+ 7 museums +
some important museums.
The State Museums of Berlin (SMB) offer a great bargain: a 3-day-ticket (named “Schaulust”, € 19) covers all their 60 (or so) museums. It can be purchased in any SMB museum. On Thu evening, from 4 hours before any SMB museum closes, admission is free for everybody. The ones marked with (SMB) below belong to the State Museums of Berlin.
Here a choice of places:
Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
Alte Nationalgalerie (SMB)
Mon closed, Thu 10-22, other days 10-18. Located on the island just east of the Zeughaus, 19th century European art.
Pergamon Museum (SMB)
Daily 10-18, Thu 10-22. Shows (among other things) a giant 120 meter altar frieze from Pergamon, the Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate from Nebuchadnezzar´s Babylon – right, the entire thing.
Altes Museum (SMB)
Daily 10-18, Thu 10-22. shows ancient Roman and Greek art.
Temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Admission € 8. Mon closed, Tue-Fri 10-18, Sat 11-20, Sun 11-18.
Admission € 4.50. Mon closed, Tue-Fri 9-17:30, Sat/Sun 10-18.
If you can´t make it to Munich´s Deutsches Museum at least visit this one: what Germany is famous for, still good at and propels our economy is engineering. This museum boasts every bit of it from early industrialization to space age.
Right on the river Spree, directly opposite the Berlin Cathedral. Open daily 10-20, admission € 5.50. This interactive exhibition gives you a hands-on experience of everyday life in the GDR. It has a shop with lovely folding models of concrete-slab GDR architecture – and of course original pieces of The Wall, certified authentic.