Museums in Berlin outside the Museum Island
The fascinating city of Berlin is a great option for an unforgettable holiday. Whether you are a fan of sightseeing, museums, nightlife, festivals or opera, Berlin is the best choice for you. In one of the previous articles I have presented you the museums which can be found on the Museum Island. In the following article I will present you the museums of Berlin outside the Museum Island. Some of these museums are the following: the German Historical Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Museum für Naturkunde, the Museum of European Cultures and so on. As you can see, there are numerous museums of all topics in Berlin. If you love to visit museums, Berlin is the place to go.
The German Historical Museum
One of Berlin’s most spectacular museums is the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum). Situated on the famous avenue Unter den Linden, the collections of the museum are dedicated to German history. The museum is housed in the Zeughaus which is considered the avenue’s oldest building. The beautiful Baroque building was constructed between 1695 and 1730. Founded in 1987, the museum was first housed in the Reichstag Building. It was only recently moved to the Zeughaus. The museum can be visited every day from 10:00 until 18:00. (January 2013)
The Jewish Museum
As one of Europe’s largest Jewish museums, the Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the most fascinating museums of the capital city. It is housed in the Libeskind Building, the museum opened its doors to the public in 2001. There are on display fantastic collections relating to the German-Jewish history. This outstanding museum can be visited on Mondays from 10:00 to 22:00 and from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 until 20:00. (January 2013)
The Museum für Naturkunde
If you are a fan of nature, the Museum für Naturkunde is the right choice for you. It is actually a natural history museum which includes a huge number of about 30 million paleontological, zoological and mineralogical specimens. The fascinating museum is the largest of its kind in Germany. It is absolutely a memorable experience not only for the fans of nature, but for everyone, especially for children. They will surely love the dinosaur skeletons. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 to 18:00, on weekends and holidays from 10:00 to 18:00 and it is closed on Mondays. (January 2013)
The Museum of European Cultures
The museum is actually the result of the joinder of the Museum for Folklore and the Europe-Department in the Museum of Ethnography. The Museum of European Cultures is housed in the Dahlem Museums, together with the Museum of Asian Arts and the Ethnological Museum. You can opt for visiting only the Museum of European Cultures or all the three museums mentioned previously.