Top 20 Museums in Berlin

Berlin Wall Memorial

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 the best art museums in Berlin.

The influential Bauhaus school of architecture, design and art is celebrated at the 1. Bauhaus Archives Museum of Design, which features beautiful furniture, craft, photography, and art.

A huge collection of contemporary art is presented at the beautiful 2. Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, including paintings, photographs, film and sculpture.

The privately owned 3. Käthe Kollwitz Museum is a must-visit museum of the museums in Berlin which exhibits graphics, drawings and sculptures that explore the pain, suffering and joy of life.

Berlin Kathe Kollwitz statue

See work by masters such as Matisse, Klee and Picasso at the 4. Museum Berggruen, one of the most important of the modern art museums in Berlin.

Times Gone By

Many excellent museums in Berlin are dedicated to history.

The 5. 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 6. Museum für Naturkunde to see towering dinosaur skeletons mix with exhibits on the cosmos and minerals.

The 7. 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.

Berlin Jewish Museum

Visit the stunning 8. 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 9. DDR Museum.

Head to the subterranean labyrinth of the 10. Underworlds Museum and take an atmospheric underground tour.

See For Free

You don’t necessarily need to spend money to visit some of the top 20 museums in Berlin.

The 11. 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 12. Berlin Wall Memorial is a must-visit museum and monument with an exceptional collection of objects, photographs and documents.

 

Berlin Wall Memorial graffiti

Located in former Gestapo torture cells is the harrowing 13.Topography of Terror, about the Secret Service, and Nazi atrocities.

The 14. Holocaust Memorial houses a moving exhibition on the persecution and murder of Jewish Europeans in WWII as well as a haunting concrete memorial.

Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Museums With A Twist

Some of the top 20 museums in Berlin are a little bit original to say the least.

First up should be the 15. Currywurst Museum, which celebrates the story of the popular curried sausage.

Explore the story of German cinema at 16. Filmmuseum Berlin through films, props, scripts and equipment.

Journey through the evolution of gaming at the 17. Computerspielemuseum, and play games, view art and get insight into game production.

Visit the 18. DesignPanopticon (museum for bizarre objects) to see curious dolls, medical apparatus, weird furniture and more quirky exhibits.

Fans of typography should head to the 19. 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 20. Motorcycle Museum and see amazing motorcycles, mopeds and scooters.

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