The former air raid shelter built during the Second World War, near the S-Bahn station Friedrichstraße was bought in 2003 by Christian Boros, to present his art collection. In 2007, the bunker was rebuilt by Realarchitektur (Petra Petersson) to become an exhibition hall with penthouse on top. The Boros Collection consists of contemporary art since 1990. If you want to visit the exhibition, you have to register online (check the link). Dates are often booked weeks in advance. The entrance fee is 15 € / 9 €. The visit is only possible with a guided tour in german or english.
The museum was founded in 1828 by Friedrich Wilhelm III, King of Prussia for the art of antiquity. Architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel built the "Altes Museum" (old museum) in 1830 in classicist style, with a facade dominated by ionic columns. The museum is famous for it's sculpures of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.
The "Old National Gallery" sits above the river Spree like a Greek temple. The museum was opened in 1876 , designed by Schinkels student Stüler. Inside the Alte Nationalgalerie you can admire the works of Caspar David Friedrich, a famous german landscape painter.
The museum was designed by the architect Martin Gropius in 1881. Martin Gropius was an uncle of the famous Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius. The "Martin-Gropius-Bau" is characterized by remarkable exhibitions of contemporary art, photography and archeology.
The Museum of Photography is based on the collection of the "Helmut Newton Foundation" and the photographic collection of the "Kunstbibliothek". The museum is located at the S-Bahn Station Zoo. The bookstore on the ground floor, has a wide selection of excellent books.
The "Deutsche Technikmuseum" (German Museum of Technology) shows, airplanes, railways, automobiles and ships. The museum also offers very interesting exhibitions on the topics of Internet, photography, energy, computer science, chemistry and other fields of research and technology.
The "German Democratic Republic" went down in 1989 and almost everything from the GDR (german: DDR) era disappeared from the scene. Even the "Palace of the Republic" was demolished. If you want to experience how life was in the GDR, you should visit the interactive "DDR Museum" on the banks of the river Spree.
The "Märkische Museum" is located in a brick building from 1908, which cites architectural elements from the brick churches of Mecklenburg and Brandenburg. The exhibition shows the history of Berlin by means of art objects, objects of everyday culture, models, photographs and historical finds.
The station "Hamburger Bahnhof" was opened in 1846 and combined the capital Berlin with the harbur city of Hamburg. As early as 1884 the station became to small and was shut down. Since 1996, it is used as an exhibition hall for Contemporary Art.