc­cu­pied by the Hel­mut New­ton Foun­da­tion. To 2 Jul: ‘ The

Field Has Eyes…’: Images of the Surveil­lant Gaze. A pre­sen­ta­tion of sur­veil­lance, from the 16th to 20th cen­tury. To 2 Jul: Watch­ing You, Watch­ing Me. A Pho­to­graphic Re­sponse to Sur­veil­lance. Rais­ing im­por­tant ques­tions of the blurred lines be­tween public and pri­vate in our sur­veil­lance cul­ture. To 14 May: Alice Springs: The MEP Show/Hel­mut New­ton: Yel­low Press/Mart En­ge­len: Por­traits. Por­traits and street pho­tog­ra­phy from Alice Springs, the widow of Hel­mut New­ton; Hel­mut New­ton’s pa­parazzi and police pho­tog­ra­phy; and Dutch artist Mart En­ge­len’s film noir-in­spired black-and-white por­traits. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.266424242. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3– C4

Mu­seum für Naturkunde

Home to the world’s largest di­nosaur skele­ton, the nat­u­ral his­tory mu­seum also fea­tures ex­ten­sive col­lec­tions of shells, in­sects, and prize-win­ning mounted an­i­mal dio­ra­mas. Tue– Fri 9:30– 6pm, Sat– Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5/3. www.naturkun­de­mu­se­um­ber­lin.de. In­vali­den­str. 43. T: 030.20938591. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum. E2

Mu­seum Story of Ber­lin

Al­most 800 years of Ber­lin his­tory ar­ranged into 23 rooms, each de­scrib­ing a dif­fer­ent theme or era and an atomic bunker for vis­i­tors to bet­ter un­der­stand the WWII air raid ex­pe­ri­ence. An en­ter­tain­ing way to learn about the de­vel­op­ment of the city. Open daily 10am– 8pm. €12/5. www.story-of- ber­lin.de. Kur­fürs­ten­damm 208. T: 030.88720100. U Uh­land­straße. B4

Neues Mu­seum

MUST SEE The 3300-year- old bust of Queen Ne­fer­titi is the mu­seum’s top at­trac­tion. Ex­am­ine a world-fa­mous Egyp­tian col­lec­tion that in­cludes many im­por­tant pa­pyruses, while hun­dreds of ar­ti­facts re­late early hu­man his­tory. Badly dam­aged dur­ing WWII and left aban­doned un­til the 1980s, the mu­seum re­opened in 2009. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www. neues-mu­seum.de. Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3/F3

Perg­a­mon Mu­seum

One of Ber­lin’s main at­trac­tions, the Perg­a­mon houses the out­come of Ger­many’s early-20th­cen­tury arche­ol­ogy ex­ca­va­tions. The im­pos­ing Ishtar Gate of Baby­lon with its glazed blue bricks is a feast for the eyes, as are the Mar­ket Gate from Myle­tus, the re­con­structed in­te­ri­ors of an As­syr­ian palace, and many other splen­dorous tes­ti­monies to the an­cient world. The al­tar room is closed for restora­tion through 2019. To 2 Apr: The Her­itage of

the An­cient Kings. Cte­siphon and the Persian Sources of Is­lamic Art. An ex­hi­bi­tion trac­ing the ori­gins of Is­lamic art and cul­tural her­itage. www.smb. mu­seum. Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

The Ger­man Spy Mu­seum

Delve into the world of es­pi­onage with two floors of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits cov­er­ing some 3500 years of es­pi­onage his­tory. Highlights in­clude pre­sen­ta­tions on James Bond and other fa­mous fic­ti­tious spies and a laser maze that tests your agility to break into – or out of – com­pro­mis­ing lo­ca­tions. €12/8. Daily 10am- 8pm. www.deutschess­pi­onage­mu­seum.de. Leipziger Platz 9. S+U Pots­damer Platz E3

Stasi Mu­seum

The GDR’s Min­istry of State Se­cu­rity, the Stasi, has been de­scribed as one of the most re­pres­sive in­tel­li­gence and se­cret police agen­cies to ever have ex­isted. Ex­plore the agency’s head­quar­ters and learn about their spy­ing tech­niques, inc. cam­eras hid­den in watering cans or in­side fake trees. Open Mon– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat & Sun noon– 6pm. € 5/4. www.stasimu­seum.de. Ruschestr. 103. T: 030.5536854. U Mag­dale­nen­straße. Off Map

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