18:30-18:45, 19:30-19:45, 20:30-20:45, 21:30-21:45, 22:30-22:45, 01:30-01:45
GDR MuseumR1 R7 Have a guess! The winner can be one of only a few to enter Spreepark and experience the summer theatre piece “Phantom under the Ferris Wheel”, presented by the DDR Museum.
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?
Police Historical CollectionR4 Get an idea of how police officers work in the police headquarters! Officers from different departments are ready to answer your questions. Hear about Ernst Gennat, who in 1926 established the first homicide commission in the world and convicted numerous serial murderers. Let the portraitist capture your likeness. In the foyer of the police headquarters the Berlin police's former motorbike sport group greets you. And we'll also cater to your refreshment needs.
18:20-19:05, 19:30-20:15, 21:30-22:15, 23:00-23:45
Museum für Naturkunde BerlinR5 About dwarves and giants
Deutsche KinemathekR1 R4 R5 No other German actor had a comparable career to Marlene Dietrich. The archivist of the Marlene DietrichCollectionBerlin guides visitors through the museum and focuses on the 1940s, when the actress was active in the fight against National Socialism.
Mori Ôgai Memorial SiteR5 Ayatori, a form of cat's cradle for one or two hands, is one of Japan's most popular children’s games. Yumi Okuyama shows what formations can be created with a cord loop and which are especially well-known in her home country.
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).
Museum of Decorative ArtsR1 R3 R4 R5 Keep an eye out!What kind of Long Nighter are you? More of a curious explorer or a speedy sightseer? An inquiring observer or a creative doer? We want you to join the conversation on the Long Night of Museums. Keep an eye out for different offers – find out more information and join a tour in the museum foyer.
19:30-21:00, 21:30-23:00, 23:30-01:00
Berlin-Hohenschönhausen MemorialR2 Visitors are shown the railway carriage used to transport prisoners ("Grotewohl Express"), the office rooms and the guards' sauna.
19:00-19:45, 20:00-20:45, 21:00-21:45, 22:00-22:45
Deutscher DomR1 R7 R7 Would you like to have a go at being a member of parliament? For 45 minutes up to 50 visitors can play a role in a copy of the parliamentary plenary hall. Visitor guides moderate the game, in which you can learn a lot about the course of these meetings, the seating plan, the functions of parliamentarians and the legislative process.
Museum der Unerhörten Dingeor About the cat fight
The KennedysR5 Thomas Steg was the deputy parliamentary spokesperson from 2002 to 2009 and is now a communications consultant responsible for Volkswagen's international PR. What does a communications and media expert make of John F. Kennedy's self-staging in the magazines and the then new medium, television? To what extent did Kennedy set standards in political communication, and what challenges do politicians face today?
19:00-19:30, 21:00-21:30, 22:00-22:30
German Historical MuseumR1 R7 Führung in englischer Sprache
Museum für Naturkunde BerlinR5 125 Jahre in der Invalidenstraße – Zur Geschichte der Ausstellungen
18:00-18:30, 19:00-19:30, 20:00-20:30
German Historical MuseumR1 R7 Curator Sabine Beneke explains how the permanent exhibition was created.
Topography of TerrorR4 Prof. Andreas Nachama talks to Peter Jochen Winters, who won the 1965 German Journalists' Prize for his documentation of the Frankfurt Auschwitz trial.
19:00-19:30, 20:30-21:00, 22:00-22:30, 23:30-00:00, 01:00-01:30
Schloss CharlottenburgR3 Sophie Charlotte (1668-1705), the bright and worldly wife of Prussian King Frederick I, loved music and philosophy. Following her early death, her muse residence Lietzenburg was renamed Charlottenburg. Palace director Rudolf G. Scharmann guides visitors through the grand rooms of the first Prussian queen.
Berlin Wall MemorialR5 The Chapel, constructed with a packed earth technique, is exceptional not only in architectural terms: it was built on the former border zone of the Berlin Wall, on the site of the former Church of Reconciliation, before this was demolished under orders from the GDR government in 1985. The priest Thomas Jeutner and the chairman of the church's advisory board, Rainer Just, provide insights into the unique construction history of the chapel.
asisi Panorama BerlinR4 R7 How high was the wall? What is a “Mauerspecht”? Join in and win a small prize! Let yourself be transported back to 1980s Berlin and take a look over the border zone from West to East Berlin-Geschichte.
Museum of Musical InstrumentsR1 R3 R4 R5 A multimedia meeting with musical culture from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods, presented by Bernhard Morbach
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Information Centre)R1 R5 Visitors can choose from 150 video interviews telling the life stories of those persecuted under National Socialism.
German Historical MuseumR1 R7 Why does a museum collect old things? What do these objects tell us about how people used to live? How are they kept safe? We're off on a journey of discovery through the 18th and 19th centuries and take another look at original exhibits. For accompanied children aged 5-7.
Berlinische GalerieR4 Anna Wriedt, museum assistant, illuminates photographic works from F. Albert Schwartz to Michael Schmidt.