Germany Festivals and highlights

Highlights in Berlin
Picture gallery 

The Gemäldegalerie in Berlin is home to the most beautiful and most humorous paintings by old European masters from the13th to the 18th century. We learn many interesting things about the iconography in the "Dutch painting", compare the various "Saint Sebastian" and search Vanitas - subjects in still life.

 

Address:       Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin
Open hours: every day: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
          Monday:    closed 

 

 

 Old National Gallery

The Old National Gallery as one of the most important German collections of 19th-century art, the Old National Gallery Masterpieces shows, inter alia, by  Caspar David Friedrich, Adolph Menzel, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin. Among the highlights  include Caspar David Friedrich's "The Monk by the Sea" (1808-1810), Arnold Böcklin's "Isle of the Dead" (1883), Adolph  Menzel's "Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sanssouci" (1850-1852) Edouard Manet or "In Winter Garden "(1878-79)

 

Address:       Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin
Open hours: every day: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  1.           Monday:    closed

 Museum of Technology 

Berlin's development as the city is closely associated with the Industrial Revolution and the technical innovations of the 19th century: railway, electricity, automobiles and airplanes. Through the Technical Museum we visit Berlin from a different perspective. To do this: many machines and other gagets.

  

Address:       Trebbiner Straße 9, 10963 Berlin
Open hours: every day: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  1.           Monday:    closed
 Holocaust Memorial  

The Labyrinth of 2711 gray concrete pillars to give the visitor the feeling just to feel alone and scared, as the Jews have felt in Nazi Germany. We check out during our walk, whether the architect Peter Eisenman, this new idea of ​​remembrance succeeded. Then it goes into the photo documentation in the Information Centre at the memorial.

   

Address:      Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin
 Open hours: every day 24 Hours  
  1.            
 East-Side-Gallery

The East Side Gallery is a 1.3 km-long painted stretch of the former Berlin Wall along the Mühlenstrasse in former East Berlin. It is the largest open-air gallery in the world with over one hundred original mural paintings. Galvanised by the extraordinary events which were changing the world, artists from all around the globe rushed to Berlin after the fall of the Wall, leaving a visual testimony of the joy and spirit of liberation which erupted at the time. 

  

Address:       Mühlenstraße (near Oberbaumbrücke), 10243  Berlin
Open hours: every day 24 Hours  
  

Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum Berlin is since its opening in 2001, the outstanding institutions in European museums. An architectural masterpiece, the spectacular Daniel Libeskind has long been a symbol of Berlin. Its exhibitions and permanent collection, educational activities and diverse program of events, the museum is a vibrant center of German-Jewish history and culture.

 

Address:       Lindenstr. 9,10969 Berlin

Open hours: every day 10:00 am – 8:00 pm  

Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz

 In this beautiful setting on 20 January 1942, the Nazis planned the Holocaust against the Jews. In the excellent exhibition on this depressing chapter of German history, we learn a lot about racism and anti-Semitism, the deportations, ghettos, concentration camps, death camps, forced labor and hear original recordings from the Eichmann trial.

 

Address:       Am Großen Wannsee 56-58, 14109 Berlin
 
Open hours: every day 10:00 am – 6:00 pm  

Märkisches Museum

Even if it means Markisches Museum, it is actually the museum of the history of Berlin: the first fishermen huts in the Swamp to industrialization and construction of the Wall. When the museum was opened a little over 100 years ago, it was very special.

 

Address:       Am Köllnischen Park 5, 10179 Berlin
 
Open hours: every day 10:00 am – 6:00 pm  
             Monday:    closed