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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

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. From 16 Jun: Syria An­ti­qua – Coins and Mon­u­ments on Mu­seum Is­land. Show­cas­ing coins from an­cient Syria and arte­facts of its prow­ess. 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 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. From 23 Jun: The In­ven­tion of Press Pho­tog­ra­phy. Fol­low­ing the his­tory of pho­tog­ra­phy, told through the Ull­stein press photo col­lec­tion and the Ber­liner Il­lus­tri­erte Zeitung. 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 2 Jul: Oceans – An Ex­pe­di­tion in Un­ex­plored Depths. Fea­tur­ing pho­to­graphs of the enor­mous blue world. To 9 Jul: 100 Years of Zün­dapp: In­dus­trial Pho­tos by Al­bert Renger-Patzsch. A glimpse into the Ger­man mo­tor­cy­cle gi­ant’s fac­tory and Ger­many’s in­dus­trial his­tory. 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, trans­gen­der, bi­sex­ual, and queer bi­ogra­phies and con­cepts in his­tory, art, and culture. To 5 Jun: The Light­est Shade of Afla­toon. Fo­cus­ing on queer refugees’ works and per­spec­tives. To 26 Jun: Siegfried Wagner: Bayreuth’s ‘Fairy’ Crown Prince. A rare in­sight into the life of Siegfried Wagner, whose life was con­tro­ver­sial and in­ten­tion­ally shrouded in mys­tery. To 28 Aug: Read Si­mone de Beau­voir! A ques­tion on the dis­cus­sion of post- gen­der equal­ity and women’s em­pow­er­ment. From 16 Jun: Winck­el­mann – The Di­vine Gen­der. Cel­e­brat­ing the in­flu­en­tial and mys­te­ri­ous art his­to­rian Jo­hann J. Winck­el­mann’s 300th birth­day. 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 2 Jul: Cherchez la femme. Wig, Burqa, Wim­ple. Pre­sent­ing the opin­ions of head and body cov­er­ing, con­trasted with cur­rent fash­ion, re­li­gion, and the sec­u­lar. Daily 10am– 8pm, Mon un­til 10pm. €8/3. www.jm­ber­lin.de. Lin­den­str. 9-14. T: 030.25993300. U Hallesches Tor, U Kochstraße. E4

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. To 11 Jun: Fred­er­ick Kiesler: Ar­chi­tect, Artist, Vi­sion­ary. Rediscovered Mod­ern I. Ex­plor­ing the uni­ver­sal­ity of the avant garde artist’s work in 20th cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture and art his­tory. To 5 Nov: The Luther Ef­fect. Protes­tantism – 500 Years in the World. Honor­ing the Re­for­ma­tion’s 500th an­niver­sary, telling the story of its legacy world­wide. To 3 Jul: Juer­gen Teller. En­joy Your Life! Fea­tur­ing 250 works of one of the most sought-

af­ter mu­sic and fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phers. Wed– Mon 10am–7pm. Prices vary by ex­hi­bi­tion. www.gropius­bau.de. Niederkirch­n­er­str. T: 030.254860. U Kochstraße. E4

Men­schen Mu­seum

The in­ter­na­tion­ally pop­u­lar tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion Body

Worlds show­cased anatomist Gun­ther von Ha­gens’ plas­ti­na­tion process, which pre­serves body parts and re­veals their in­ner struc­tures. The per­ma­nent Ber­lin ex­hi­bi­tion shows 200 body parts amd 20 whole- body prepa­ra­tions, fo­cus­ing on spe­cific or­gans and dis­eases. Daily 10am–7pm. www.memu.ber­lin. Panoramaplatz 1. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F3

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. 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. 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. To June: Ma­caws. Ex­am­ines the threat­ened South Amer­i­can bird species and sus­tain­able con­ser­va­tion in our glob­al­ized world. To 30 Jun: 8 Mu­se­ums 8 Ob­jects presents the fos­sils and mile­stones in the re­search done by the Leib­niz re­search mu­se­ums. Tue– Fri 9:30– 6pm, Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5/3. www. naturkun­de­mu­seum- ber­lin. In­vali­den­str. 43. T: 030.20938591. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum. E2

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 tes­ti­monies to the an­cient world. Al­tar room closed for restora­tion through 2019. www.smb.mu­seum. Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. S Hack­escher Markt.

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

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