Kunsthaus DahlemR6 The opening exhibition “Berlin Portrait: Artistic Positions in Berlin's Post-War Modernism 1945-1955” shows over 70 works including sculptures, paintings, graphics and photography. Among the works on display are those by Ruthild Hahne, Karl Hartung, Bernhard Heiliger, Jeanne Mammen, Louise Stomps, Heinz Trökes and Hans Uhlmann. The overarching motif is the examination of the human body – a subject that was particularly addressed by National Socialist propaganda and which provided a challenge of redefinition after 1945.
asisi Panorama BerlinR4 R7 „I'm an 80s kid!“ „I've been looking for freedom“ - whatever your message, send it to all your and our Facebook friends! Upload your photo with the hashtag #Inberlin onto our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/asisi.berlin. Our team will help you capture the perfect photo! From all the participants we will randomly pick 2 winners, who will each receive 2 free tickets and an exhibition book. From all the new “likes” we will also pick five winners of surprise packages.
18:00-18:20, 19:00-19:20, 20:00-20:20, 21:00-21:20, 22:00-22:20, 23:00-23:20, 00:00-00:20, 01:00-01:20
Berlin Story Museum and BunkerR4 The curators guide visitors through the exhibition and draw attention to exciting exhibits. They introduce the bunker rooms and explain what befell the people who gathered here.
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.
asisi Panorama BerlinR4 R7 What do you want to know about the Panorama, the image of the Wall or the artist? Our employees will answer your questions in front of the entrance.
Berlin U-Bahn MuseumIn the Berlin U-Bahn Museum you can touch almost everything. Give the signals in the hand gear signal box, which was the largest in Europe when it first started operations in 1931. Operate the driver's control panel and call through the announcement „Please mind the gap!“ Volunteers will answer all your questions and at the ticket stand you can get your hands on vintage tickets. For the Long Night, a special historic train will take passengers between the U-Bahn stations Wittenbergplatz and Ruhleben. The first departure from Wittenbergplatz will be at 5:21pm, the last departure from Ruhleben at 12:40am.
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.
Zille MuseumR1 R2 Take a look around the Zille Museum and be ready for a few little surprise performances!
18:00-18:30, 19:00-19:30, 20:00-20:30, 21:00-21:30, 22:00-22:30, 01:00-01:30
GDR MuseumR1 R7 Christopher Flade knows Spreepark, the abandoned East Berlin theme park, very well. In an fascinating short talk, he talks about the mixed history of the area, imparts insider knowledge and tells surprising anecdotes. He also has a few treasures from the Spreepark collection in tow.
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.
Vivantes - Ausstellung »totgeschwiegen«The special exhibition is dedicated to the former clinic cemetery. Those who are interested can take an evening stroll across the cemetery.
18:00-18:30, 19:00-19:30, 20:00-20:30, 21:00-21:30, 22:00-22:30, 23:00-23:30
Vivantes - Ausstellung »totgeschwiegen«The exhibition documents the forced sterilisation and murder of mentally ill patients that took place in this and other clinics between 1934 and 1945.Between 6pm and 12am there is a free, wheelchair accessible shuttle bus between the U-Bahn station Kurt-Schumacher-Platz and the clinic.
Berlin-Hohenschönhausen MemorialR2 The Stasi detention centre was located in a military restricted area, shielded from unauthorised persons by walls and watchtowers and marked on maps as an empty plot. A tour through the former restricted area.
Tränenpalast – Palace of TearsR1 Be ready for a little surprise – throughout the evening actors will periodically appear and act out short scenes in the exhibition.
18:30-18:45, 20:30-20:45, 22:30-22:45, 00:30-00:45
Camaro HausR1 R3 R4 R5 The tour offers fascinating insights into the exhibition “In the Reeds”, which shows large-format, summery images by Alexander Camaro. Focusing on the friendship between Camaro and the author Unica Zürn, the tour brings to life the surrealist-inspired post-war years in Berlin.
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.
18:30-18:30, 19:30-20:00, 21:00-21:30
KnoblauchhausR1 R2 The curator Jan Mende demonstrates the impressive musical clock from 1797. Afterwards Imke Küster shows visitors that everyday life in the Biedermeier period wasn't always so sensible and respectable (“bieder”).
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.
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.
19:00-19:30, 21:00-21:30, 23:00-23:30
Stasi Museum BerlinR2 From 1950 to 1990 the Ministry for State Security was based in Berlin Lichtenberg. Here over two square kilometres of land was turned into a restricted area. On a tour, experts and historical witnesses address the history and development of the area.
Berlinische GalerieR4 Ursula Müller, head of the architecture collection, guides visitors through the special exhibition on architecture and town planning in the 1960s in East and West Berlin.
Berlin Wall MemorialR5 25 years after the Fall of the Wall, the Wall has almost completely disappeared from the city. On Bernauer Straße, however, a considerable portion of the border complex has been retained. Join curator Susanne Muhle on a search for traces at the former border zone and discover Wall relics and evidence of the living quarters destroyed by the Wall construction, buried under the ground.
Berlin Wall MemorialR5 Following the construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961, the Versöhnungskirche (Church of Reconciliation) was inaccessible, as it was within the death zone on Bernauer Straße. In 1985 the GDR government had it demolished. After Reunification, the Kapelle der Versöhnung (Chapel of Reconciliation) was constructed on the site. The priest Thomas Jeutner and the chairman of the church's advisory board, Rainer Just, provide insights into the history of the parish, reflecting the division of Berlin, Germany and Europe.