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Berlin Contemporary Art Galleries

Berlin is home to more than a hundred museums so it’s no wonder why this city is considered a treasure trove for lovers of culture, history, and the arts. As one of the cultural capitals of Europe, Berlin offers all kinds of museums for the art lovers – from the acclaimed Dahlem Museum Complex to the historical wonders of the Pergamon Museum, deciding which museum to visit might be a bit daunting. But fret not, for we’ve rounded up some of the best Berlin museums that every art lover should not fail to visit.

Top Berlin Art Galleries

Best Berlin Museums

The Pergamon Museum

As the centrepiece of Berlin’s Museum Island District, Pergamon Museum is no doubt, Berlin’s most famous museum. This museum was opened in 1930 and houses an impressive collection of full-size reconstruction of different ancient buildings. All in all, the...

Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island (Including Public Transport & Discounts)

1. Berlin WelcomeCard Museum Island (Including Public Transport & Discounts)

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  • Discovering Berlin has never been this enjoyable as this allow up to 72 hours of unlimited tour to witness Berlin museums.
  • This welcome card allows you to tour more than 200 attractions such as another UNESCO World Heritage spot.
  • You will be given a pocket size travel guide book that will aid you to the must see sites, and...
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The Dahlem Museum Complex

The Dahlem Museum Complex is like three museums in one. It consists of the Museum of Ethnography, Asian Art Museum, and the Museum of European Culture. It’s home to Germany’s most significant collections of artefacts and treasures, including the world’s largest collection of European arts and crafts.

Fast track Madame Tussauds and AquaDom & SEA LIFE

2. Fast track Madame Tussauds and AquaDom & SEA LIFE

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  • The combo ticket that allows its holders to circumvent long queues at two of the top attractions of the German capital.
  • Madame Tussauds is a museum of wax figures, allowing visitors to get personal with their role models.
  • AquaDom & SEA LIFE exhibits a wide array of aquatic species.
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The Neues Museum

If you’re fascinated with Egyptian history and culture, the Neues Museum is the best museum for you to visit. It features a numerous collection of important artefacts from Egypt’s past as well as a remarkable Papyrus Collection. Neues Museum is also home to the Collection of Classical Antiquities and the Museum of Pre- and Early History.

Berlin Dungeon Ticket

3. Berlin Dungeon Ticket

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  • A scary journey through the Berlin past that is about 800 years long.
  • The introduction of some of the city's most notorious residents in an unsettling environment.
  • Priority entry allows visitors to circumvent long queues.
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The Gemäldegalerie

The Gemäldegalerie is where you will find the main collections of the Berlin State Museum. It’s highly regarded for having the world’s leading collections of European paintings that date back to the middle Ages up until the Neo-Classical Period.

Skip the Line: Mauermuseum Checkpoint Charlie Entrance Ticket Berlin

4. Skip the Line: Mauermuseum Checkpoint Charlie Entrance Ticket Berlin

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  • The museum exhibits items and artifacts relating to the Cold War of the 20th century.
  • Its premises used to be the place where escapes from East Berlin were planned.
  • Berlin Wall Museum displays various interesting exhibits, including a submarine and an airplane.
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Museum of Decorative Arts (Kunstgewerbemuseum)

The Museum of Applied Arts of Berlin was established in 1868. It’s one of Berlin’s most significant and highly regarded art galleries of all time. It displays a huge collection of European arts from the Middle Ages up until the present.

Your ticket to The Wall Museum Berlin

5. Your ticket to The Wall Museum Berlin

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  • Exciting, multimedia and emotional.

    The true story of the wall.

    A must for anyone who wants to grasp one of the most dramatic historical events in German history.

    The audiovisual exhibition spans a dramatic arc from the German division and the construction of the Berlin Wall over the Cold War and the fate of the victims of the...
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The New National Gallery is an impressive art gallery that’s housed in steel and glass structure built in 1968. It features a square hall and a beautiful terrace that displays a remarkable collection of sculptures by famous artists Henry Moore and Alexander Calder.

Asisi Panorama Berlin Ticket

6. Asisi Panorama Berlin Ticket

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  • The Panorama presents the Berlin Wall, which was built in 1961 and overcome in 1989, looking towards the district of Mitte from Kreuzberg, giving an impression of what it was like to live at and with the Wall on a fictitious autumn day in the 1980s. The scenes and stories in the Panorama feature people in their everyday lives: moving house,...
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Public Guided Tour &  German Spy Museum Berlin

7. Public Guided Tour & German Spy Museum Berlin

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  • Ticket for one visit to the German Spy Museum Berlin for an unlimited time within the opening times from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, including a guided tour in English through the exhibition with a tour guide at 3:00...
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Public Guided Tour &  (german)

8. Public Guided Tour & (german)

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  • This option includes a ticket for one visit to the Spy Museum Berlin for an unlimited time within the opening times from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and a guided tour in German through the exhibition at 4:00...
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Madame Tussauds Berlin Admission Ticket

9. Madame Tussauds Berlin Admission Ticket

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  • Enjoy a visit to Madame Tussauds in Berlin with your admission ticket. Totally interactive Sets, amazing costumes, exciting music and modern techniques, it’s all inside. Experience your one-of-a-kind WOW moments and meet your idols closer than...
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Madame Tussauds Berlin Happy Hour Ticket

10. Madame Tussauds Berlin Happy Hour Ticket

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  • The ultimate offer for all smart spenders in a hurry: Save time and money with the HAPPY HOUR Ticket for Madame Tussauds Berlin! Valid from Monday to Friday from 4 pm until last admission. Enjoy your visit to Madame Tussauds in Berlin: Totally interactive Sets, amazing costumes, exciting music and modern techniques, it’s all inside. Experience...
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Monday + Tuesday Offer 2 FOR 1: Madame Tussauds Berlin

11. Monday + Tuesday Offer 2 FOR 1: Madame Tussauds Berlin

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  • Experience your one-of-a-kind WOW moments at Madame Tussauds Berlin. At Madame Tussauds Berlin you will experience far more than just lifelike wax figures. Thanks to impressive sceneries, elaborate costumes, exciting music and modern techniques you will be able to delve interactively into the world and lives of your favorite A-listers. We’ll...
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Little Big City Berlin Entrance Ticket

12. Little Big City Berlin Entrance Ticket

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  • Located at the foot of the iconic Berlin TV Tower (Berliner Fernsehturm), Little BIG City brings to life Berlin’s rich history in beautifully crafted 3D miniature sets. In just under an hour, experience seven periods of time in Berlin, from the birth of the city up to modern-day Berlin. View a magnificent cityscape of Berlin through time and...
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Combo: Berlin Dungeon and Madame Tussauds Ticket

13. Combo: Berlin Dungeon and Madame Tussauds Ticket

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  • Enjoy a visit to two popular attractions in Berlin with this combo ticket and visit Madame Tussauds and the Berlin Dungeon during your stay in...
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Conclusion

So these are some of the best museums in Berlin. If you’re wondering which art museum to visit, the list above should get you covered. You can both save time and money by booking the Berlin tours and attractions tickets. If you wanted a more convenient way to see Berlin, including the museums mentioned above, then check out the Berlin hop on hop off bus.