Museums in Berlin
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Die Alte Nationalgalerie ist ein Kunstmuseum in Berlin. Das zwischen 1867 und 1876 erbaute Gebäude gehört zum Ensemble der Museumsinsel. In der Alten Nationalgalerie werden Werke des Klassizismus, der Romantik, des Biedermeier, des Impressionismus und der beginnenden Moderne ausgestellt.
ist Teil des Museumsensembles auf der Berliner Museumsinsel. Als Dreiflügelanlage beherbergt das Museum die Antikensammlung mit den Architektursälen und dem Skulpturentrakt, das Vorderasiatische Museum und das Museum für islamische Kunst.
It was built by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in neo-classic style between 1825 and 1828 and houses the antiquity collection of the Berlin State museums. The landmark-protected building is one of the outstanding examples of this epoch and is considered a high-water mark in Schinkel’s architectural career.
It grew out of the Egyptian department of king Frederick Wilhelm III’s art collection on the recommendation of Alexander von Humboldt. In 1920, James Simon bequeathed to the museum among other pieces the bust of queen Nefertiti, centerpiece of the collection.
It was inaugurated as Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm Museum in 1904 and also belongs to Unesco’s cultural heritage. It houses the sculpture collection, the museum for Byzantine art, and coin collection.
NEW NATIONAL GALLERY
Dubbed ‘shining temple of glass’, it houses European paintings and sculptures of the 20th century, from classic modernism through the art of the 1960s. Here we find works by Munch, Kirchner, Picasso, Klee, Feininger, Dix, and Kokoschka.
GERMAN HISTORIC MUSEUM
It is dedicated to the ‘understanding and appreciation of the bond between the German and all other European nations”. It is home to 300 years of collection history from the Zeughaus (military provisions storehouse), Museum for German History (GDR) and the German History Museum.
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
It comprises a treasure trove of archival material for the history of the earth and life sciences. Centerstage takes Brachiosaurus brancai, the world’s largest dinosaur skeleton. “Jurascope” has dinosaurs roaming in their virtual environment.
It reflects on two millennia of German-Jewish history, with all the peaks and valleys experienced by Jews and Gentiles in Germany. The museum has a permanent collection, several temporary exhibitions, a large archive, the Rafael Roth Learning Center and research facilities.
THE DDR MUSEUM
is an interactive museum located in the center of Berlin. Its permanent exhibit depicts the daily lives and everyday customs in the former GDR. You will find it below the Karl Liebknecht bridge in the Dom Aquarée, across the Berlin Cathedral. Unlike is the case in other museums, a great many of the exhibits may be touched.
MUSEUM FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Since 2004, the museum has turned out to be a favorite haunt for photo enthusiasts from all over the world. More than 700,000 visitors came during recent years to see exhibitions by the Helmut Newton foundation on “Sex and landscapes” to “Newton, Nachtwey, Lachapelle: Men, War, and Peace” to “Pigozzi and the Paparazzi”.
LOXX BERLIN IN MINIATURE FORMAT
The extensive miniature world shows the capital city from a unique vantage point. TV tower, zoo, Brandenburg gate or chancery—stroll at a relaxed pace through the cityscape in 1:87 ratio.
HAMBURG STATION—MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART—BERLIN
Hamburg Station was conceived in 1874 as a rail station terminal. From the entrance hall, you will reach the twin-floor western Ehrenhoff wing, which is dedicated as permanent exhibit space to the works of Joseph Beuys. Its eastern wing is occupied by a restaurant and auditorium. The large hall and modern galleries are used for special exhibitions.