Berlin’s museums reflect the complex historical background of the city; spanning antiquity to the present and beyond, they are dedicated to the most various cultural themes, from archaeology to contemporary art, from history to modern architecture and design.
Some of the most renowned institutions are located in the Museuminsel, an island which stands in the heart of the city and in the middle of the Spree river, and possibly the place you should not miss, definitely. The Museuminsel is currently undergoing a major project of renovation and urban redevelopment, aimed to unify all its museums into a coherent ensemble, and to make it one of the largest and most advanced cultural districts in the world.
Yet, we suggest you to take your time and visit also other extraordinary venues across the capital of Germany – such as those located around and inside the Charlottenburg Palace, and in the Kulturforum area -, or the acclaimed Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind, the equally impressive Topography of Terror, and the outstanding Bauhaus design museum.
Cover image: panoramic view of Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin; photo by Thomas Keller