Berlin Museum Guide
Art Gallery – Gemäldegalerie
Museum dedicated to European paintings spanning from the 13th to the 18th century with an impressive collection gathered together in its 72 exhibition rooms and distributed over 7000m2. You will find works by Van Eyck Gruegel, Durero, Rafael, Ticiano, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Canaletto, Watteau and Gainsborough. Where: 4/6 Matthäkirchplatz. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm and Thursday to 10pm. Entrance price: 8 euro normal and 4 euro with discount. Directions: U-Bahn, U2 (Potsdamer Platz), S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz), Bus: M29 (Potsdamer Brücke); M41 (Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße); M48, M85 (Kulturforum); 200
Dahlem Museum Centre/Ethnologisches Museum
The Dahlem centre is divided into several sections including the Indian art museum, the Ethnological museum, the European culture museum, and East Asian Art with works and objects collected from the 19th century when interest was aroused by these cultures. Where: 8, Lansstrasse. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am. Entrance price: 6 euro normal and 3 euro concession. Directions: U Dahlem-Dorf: U3 Bus: U Dahlem-Dorf: X11, X83, Museen Dahlem: X83. Arnimallee: X83
German History Museum/Deutsches Historisches Museum DHM
Temporary exhibitions on topics related to 20th century German and European history. Where: 2, Unter den Linden. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am. Entrance price: 6 euro normal and free for under 18s. Directions: S-Bahn: Hackescher Markt and Friedrichstraße U-Bahn: Französische Straße, Hausvogteiplatz and Friedrichstraße Bus:100, 200 and 348, Paradas in Staatsoper or Lustgarten
Jewish Museum/Jüdisches Museum
Museum dedicated to the Jews that lived and currently live in Germany over the past 2000 years. An outstanding building designed by architect Daniel Libeskind who tries to transmit the feeling of emptiness that reigned following the disappearance of the Berlin Jews during the Nazi holocaust. Where: 9-14 Lindenstrasse. Opening times: Monday from 10am to 10pm and Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Entrance price: 5 euro normal and 2.50 euro concession. Directions:U1 and U6 in Hallesches Tor.
Contemporary art Museum/Hamburger Bahnhof
Former terminal on the Hamburg – Berlin line, this new contemporary art museum of design, music, video and plastic arts from over the last decade, was opened in 1996 and extends over 10,000m2. There are works from Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Rober Rauschenberg and Roy Lichstein on display there. Where: 50-51, Invalidenstrasse. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. Entrance price: 12 euro for access to the entire museum and with 6 euro discounts, 8 euro for special exhibitions with a 4 euro discount, guided tours in English on Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm. Directions: Metro line 6 in Zinnowitzer Strasse, and S5, S7, S9 and S75 in Hauptbahnhof.
New National Gallery/Neue Nationalgalerie