My Berlin Blog

In-depth reviews and articles about this unique city.

Charlotte’s Amazing House of Treasures

The Gründerzeitmuseum, tucked away in Mahlsdorf on the eastern edge of Berlin, is home to a unique collection of furniture, antiques and curios. Its name …

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The Art of Society

Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie is back after almost six years of reconstruction. I can’t imagine a more fitting exhibition space for 20th Century visual arts.  With …

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Making a Grand Entrance

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Bauhaus 100

The famous Bauhaus art school opened in Weimar in 1919 and during its short lifespan it moved to Dessau and then to Berlin. The demands …

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Romantic Art and Wanderlust

Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie is an exquitiste three-storey showcase of 19th Century European art. It is also one of the German capital’s iconic buildings and part of …

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The Beauty of Berlin

Berlin is not among the prettiest cities in Europe, at least not on the surface. But it is undeniably one of the most fascinating. Much of its beauty lies entangled in …

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The Real Thing

Berlin has an incredible 175 museums to choose from.‘20 Berlin Museums That Will Blow Your Mind’, a list recently compiled by the website Hostelworld, is a …

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A Tip-top Night Out

For the final blog of 2016 here is something joyful – a recommendation for a tip-top night out to a Berlin comic operetta; something to …

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An Object Lesson

Das Museum der Dinge is a fascinating treasure-trove. Its name translates into English as ‘The Museum of Things’ and its nearest equivalent in London is …

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Bunker Art

Bunkers and Berlin are synonymous. Designed to protect people or valued materials from falling bombs, during World War II there were bunkers of every kind …

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