Berlin is filled with world-class museums.
You might start with Museum Island. This group of museums include the Pergamon Museum, the Bode Museum, the Old Museum, the Old National Gallery, and the New Museum.
In these museums, you can see everything from Ancient Egyptian sculptures to 19th-century European paintings.
But some of the best European paintings are at the Gemäldegalerie. The collection includes masterpieces from Vermeer, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Raphael.
Or head over to the New National Gallery to see modern masterpieces from the likes of Picasso and Miró.
The Berggruen Museum is small, but also contains many important pieces of modern art.
The Berlinische Galerie also has an impressive collection of modern art, and all of it was created right in Berlin.
When you’ve had enough art, visit one of Berlin’s history museums.
The German Historical Museum covers German history from prehistoric times through World War II.
The Jewish Museum is the place to go for a look at the history of Germany’s Jewish people from the middle ages through the Holocaust, and after.
An even closer look at the Holocaust can be found at the Topography of Terror. This museum documents the atrocities committed under the Nazi regime.
Berlin has a dark history but it’s important to look back while appreciating the vibrant culture that thrives in Berlin today.