Things To Do In Berlin
There is enough excitement in Berlin to keep every visitor happy, and with over 50 museums, tours, galleries and sights there is plenty to choose from.
Also known as the Berlin Cathedral, is probably the grandest building in the city and is popular with all visitors. The Dome is magnificent in its size and architecture as well as its great views of central Berlin.
At the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing offers an interesting insight to the history of where East Germany met West Germany. Exhibitions in the popular museum include brick work from the Wall and stories about escape attempts.
This is another great way to take in lots of the city's iconic and famous landmarks. A cruise down the River Spree is a relaxing peaceful way to enjoy the sights, especially during the summer!
The museum is one of the most visited places in Berlin and is popular for a very good reason as it is home to one of the most extensive collections of treasures found in the city.
Formerly known as the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum, was the fourth museum to be built on museum island. The baroque style building houses a varied array of exhibitions including Byzantine art, the sculpture collection and the numismatic collection.
Alte National Gallery
This is another member of the museum island ensemble. The neoclassical building which was styled on a Greek temple and is home to some of Germany’s most treasured works of 19th century art and includes work by Adolph Menzel Edouard Manet, Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir.
The Jewish Museum Berlin
A visit takes you through the history of the resident Jewish community in Germany and the contribution they made to the country. There is an exhibit dedicated to the harrowing memories of the Holocaust. The modern style building was designed by Daniel Libeskind and is based on the Star of David.
This forms part of the Kulturforum museum complex situated to the south of the Tiergarten. It is also referred to as the Old Masters Museum and contains a fantastic compilation of early European art, including the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings in the world. Other famous names represented here are Botticelli, Rubens, Dürer, Titian, Goya and Velasquez.
The Egyptian Museum
known locally as the Agyptische Museum and Papyrussammlung, the museum has an extensive Ancient Egyptian art and papyrus collection. There are some famous pieces including the bust of Queen Nefertiti and the ‘Berlin Green Head’ on display here.
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