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    An experience shared: The Museum Berlin-Karlshorst

    by Bernhadette Updated Jun 16, 2006

    Favorite thing: The museum Berlin-Karlshorst focuses on the Second World-War and its impact for both the Russian and German participants. It shows how soldiers and civilians shared the experience of suffering, loss and death after the German agression against the Sovient Union in 1941.
    Even though situated a bit off the beaten path in Berlin-Karlshorst (Treptow-Köpenick), it's definitely worth while a visit. Besides the permanent and contemporary exhibitions, there is an event in the commemoration of the end of World War II. each May 8th.

    Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
    Zwieseler Straße 4 (Ecke Rheinsteinstraße)
    D-10318 Berlin
    (S-Bahn station "Berlin-Karlshorst" and a 15 min. walk)

    Tel.: 0049-30-501 508-10 or 0049-30-508 832-9
    Fax: 0049-30-501 508 40
    www.museum-karlshorst.de

    Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 6.pm.
    free entrance

    Map:
    www.berlin.de/stadtplan/map.asp?sid=1cc8f7128dc4c59c863c2991cd1ed623&start.x=5&plz=10318&str=Zwieseler+Strasse+4&start=Finden

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    Museum Island

    by bianchis Written Oct 5, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Between the Spree and Kupfergraben there are 5 buildings the Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bodemuseum and the Pergamonmuseum.

    Time was limited so I took a quick peek into the Pergamon museum and lo and behold what treasures there were to be found.

    Things like the Market Tor from Milet 120 after Christ
    Pergamon altar 170 before Christ
    Gods and ceramics
    Winged Genius
    Hephaistion mosaik
    etc.
    So if you are interested its a gem but plan more time for this visit.

    The congress hall (Kongreßhalle) was erected in 1957 as a contribution of the USA. Due to rust at the steel girder parts of the roof it collapsed in 1980, but after the reconstruction in 1987 only a bronze slab reminds on that.

    Fondest memory: Early morning walk from the Government buildings to the Museum Island. Walking in Berlin you really can enjoy the atmosphere and mix with the people.

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    New Jewish Museum

    by Mandy23 Updated Aug 13, 2005

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    Favorite thing: It's an impressive building designed by Daniel Liebeskind. The exhibition is called "Two Millennia of German Jewish history".

    Address:
    Jüdisches Museum
    Lindenstrasse 9-14
    10969 Berlin
    www.jmberlin.de

    Opening Hours
    Monday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Admittance will be granted until 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 9 p.m. on Mondays.

    Admissions
    Adults: 5 €
    Students and Seniors: 2.50 €
    Children under the age of six: free of charge
    Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children):10 €

    Transportation
    U1, U6, U15, Hallesches Tor oder U6, Kochstraße
    Bus 129 Oranienstr./Lindenstr.
    Bus 240 Am Jüdischen Museum
    Bus 341 Blücherplatz

    The ticket gives you also free entry on the day of your visit to the JMB to the Blind Workshop Otto Weidt Museum at 39 Rosenthaler Strasse, Berlin Mitte.

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    Three Day Pass - a must

    by TempNomad Written Jul 26, 2005

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    Gotta have it.

    Favorite thing: If you are planning to see more than two or three museums during your stay, I strongly recommend purchasing the 3-Tage-Karte at the first museum you visit. It lasts for 72 hours, and it includes all the state sponsored museums. This includes the Gemaldegalerie (a must), the Jewish Museum (a must), Pergamonmuseum, and many others. It's 12 Euro for three days. Some museums are 8 Euro just for the visit. It's a great deal. The one day pass is 10 Euro, I believe. It comes with a long list of the museums included. Be aware that many are closed on Mondays, so that may influence your decision.

    Fondest memory: We liked having the card because it meant we could make some quick visits to several museums, as we didn't want to spend three hours in all of them.

    http://www.berlin-tourist-information.de/deutsch/reiseveranstalter/d_rv_museumspass.html

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    Schinkel Museum (Friedrichswerdersche Kirsche)

    by yooperprof Written Dec 16, 2004

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    Schinkel does it again

    Favorite thing: That Karl Friedrich Schinkel sure got around in Berlin! What's more impressive is that he could design in more than one style. Not only was he a master as the austere neo-classicism that helps define "Unter den Linden," he also helped to popularize the neo-Gothic in Germany. This church, just one block to the south of Unter den Linden, is reputed to be the earliest example of 19th century Gothic Revival in Prussia.

