Museums in Germany



Town: Berlin Address: Lindenstrasse 9-14 Phone: +49 30 259 93 300 Price: 2.5 - 5 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Monday 10:00 -22:00 Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 -20:00 The Jewish Museum Berlin, founded on Oranienburger Straße in 1933, is a 3,000-square-metre museum which covers 2,000 years German Jewish history. However the museum’s exhibition was closed by the Nazis in 1938. Plans for the museum’s revival were presented in 1971, and the establishment of Association for a Jewish Museum followed in 1975.
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Town: Berlin Address: Clayallee 135 Phone: +49 30 81 81 99 -0 This site provides a showcase on the history of the western occupying powers and Berlin in the period from1945 to 1994. The permanent exhibits start with the invasion of the Western Allies after Germany was defeated in World War II and ends with the celebrations following the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany's reunification in 1990. In the period 1945-1990, the city of Berlin was divided into four occupation zones,
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Town: Berlin Address: Am Lustgarten Phone: +49 30 20 90 55 44 Price: 6 - 12 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10:00 -18:00 Thursday 10:00 -22:00 Friday-Sunday 10:00 -18:00 The Aegyptisches Museum, or Egyptian Museum, possesses one of the world’s principal collections of ancient Egyptian Art. The museum’s pieces are centered on the period of King Akhenaton's reign (c.1340 BC), from the Tell el Amarna. World known works include the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti,
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Town: Berlin Address: Bodenstrasse 1 Phone: +49 30 20 90 58 01 Price: 4 - 8 EUR The Alte Nationalgalerie, or Old National Gallery, has housed 19th-century sculptures and paintings since 2001, when it was the first among the buildings on Museum Island, on the Spree River, in the centre of Berlin, to re-open after a restoration. Together with the Altes Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Museum and the Pergamon Museum,
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Town: Berlin Address: Bodestrasse 1-3 Phone: +49 30 20 90 52 01 Price: 4 - 8 EUR The Antikensammlung, or Collection of Classical Antiquities, features Greek and Roman works, which include architectural remains, sculptures, vases, inscriptions and mosaics, as well as bronze and jewellery. The site is divided into two locations: the Pergamon Museum and the Altes Museum’s main floor. The electoral princes of Brandenburg collected treasures of antiquity, but the founding the Graeco-Roman Collection actually took place by the purchase of the collection of works belonging to the Roman archaeologist G.P.
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Town: Berlin Address: Klingelhöferstrasse 14 Phone: +49 30 25 40 02 0 Price: 3 - 7 EUR As one of Berlin’s landmarks, the Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design focuses on the research and presentation of the history and impact of the influential school of architecture, design and art, Bauhaus, which saw its heyday from 1913 to 1933. The museum features the most complete collection of the school’s history and work. The collection is installed in a building drafted by Walter Gropius,
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Town: Berlin Address: Sophie-Charlotten-Strasse 17-18 Phone: +49 30 3 26 76 90 The Gipsformerei, or Replica Workshop, the world's largest institution of its kind, houses replicas from objects displayed in Berlin museums, as well as works from European museums. The replicas have been produced for over 150 years, thus amassing an impressive set of showcases of the cultural and architectural history of the city’s museums. The U-shaped, four-storey factory-style structure accommodates not only the exhibition hall,
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Town: Berlin Address: Invalidenstrasse 50 Phone: +49 30 39 78 34 12 Price: 4 - 8 EUR Das Museum Fuer Gegenwart or the Museum for Contemporary Art opened in 1996 in Berlin’s former railway station, Hamburger Bahnhof, giving the Nationalgalerie the first permanent home for its Contemporary Art collection. An historic presentation of the museum’s works has been deliberately avoided, as the site is geared towards an open presentation concept embracing all types of media used by the featured artists.
