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Arts & Culture in Berlin

Welcome to the vibrant arts and culture scene of Berlin, a city known for its creativity and innovation. From world-class museums to underground art galleries, Berlin offers a diverse range of cultural experiences for visitors and locals alike. Are you curious about the best street art hotspots in Berlin? Join us as we explore the dynamic arts scene of this captivating city.

1. Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

Berlinische Galerie Design

Compact modern art museum. All of the artists are associated with Berlin in some way, giving it a historian feel as well. Mainly paintings, but there are a few sculptures too.

2. Neues Museum, Berlin

Neues Museum Interior

The "New Museum" houses some of the oldest art in Berlin with a vast collection of Egyptian art and prehistoric archeology. Completed in 1855, it was heavily damaged in World War II and restored by David Chipperfield in recent decades.

3. Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Pergamon Museum

Stepping into this museum feels a bit like stepping into a different time period in another part of the world. They have an impressive amount of archaeological findings from the second century BC. If you go, don't miss the Pergamon Altar.

4. Babylon Kino, Berlin

Babylon Kino Entrance

First built in the late 1920s, this incredible cinema can be found right in the middle of Berlin's Rosa Luxemburg Platz. Silent films are accompanied by live orchestral music for an old-timey experience that should not be missed. 

5. Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Hamburger Bahnhof

Interesting contemporary art museum inside of an old train station 🚂. The space is unique but the art exhibitions steal the show. No matter what's on exhibition currently, it's bound to be thought-provoking and beautiful.

6. David Hasselhoff Museum, Berlin

David Hasselhoff Museum Interior

An acquired taste but undeniably one of Berlin's many unique experiences. Less of a full museum experience and more of a shrine dedicated to the actor. Visit with an open mind and a sense of humor.

7. Topography of Terror, Berlin

Topography of Terror Museum

Somber indoor-outdoor museum detailing the history of repression under the Nazis. Located on the site of the former Gestapo headquarters and contains one of the longest remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall.

8. Kindl - Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin

KINDL - Paintings

Established in the 1920s, this former brewery is now home to a large collection of contemporary artwork - and an accompanying café. The building itself is distinctive, and the exhibitions it harbors are of meticulous curation.

9. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Gemaldegalerie Ceiling

The Gemäldegalerie is among the most significant collections of pre-modern European painting and sculpture, with a vast array of German, Dutch, and Italian masterpieces. An audio guide is recommended to streamline your visit.

10. C/O Berlin, Berlin

C/O Berlin Exterior

Contemporary museum for photography and visual media 🎨. If you are a photographer or just a fan of photography 📷 C/O is a must.

11. Berliner Unterwelten, Berlin

Berliner Unterwelten WW2

Museum that is perfect for a rainy day because it's all underground. Visit the former WWII bunkers and learn about the city's history during the war. The guides are professional and knowledgeable.

12. East Side Gallery, Berlin

East Side Gallery

Ok so this is Berlin's Eiffel Tower or Empire State Building, and the tourists flock accordingly. Worth coming by to see, but don't necessarily go out of your way because you will pass it naturally during the course of a regular day.

13. German Historical Museum, Berlin

German Historical Museum - Part of interior

Arguably the most comprehensive archive of German history in the city. Self-described as a place of "enlightenment and understanding of the shared history of Germans and Europeans." Features a new, modern extension.

14. Boros Collection, Berlin

Boros Collection - Art 1

Art gallery located in a repurposed bunker (once Berlin's first techno club!) that exhibits modern architecture and contemporary artwork.

15. Bode Museum, Berlin

Bode Museum Exterior

This beautiful building is at the very tip of Museum Island, with a great view of the river. Inside, there's a wide range of statues and artifacts from the Byzantine Era. Some of the most beautiful in Berlin.

16. Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Berlin

Dark cement walls with metallic plates

Striking modern building housing exhibits that trace the history of German-Jewish culture. Home to the Holocaust memorial.