    It's been decommissioned as a Church, as now serves as museum of early modern and Baroque sculpture in Germany. It's worth getting a ticket just to have the chance to see the beautiful interior of the structure, which has been carefully restored after much alteration (and destruction) over the years.

    Fondest memory: Werderstrasse; the museum is open 10 am - 6pm Tues. through Sat.

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    New Architecture -- German Historical Museum

    by yooperprof Written Dec 8, 2004

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    A Pei

    Favorite thing: A large, imposing slab of marble rises starkly from a pedestrian plaza - it must be a contemporary design by I.M. Pei!

    I. M. Pei is probably the most famous contemporary architect of museum additions. Two of his most famous designs are the addition to the National Gallery on the Mall in Washington D.C., and the Glass Pyramid entrance at the Louvre in Paris.

    Two of his buildings which I've visited and have featured on my VT pages are the John Hancock Tower in Boston, and the Des Moines (Iowa) Arts Center.

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    Deutsches Historisches Museum

    by fipsi Updated Aug 29, 2004

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    Inside the German Museum of History

    Fondest memory: The German Museum of History at the moment offers temporal exhibitions, by 2005 there will be also a permanent one.

    The modern building is very interesting from an architectual point of view, and besides that the temporal exhibitions are - in my opinion - about very interesting topics. In 2003, for example I saw an exhibition about the problem of lies in media.

    More infos at: www.dhm.de

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    Mass Media - Masses of Media

    by chicabonita Updated Nov 18, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I read this in the Museum fuer Kommunikation

    Fondest memory: Television determintes
    our view of the world
    and our picture of the
    world. News concerning
    what happens, where,
    when and how is supplied
    by ever more television
    stations and delivered to
    our living rooms, and on
    top of that the whole
    world of goods, as well.

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    Old Museum (Altes Museum)

    by Mandy23 Updated Feb 26, 2003

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    Old Museum

    Favorite thing: The museum was built 1825-30 in romanesque-classicistic style, and is the third-oldest in Germany.

    If you look at this photo, then please imagine that the Berlin Dom stands on the right side :P


    Opening Hours:
    Tu-Su 10a.m.-6p.m., Th 10a.m. - 10p.m.

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    Egyptian Museum

    by Alternative Written Jan 26, 2003

    Favorite thing: This museum is definitely worth visiting, hours could be spent looking at all of the diverse artifacts. Once you've paid for admission, you have the option of getting a device that you slip around your neck that'll tell you more about the items you are viewing. The bust of Nefertiti is one of the main attractions luring visitors in. I've gone there once, but still haven't really seen everything. I'll deffinitely be going back, it's worth it! The museum is located in Berlin -Charlottenburg at Schloßstraße70.

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    by greentara Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fondest memory: I love the movie 'Cabaret' so of course a 'must see' for me is Christopher Isherwoods apartment where he stayed in Berlin whilst writing the book. Not sure that's a big deal for everyone else but just in case.........
    You can find it on the Nollendorfstr. 17 Ubahn stop Nollendorfplatz.

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    take a look at KW or...

    by greentara Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: take a look at KW or Kunst-Werke Berlin it's a modern art gallery with a refreshing garden right in the middle.So after you've had a look at the artists ideas on art you can relax in the art garden, yes it's also an exhibition. Although there's this silly little train that goes round and round a tree SO annoying but then what do i understand of another man's idea of art!?

    It's at Auguststr.69 or you can find it on the net under www.kw-berlin.de

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    NEFERTITIAs many other...

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: NEFERTITI
    As many other egyptian wonders, this little statue is here in the Egyptian Museum. It deserves a visit just for Nefertiti, though there are many other egyptian trasures herer.
    Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung. Schloßstraße 70. Berlin-Charlottenburg. Open 10 - 18:00. U-Bhf. Richard-Wagner-Platz. Bus 109, 145, 210, X 21.
    More info about Nefertiti at: http://www.duke.edu/~mcd3/

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    visiting museums -...

    by aolwong Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visiting museums - Pagamormuseum, Bohuas etc.

    Fondest memory: the Palace of Sanssouce & the New Palace in Posdam, both the gardens are huge, actually I think the new palace is better than Sanssouce Palace, the later looks some kinds of odds.

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    Topography of terror

    by deeper_blue Written Apr 2, 2008

    Favorite thing: This exhibit located by the wall near Potsdamer Platz is a collection of pictures and accounts of the Nazi regime and subsequent war in English and German.

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