Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für GestaltungR3 How did the Bauhaus group imagine life in the cities of the future? Inspired by the Bauhaus Collection and the special exhibition by Hélène Binet, visitors can sketch and plan their own models.
Grand National Mother Lodge „To the 3 globes“R3 BBQ specialities from Thuringia region
18:00-18:30, 20:00-20:30, 22:00-22:30
Museum im Alten WasserwerkIn the permanent exhibition you can find out more about the interesting history of Berlin's water supply and sewage disposal. Come with us on a journey to Berlin through the centuries in a unique late 19th century industrial complex.
Museum of Musical InstrumentsR1 R3 R4 R5 Rolls of thunder and twittering birds, the wail of sirens and ringing of bells – Jörg Joachim Riehle plays on the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ.
Schwules Museum*R3 Book flea market in the library of the Schwules Museum*
18:30-19:00, 20:30-21:00, 22:00-22:30
Bertelsmann Unter den Linden 1R1 R7 On a tour you can see many artworks, some of which were created especially for the building.
Berlin Wall MemorialR5 When the Berlin Wall was built, the U-Bahn and S-Bahn networks were divided. The trains that drove through East Berlin rolled slowly through empty stations watched over by GDR guards. Collection director Manfred Wichmann takes visitors through the exhibition at Nordbahnhof station, relates escape attempts through the train tunnels and highlights the absurdity of the underground division of the city.
GemäldegalerieR1 R3 R4 R5 Bertram L orenz, master gilder, on the painting "Merry Company" (around 1622-24) by Willem Pietersz Buytewech
19:00-19:20, 20:00-20:20, 22:00-22:20, 23:00-23:20, 00:00-00:20
Schwules Museum*R3 Berlin was and is a hotspot of queer culture and a laboratory for new ways of life. Then and now the city harbours the promise that conventions can be broken and alternatives ventured. By means of artworks and interviews on queer concepts of life and Berlin as a living environment, the Schwules Museum* deals with sexuality, desire, sex, pairing, family and death.
St. Matthäus-KircheR1 R3 R4 R5 Inspired by the exhibition “After the Rain”, Sibylle Nägele and Joy Markert from the Literature Salon Potsdamer Staße talk to Helga Cent-Velden, who as a “Trummerfrau” helped to clear the rubble of post-war Berlin.
German Historical MuseumR1 R7 They don't sing in churches or in concert halls, but in pubs: 35 (new) Berliners, aged 20-45, who have formed the Berlin Pub Choir. Some are professional musicians, all of them visibly enjoy singing in the choir. With songs from the Beach Boys and Herbert Grönemeyer to Rihanna and Coldplay, alternating with DJ Matze, they are sure to put you in a good mood. If you like, sing along!
Domäne DahlemR6 The Long Night of Museums has its first a capella festival. Top Berlin choirs and ensembles create an rousing mix of museum, fine dining and pop/ jazz singing.
KulturforumR1 R3 R4 R5 Premiere of the documentary (ARTE/rbb) about the life and work of the Florentine artist, whose pictures continue to inspire art, fashion and advertising to this day. After the film there will be a discussion with the film scriptwriter Grit Lederer and Prof. Dr. Bernd Lindemann, director of the Gemäldegalerie, hosted by Maria Ossowski (rbb).
Ibero-Amerikanisches InstitutR1 R3 R4 R5 “Bottom-up globalisation” is changing Latin America's cities. On the one hand, it is seen as a danger to the political and social order; on the other it offers a chance to survive and take part in global consumption. The sociologist Prof. Marianne Braig (Freie Universität Berlin) talks about the informal markets of La Salada (Buenos Aires) and Tepito (Mexico City).
21:00-21:30, 21:30-22:00, 22:00-22:30, 22:30-23:00, 23:00-23:30, 23:30-00:00, 00:00-00:30, 00:30-01:00
Gaslicht-Kultur e.V. – RundfahrtR3 For the Long Night of Museums visitors can take a tour on the top deck of a double-decker bus and discover interesting facts about the history and current state of Berlin’s gas-lit scenery. Where can you still find gas lamps in Berlin? What different types are there? How do modern gas lamps work?