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Town: Berlin Address: Jebensstrasse 2 Phone: +49 30 20 90 55 66 Price: 3 - 6 EUR Since 2004, the Museum für Fotografie, or Museum for Photography, has been part of the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) in Berlin, sharing the same roof with the Helmut Newton Foundation at Jebensstrassee 2, overlooking Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten. The museum brings together the diverse aspects of photography in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in a single exhibition,
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Town: Berlin Address: Matthäikirchplatz 4/6 Phone: +49 30 2 66 29 02 Price: 3 - 6 EUR The Kunstgewerbemuseum, or Museum of Decorative Arts, ranks among Germany’s oldest institutions of its kind. The Berlin museum houses important collections of skilled craftsmanship, divided into two sections, the Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz and Schloss Köpenick, and collects pieces of skilled craftsmanship spanning from post-antiquity to the present. The collections encompass a vast variety of styles and periods in art history,
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Town: Berlin Address: Matthäikirchplatz 8 Phone: +49 30 2 66 20 02 Price: 3 - 6 EUR The Kupferstichkabinett - Museum of Prints and Drawings features the largest collection of graphic art in Germany, and ranks among the four most famous and important in the world. The museum’s collection includes over 500,000 prints and 110,000 drawings, as well as pastels, watercolours and oil sketches. The 'art on paper' ensembles feature works by major artists, such as Sandro Botticelli,
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Town: Berlin Phone: +49 30 20 90 57 01 Berlin’s Münzkabinett (Numismatic Collections) ranks among the largest numismatic collections, with some 500,000 pieces. The ensemble owes its international renown to the diversity and comprehensiveness of the coin series it houses. The objects span from the early stages of coinage in the 7th Century BC in Asia Minor to the 21st-century medals and coins. The Numismatic Collection re-opened in 2004, after six years of restoration,
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Town: Berlin Address: Arnimallee 25 Phone: +49 30 83901 287 Price: 3 - 6 EUR The Museum Europäischer Kulturen, or Museum of European Cultures, emerged in 1999 following the merger of the 110 year old Museum für Volkskunde (Museum of Folklore) and Ethnologisches Museum’s European Collections. Comprising some 27,000 objects, the Museum of European Cultures now houses one of the world’s largest ensembles on European ethnographic studies and cultural history. The cooperative work between the European collections in the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Folklore has been enhanced since the 1980s through joint exhibits and conferences.
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Town: Berlin Address: Bodestrasse 1-3 Phone: +49 30 20 90 56 01 Price: 4 - 8 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10:00 -18:00 Thursday 10:00 -22:00 Friday-Sunday 10:00 -18:00 In 2000, the museums Skulpturensammlung and Museum für Byzantinische Kunst united to form a new entity in Berlin. The Bode Museum, reopened in 2006 to hold the Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art, along with the Numismatic Collection and some pieces of art exhibited at the Gemäldegalerie.
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Town: Berlin Address: Schloss Charlottenburg Phone: +49 30 3267 4840 The Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte (Museum for Pre- and Early History) features one of the largest collections which specialises in pre- and early history of the Old World. The displays of the museum cover the prehistoric cultures of Europe and the Ancient Near East, from their early days to the Middle Ages. The prehistoric antiquities from the Art Cabinet of the Prussian House of Hohenzollern constitute the core of the collection exhibited in Monbijou Palace as Museum Vaterländischer Altertümer,
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Town: Berlin Address: Ruschestrasse 103, Haus 1 Phone: +49 30 553 68 54 e-mail: anmeldung@stasimuseum.de In 1990, the society Antistalinistische Aktion Berlin Normannenstrasse (ASTAK, Anti-Stalinist action Berlin-Normannenstrasse) took over the funding for a research and memorial centre which was to open in House No. 1 of the MfS (Ministry for State Security) in Berlin. The association members came from the committee Bürgerkomitee Normannenstrasse, formed in 1990 and later joined by the former East Germany,
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Town: Berlin Address: Potsdamer Strasse 50 Phone: +49 30 266 2951 Following designs of Mies van der Rohe, the Neue Nationalgalerie, or New National Gallery, has been dubbed a ‘temple of light and glass’ and houses a collection of European painting and sculpture from the 20th Century. The site features permanent displays of works by Edvard Munch, Kirchner, Feininger, Paul Klee, Otto Dix , Kokoschka, and others, but also a number of special temporary exhibitions each year.
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Town: Berlin Address: Schloßstrasse 70 Phone: +49 30 3435 7315 The Scharf-Gerstenberg collection is housed in a building erected in the 1850s by architect Friedrich August Stüler and is situated opposite of the Charlottenburg Palace. Architects Sunder-Plassmann have also designed a glazed entrance area with a café, thus making the courtyard between the Scharf-Gerstenberg Museum, the Museum of Local History, the Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik and the Natural Science Collection a new ensemble of urban architecture.
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Town: Berlin Address: Schloßstrasse 69b Phone: +49 30 42 40 54 The Abguss collection of antique sculptures encompasses some 1,600 plaster replicas of Greek and Roman sculptures, from the 3rd Century BC to the year 500 AD. The extensive displays constitute a serious part of the studies of both students and scholars, and the collection is continuously expanded. The site also attracts the general public. Since June 1989, a portion of the museum's collections has been displayed via regularly rotating exhibitions held throughout the year.
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Town: Berlin Address: Bodenstrasse 1 Phone: +49 30 2 66 36 66 Price: 4 - 8 EUR The Altes Museum or Old Museum, which operated as the Royal Museum until 1845, is located on Berlin's Museum Island. The site was built between 1825 and 1828 by architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the Neo-Classical style to hold the Prussian Royal family's collection of art. Following a massive restoration in 1966, the museum has housed the collection of the Berlin Museum Group.
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