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  • DDR Museum

    1. DDR Museum

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    Half museum, half theme park, the DDR Museum is an interactive and highly entertaining exhibit about life during socialism. It’s difficult to...Read More

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  • 2. Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    This boxy brick building in central Berlin, which formerly served as a Jewish girls' school and then a military hospital during WWII, sat neglected...Read More

  • Kulturforum

    3. Kulturforum

    Potsdamer Platz | Museum/Gallery

    This unique ensemble of museums, galleries, and the Philharmonic Hall was long in the making. The first designs were submitted in the 1960s...Read More

    Kulturforum
  • Museumsinsel

    4. Museumsinsel

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    On the site of one of Berlin's two original settlements, this unique complex of five state museums is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must...Read More

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  • 5. Sammlung Boros

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    This private collection has become one of Berlin’s star attractions, thanks to its unusual location inside a hulking WWII bunker in Mitte....Read More

  • 6. Spy Museum

    Potsdamer Platz | Museum/Gallery

    Some 25 years after the end of the Cold War, a new museum dedicated to the world of espionage opened in September 2015. The museum features...Read More

  • Topographie des Terrors

    7. Topographie des Terrors

    Kreuzberg | Museum/Gallery

    Before 2010, Topographie des Terrors was an open-air exhibit, fully exposed to the elements. Now, in a stunning new indoor exhibition center...Read More

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  • 8. Berlinische Galerie

    Kreuzberg | Museum/Gallery

    Talk about site-specific art: all the modern art, photography, and architecture models and plans here, created between 1870 and the present...Read More

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  • 9. Blain|Southern

    Kreuzberg | Museum/Gallery

    The Berlin branch of a swish London gallery, Blain|Southern occupies a breathtaking loft space that once housed the printing presses of Tagesspiegel...Read More

  • 10. Brecht-Weigel-Gedenkstätte

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    You can visit the former working and living quarters of playwright Bertolt Brecht and his wife, actress Helene Weigel, and scholars can browse...Read More

  • 11. C/O Berlin

    Charlottenburg | Museum/Gallery

    The C/O Berlin gallery recently moved across town from their longtime previous headquarters in Mitte; they reopened at the end of 2014 in the...Read More

  • 12. Contemporary Fine Arts

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    From its perch on Am Kupfergraben, Contemporary Fine Arts (CFA) Berlin has a perfect view of Museum Island and its hoard of daily visitors....Read More

  • 13. Deutsche Kinemathek Museum für Film und Fernsehen

    Potsdamer Platz | Museum/Gallery

    Within the Sony Center is the small but fun Museum für Film und Fernsehen, which presents the groundbreaking history of German moviemaking with...Read More

  • 14. Deutscher Dom

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    The Deutscher Dom holds an extensive exhibition on the emergence of the democratic parliamentary system in Germany since the late 1800s, including...Read More

  • Deutsches Historisches Museum

    15. Deutsches Historisches Museum

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    The museum is composed of two buildings. The magnificent pink, baroque Prussian arsenal (Zeughaus) was constructed between 1695 and 1730, and...Read More

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  • 16. Deutsches Technikmuseum

    Kreuzberg | Museum/Gallery

    A must if you're traveling with children, this musem will enchant anyone who's interested in technology or fascinated with trains, planes, and...Read More

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  • 17. Direktorenhaus

    Mitte | Museum/Gallery

    Just as much a draw for its architecture and history as for the quirky, off-kilter art shows and events that take place here, Direktorenhaus...Read More

  • 18. Galeria Plan B

    Kreuzberg | Museum/Gallery

    In March 2012, Romanian gallery Plan B moved into an industrial space deep within the Tagesspiegel building complex. This is the place to see...Read More

  • 19. Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

    Kreuzberg | Museum/Gallery

    Bortolozzi consistently spots and cultivates the hottest young talent in the city (like Danh Vo), showing their work in a quirky, wood-paneled space. ...Read More

  • 20. Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler

    Kreuzberg | Museum/Gallery

    Founded in 1841, this is the oldest artist association in Germany. Its lavish townhouse gallery spaces often highlight the work of its 120-odd...Read More

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