Painted vases, luxury tableware and busts of the Caesars – the Ancient World comes to life in Berlin’s oldest museum. Built from designs byKarl Friedrich Schinkel, the museum has been home since 1904 to the world-famous Collection of Classical Antiquities.
Why did Anne Frank have to flee from Germany with her family? What was her life like in hiding in a house in Amsterdam? The story of this Jewish girl’s life is told in texts, photos, objects and multi-media stations in the Anne Frank Centre close to the Hackesche Höfe.
Following the trauma of the First World War, the pacifist Ernst Friedrich founded an anti-war museum in Berlin-Mitte. The museum was broken up by the Nazis in 1933 and re-opened in 1982 by Friedrich‘s grandson Tommy Spree. The museum is a reminder of both world wars but also covers modern weapons and explains current crises. An air-raid bunker lets you feel what it was like to spend whole nights sheltering from bombs incramped conditions.
The Archenhold-Sternwarte in the middle of Treptower Park is Germany’ soldest and largest public observatory. At its heart is the ‘Great Refractor’ built in 1896, the longest lens telescope on earth. In the Zeiss-Kleinplanetarium, the Einstein Room and an astronomical museum, stars and planets are brought close to visitors.
Take yourself on a trip through time to the Kreuzberg of the late 1980s.In a specially constructed 15 x 60 metre panorama at Checkpoint Charlie you can experience how people lived in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Have a cold drink, a snack or ice cream from our bar in front of the panorama.
The Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung invites you to explore the world’s largest collection on the history of the Bauhaus. The special exhibition focuses on today’s textile design, its production and potentials.
It is hard to miss the striking dome of the mighty Berlin Cathdral in the centre of the city. Formerly the court and cathedral church of the Hohenzollerns, the cathedral was rebuilt under Kaiser Wilhelm II between 1894and 1905. Works by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Andreas Schlüter, August Stüler and others can be seen in its interior. During the Long Night you can visit the impressive main nave until 2 am. The Café and Shop are open until midnight. The crypt and cupola are closed to visitors.
What happens when a fire alarm goes off? What tests must a trainee fireman pass? The answers are waiting for you in the Tegel fire station with an informative walk through the history of the Berlin Fire Brigade. See a burned-out room and the first rescue helicopter used in Berlin. And of course get the stories surrounding the objects on display!
Located in a villa in the heart of the Grunewald forest, large-scale dioramas explain the ecosystem of the forest with indigenous animals, birds’ nests, tree cross-sections and fir and pine cones. In the Berlin Forest Museum, managed by the German Forest Protection Association, visitors can have a go at guessing bird songs and forest scents. Found objects can be explored under the microscope.
Our distant ancestors were already aware that hemp seeds and hemp products have a high nutritional value. The museum sheds light on the many and various qualities and uses of hemp, which is gaining significance again in today’s industry and medicine. In the café of Germany’s only hemp museum you can try homemade hemp bread and cake.
Get up close to the night sky over Berlin in the Planetarium’s observatory. And there’s a fascinating universe indoors too, with full dome technology and a digital projection system combining the artificial night sky with a 360° video projection. Open until midnight
In the high-rise bunker at the former Anhalter Bahnhof station, the BerlinStory Museum shows the history of Berlin from its beginnings to the present day. Built in 1943, the bunker provided shelter from air raids for up to 12,000 people during the Second World War. In the Long Night you will have the opportunity to take a peek into the bunker level!
Here you can see 110 years of the Berlin U-Bahn in the former control centre of the Olympia Stadium underground station. The main focus of the collection is on technical equipment including train radios and driving switches from historic trains – all still in working condition.Some of the objects will be demonstrated during the Long Night. cold drinks available
Thousands of persons persecuted for political reasons were incarcerated in this place, including almost all the well-known GDR opposition figures. The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial provides insights into the methods of the State Security and the fates of political prisoners in the GDR.
What does Africa have to do with Dada? You can find the answer in the current exhibition in the Berlinische Galerie/Museum for Modern Art, Photography and Architecture. In guided tours through the permanent collection, visitors can also get to know the art of the Modern era as wellas of divided and reunified Berlin.
At the spot where Soviet and American tanks confronted each other in October 1961, the Cold War era is the subject of a multi-media exhibition.Media stations, films, documents and original objects tell of the partition of Germany and Berlin and illustrate the connection between the Berlin Wall, the Korean War and the Cuban Crisis.
An absolute must for fans of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and functionalism! This epoch museum with an international outlook is named after its founder, Karl H. Bröhan. With the special exhibitions ‘Germany against France. The struggle over Style 1900 –1930’ and ‘Colori di Murano. Modern glass art from Italy’ the museum focusses on the creative work of three European countries between mutual exchange and artistic partition.
Thrill in the intense colours of Emil Nolde’s paintings! Being one of the great painters of Modernism, the ‘Brücke’ group of artists, founded in 1905, absolutely had to have Nolde as a member because of his force fuluse of colour and uncompromising pictures of landscapes, flowers and figures. Apart from this special exhibition, the world’s only specialist museum devoted to the ‘Brücke’ group has an extensive collection of Expressionist paintings, drawings, posters and sculptures. Open until midnight
This exhibition space for photography and visual media shows works by internationally-renowned artists and promotes emerging talent. During the Long Night, visitors can look forward to the exhibition ‘Allure [Fr. style,elegance]’ with fashion photographs from the Susanne von Meiss Collection.
Anatomical theatre, pathologist’s dissecting room, laboratory, clinic and examination room – the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité hospital offers a walk through three centuries of medical history. Ten individual case histories are displayed in a patients’ ward, and specimens from the famous Virchow Collection can be seen as well. Babecue in front of the museum
A palace for Sophie Charlotte! Built in 1695–1699 for the ingenious and sophisticated wife of Frederick I, this Baroque palace is the biggest former Hohenzollern residence in Berlin. In the Long Night, various events in the New Wing of Frederick the Great provide insight into the magnificence of Brandenburg-Prussian court life.
The superheroes are here! Be part of the superhero mania in the Museum for Communication! Highlight of the evening: Stereo Total, the Lo Fi Pop superheroes in the museum’s atrium.Go to the museum’s infopoint to find out the event meeting points.
Submit to the enchantment of Salvador Dalí’s surreal visual world! See for yourself Dalí’s virtuoso mastery of almost every artistic technique in more than 450 works – some he even created by driving a steamroller over sewing machines, exploding bombs filled with nails, shooting at litho stones with arquebuses and even inventing ‘Bulletism’.
The Deutsche Bank art collection gives food for thought and invites viewers to see things from unusual perspectives. The current special exhibition, ‘COMMON AFFAIRS Revisiting the VIEWS Award – Contemporary Art from Poland’ introduces talented young artists from Poland.