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The top museums in Berlin

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Der Platz vor dem Technikmuseum im Sonnenschein. Zu sehen sind große Betonbuchstaben, die auf dem Vorplatz das Wort "Technikmuseum" bilden.

Is your thirst for knowledge as endless as the queue in front of our customer centers? Then you should check out this list of Berlin's top museums as soon as possible! Whether it's art, history or technology that makes your heart beat faster – there's something for everyone here.

Museums Island

Art and culture by the water 
The UNESCO World Heritage site in the middle of the Spree River is a must-see for art and architecture enthusiasts. The magnificent buildings, commissioned by Prussian kings, today house five cultural highlights: the Altes Museum, the Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Bode-Museum, and the Pergamon Museum. To see as much as possible, it’s best to plan an entire day for the Museum Island.

And if you want to admire a piece of art on your way there, you can look forward to a special attraction: the new metro station. With its opening in July 2021, the U5 line is now complete and brings you directly to your destination. The station’s ceiling is particularly remarkable, featuring a sparkling starry sky. Architect Max Dudler designed the illusion of a night sky with over 6,600 stars in a deep blue vault, 20 metres underground in the metro station.

You can find more detailed information and plan your visit accordingly on the Museum Island website.

Arrival by public tranport

Subway | U6 (S+U Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn | S1, S2, S25 (S+U Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (S Hackescher Markt)
Tram | M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (S Hackescher Markt)
Bus | TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (S+U Friedrichstraße)

Plan your trip to Museum Island now! Alternatively, you can download our Fahrinfo-app and purchase the right ticket directly.

German Museum of Technology

Technology that moves the world
Over 26,500 m², the museum presents milestones in rail, air, and maritime technology, as well as many other revolutions that have completely transformed our lives. From old steam locomotives and fighter jets to printing presses and more, you can discover and marvel at how technology has changed and developed over the centuries.

But the German Museum of Technology is also a place to experiment yourself:  adults and children alike can experience technology history and interact with it through workshops and experiments.

You can find a lot more information on the website of the Deutsches Technikmuseum.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U1, U3, U7 (U Möckernbrücke); U1, U2, U3 (U Gleisdreieck)
S-Bahn | S1, S2, S25, S26 (S Anhalter Bahnhof)
Bus | M29 (Schöneberger Brücke); M29 (U Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park)

To plan your journey, use our connection search or our Fahrinfo-app. This allows you to buy the right mobile ticket directly.

Jewish Museum

History and culture that move you
The largest Jewish museum in Europe takes you on a journey through 1,700 years of German-Jewish history, keeping memories of the past alive. It also highlights contemporary Jewish culture that enriches Berlin today, with striking images and moving stories. To make this accessible for kids, the Anoha children’s museum opened in summer 2021, offering free entry for children. A highlight awaits you right at the entrance: the Jewish Museum building, designed by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind in the 1990s.

Would you like more information? Find out more on the website of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Arrival by public transport

Subway| U1, U3, U6 (U Hallesches Tor); U6 (U Kochstraße)
Bus | 248 (Jüdisches Museum); M29 (Lindenstraße/Ecke Oranienstraße); M41 (Zossener Brücke)

Plan your route via our connection search or use our Fahrinfo-app and buy the right mobile ticket directly.

GDR Museum

Scenes of a dramatic division
Experience 40 years of life behind barbed wire and walls under constant surveillance by state security. The GDR Museum showcases life in the German Democratic Republic, focusing on everyday life and culture from the past. It aims to provide children and teenagers with an interactive insight into their parents’ or grandparents’ past. With a Trabant driving simulation and real GDR toys, even the youngest visitors can dive into the past, up close and hands-on.

You can find out more about the opening hours and other offers of the DDR Museum on the museum's official homepage.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U2, U5, U8 (S+U Alexanderplatz); U5 (U Rotes Rathaus); U5 (U Museumsinsel)
S-Bahn | S3, S5, S7, S9 (S+U Alexanderplatz); S3, S5, S7, S9 (S Hackescher Markt)
Tram | M4, M5, M6 (Spandauer Str./Marienkirche); M4, M5, M6, 12, M1, M8 (S Hackescher Markt); 12 (Am Kupfergraben)
Bus | 100, 200 (Spandauer Str./Marienkirche); 100, 300 (U Museumsinsel); 200, 300 (U Rotes Rathaus); 300 (Lustgarten); 147 (Berliner Schloss)

You can use our connection search to plan your journey or buy the right mobile ticket directly with the BVG Fahrinfo-app.

Natural History Museum

Revolution of life
With over 30 million objects, the Natural History Museum is one of the largest of its kind. Explore the incredible world of organic life, trace evolution from early primordial soup organisms to modern humans, and embark on a journey to distant stars and planets. A major highlight: the world’s largest dinosaur skeleton of a gigantic Brachiosaurus.

Would you like more information about the Museum für Naturkunde? Then take a look at the museum's official website.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U6 (U Naturkundemuseum)
S-Bahn | S1, S2 (Nordbahnhof); S5, S7 (Hauptbahnhof)
Tram | M5, M8, M10, 12 (U Naturkundemuseum); M5, M8 (Berlin Invalidenpark)
Bus | 245 (U Naturkundemuseum); 120, 123, 142, 245 (Invalidenpark); 142, 245 (Robert-Koch-Platz)

Plan your journey or use our Fahrinfo-app​​​​​​​ to buy tickets directly.

Museum for Communication

From hand axe to smartphone
Spanning over 2,000 years of communication history, this museum covers everything from early cave paintings to the latest smartphones. In the museum’s treasure chamber, visitors can admire particularly famous exhibits: the Red and Blue Mauritius, among the world’s most renowned rare stamps. Regular special exhibitions and thematic focuses invite you to discover the museum anew each time.

Would you like to find out more about the museum? Find out more on the website of the Museum of Communication.

Arrival by public transport

Subway | U2 (U Mohrenstr.); U2, U6 (U Stadtmitte)
Bus | 200, 265 (U Stadtmitte); 300, M48 (U Mohrenstraße); 200, 300, M48 (Leipziger Str./Wilhelmstr.)

Use our connection search for the journey or download the BVG Fahrinfo-app and buy the right ticket directly on your cell phone.