Berlin is a city bursting with museums and galleries to explore. Whether you want to learn about the past, be inspired by contemporary art or see something unusual, there’s a museum in Berlin for you.
Berlin museums cover a huge variety of subjects. From design to dinosaurs and motorbikes to Matisse, there’s something to see for everyone. If you stay in our stunning Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, you’re ideally placed to make the most of the top 20 museums in Berlin.
Feed Your Creativity
There’s no better place to be inspired than in Berlin’s best art museums.
The influential Bauhaus school of architecture, design and art is celebrated at the Bauhaus Archives Museum of Design, which features beautiful furniture, craft, photography, and art.
A huge collection of contemporary art is presented at the beautiful Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, including paintings, photographs, film and sculpture.
The privately owned Käthe Kollwitz Museum is a must-visit Berlin museum which exhibits graphics, drawings and sculptures that explore the pain, suffering and joy of life.
See work by masters such as Matisse, Klee and Picasso at the Museum Berggruen, one of the most important museums of modern art in Berlin.
Times Gone By
Many excellent museums in Berlin are dedicated to history.
The Pergamonmuseum is world famous for its incredible reconstructions of structures from the ancient world as well as for Greek, Roman and Islamic art, and classical objects.
Try the Museum für Naturkunde to see towering dinosaur skeletons mix with exhibits on the cosmos and minerals.
The Jüdisches Museum (Jewish Museum) in Kreuzberg looks at two thousand years of the Jewish community in Germany past and present through art, film and exhibitions.
Visit the stunning Neues Museum to see exhibits that span global cultures, including Egyptian Art, prehistoric objects and classical antiquities.
Get a taste of everyday life under communism at the interactive exhibits in the DDR Museum.
Head to the subterranean labyrinth of the Underworlds Museum and take an atmospheric underground tour.
See For Free
You don’t need to spend money to visit some of the top 20 museums in Berlin.
The Allied Museum tells the story of Berlin after the Allies defeated the Nazi’s in WWII, with stand-out exhibits such as the British Hastings Airlift plane and a Berlin spy tunnel.
The Berlin Wall Memorial is a must-visit museum and monument with an exceptional collection of objects, photographs and documents.
Located in former Gestapo torture cells is the harrowing Topography of Terror, about the Secret Service, and Nazi atrocities.
The Holocaust Memorial houses a moving exhibition on the persecution and murder of Jewish Europeans in WWII as well as a haunting concrete memorial.
Museums With A Twist
Some of the top 20 museums in Berlin are a little bit different.
First up should be the Currywurst Museum, which celebrates the story of the popular curried sausage.
Explore the story of German cinema at Filmmuseum Berlin through films, props, scripts and equipment.
Journey through the evolution of gaming at the Computerspielemuseum, and play games, view art and get insight into game production.
Visit the DesignPanopticon (museum for bizarre objects) to see curious dolls, medical apparatus, weird furniture and more quirky exhibits.
Fans of typography should head to the Buchstabenmuseum (museum of Letters) to see restored or rescued signage from Berlin and further afield.
Finally, if you’re a fan of hot rods, visit the Motorcycle Museum and see amazing motorcycles, mopeds and scooters.