Long Night of Museums
Long Night of Museums is now a pivotal point in the Berlin cultural calendar. So if you happening to be in the city on the 17th May this is not an event you want to miss.
The hub for the Long Night is the Kulturforum at Potsdamer Platz so if you are looking for more detailed info about the night’s programme you can head there.
There will be more than a hundred events, large and small, across the city so there is even an app for that which will give you a list of events and times so you can work out your own itinerary.
Set in a gorgeous art deco building designed by Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus Archive Museum displays selected works from the world famous Bauhaus art and design school.
Computer Game Museum
Do you have a secret fondness for original Pong and other arcade games? Then the Computer Game Museum is probably somewhere you should visit.
An enduring symbol of East Germany this amazing little car now has its own dedicated museum.
One of Berlin’s most famous artists is celebrated here at the Zille Museum. With work by the artist plus sketches, personal letters and photographs you can get a real sense of Heinrich Zille’s life.
The night kicks off at 6pm and finishes around 2am and there will be special shuttle buses to take you to the more out of town sites. Get an all-in ticket for €18, which gets you on all the shuttle buses and selected public transport, and grants you admission to any of the participating museums.
The following day is International Museum Day so if you can’t quite stay up as late as you’d like many of the venues will have free entry on this day so you can catch up with stuff you missed last night.