Mitte/Tiergarten Museums, Berlin

Mitte/Tiergarten Museums, Berlin
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Berlin boasts a number of world-famous museums and hundreds of galleries attracting art lovers and hosting art festivals and events. The exhibitions range from large to small, local to international. This walking tour features all of Berlin's major museums and galleries in Mitte and Tiergarten.

Mitte/Tiergarten Museums - Route Map

Guide Name: Mitte/Tiergarten Museums
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Author: clare
Jüdisches Museum

1) Jüdisches Museum (must see)

The Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin), in Berlin, Germany, covers two millennia of German Jewish history. It consists of two buildings. One is the old Kollegienhaus, a former courthouse, built in the 18th century. The other, a new addition specifically built for the museum, designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. This was one of the first buildings in Berlin designed after German reunification. The museum opened to the public in 2001. The original Jewish Museum in...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Mauermuseum Haus

2) Mauermuseum Haus

Situated at the famous Cold War period Checkpoint Charlie, that once separated East and West Berlin, Mauermuseum is truly unique. It features some really fascinating artifacts—original gadgets and tools—employed by Eastern Germans to escape to the West, from hot-air balloon to Trebant car to chairlift. The small car, whose trunk wasn't even thought of as fit to accommodate a person and therefore wasn't checked at the border, presents quite a sight. Another bizarre container for...   view more
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Topography of Terror Museum

3) Topography of Terror Museum (must see)

The Gestapo and SS Headquarters in Berlin is the location of an outdoor museum called the Topography of Terror. It is a chilling memorial of one of the most cruel interrogation agencies since the inquisition.

The Gestapo and SS headquarters was the building where people who were regarded as a threat to the Nazi regime were questioned tortured and killed. It was completely ruined during the Berlin bombings of World War II and only the cellars survived. In 1987, a group of students excavated...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin

4) Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin (must see)

Deutsches Technikmuseum or the German Museum of Technology opened as the Transport and Technology Museum in 1983. In 1996, it was renamed and became the repository of over 100 technical collections with varying themes.

The early Transport and Technology Museum was envisaged by a group of citizens of Berlin called the Society for the Re-establishment of a Transport Museum in Berlin. The efforts of the group bore fruit when the Museum was established in 1982. The Deutsches Technikmuseum was...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
New National Gallery

5) New National Gallery (must see)

Neue Nationalgalerie at the Kulturforum is a museum for modern art, mostly by Germans, in Berlin, with its main focus on the early 20th century. The museum building and its sculpture gardens were designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and opened in 1968. The collection features a number of unique highlights of modern 20th century art. Particularly well represented are Cubism, Expressionism, the Bauhaus and Surrealism. The collection owns masterpieces of artists like Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Gemäldegalerie

6) Gemäldegalerie (must see)

The Gemäldegalerie is an art museum in Berlin, Germany. It holds one of the world's leading collections of European art from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Its collection includes masterpieces from such artists as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. It was first opened in 1830, and was rebuilt in 1998. The Gemäldegalerie prides itself on its scientific methodology in collecting and displaying art. Each room can...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Bauhaus Archive (Museum of Design)

7) Bauhaus Archive (Museum of Design)

The Bauhaus Archive (German: Bauhaus-Archiv) Museum of Design, in Berlin, collects items, documents and literature which relate to the Bauhaus School (1919 - 1933), one of the most influential schools of architecture, design, and art of the 20th century and puts them on public display. The Bauhaus Archive was founded in Darmstadt in 1960. Walter Gropius and other members of the Bauhaus movement gave their support. The collection grew so quickly that a dedicated museum seemed attractive and...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia

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