Unique museums

© Deutsches Currywurst Museum Berlin

© Deutsches Currywurst Museum Berlin

 

Berlin has more museums than rainy days. From A as in “asisi Panorama Berlin” to Z as in “Zweiradmuseum”, there is really something for everyone. Here is our list of Berlin’s top 10 extraordinary museums.

1. Currywurstmuseum

The sausage is the crux of the matter! In the Deutsches Currywurst Museum Berlin everything revolves around this Berlin cult fast food. You will need to use your nose as well as your taste buds to fully appreciate all that it has to offer. Look forward to seeing the sausage sofa, the spice chamber and much more!

Schützenstraße 70, 10117 Berlin

2. German Spy Museum

How did espionage start? Where did the Stasi hide their listening devices? Is my password secure? These and a host of other questions are answered during a guided tour of the German Spy Museum Berlin.

Spy Museum Berlin © Spy Museum Berlin

Spy Museum Berlin © Spy Museum Berlin

Leipziger Platz, 10117 Berlin

3. Magicum

Haven’t we all wondered how the conjuring tricks of famous magicians work? No matter if alchemist or wizard, you will find all that you could wish for in the 450 exhibits an the Magicum, the Berlin Magic Museum.

Große Hamburger Straße 17, 10115 Berlin

4. Ramones Museum

Original jeans, private letters and unpublished photos from the 22-year history of the band are housed in the Ramones Museum. Look forward to more than 300 exhibits from the Fast Four.

Ramones Museum © RAMONES MUSEUM BERLIN, Foto: Erik Weiss

Ramones Museum © RAMONES MUSEUM BERLIN, Foto: Erik Weiss

Krausnickstraße 23, 10115 Berlin

5. Museum of bizarre objects

Vlad Korneev has created an entire array of bizarre objects. The DesignPanopticon contains numerous surrealistic objects made of industrial materials. This unusual museum has quite an eerie atmosphere…be prepared to be amazed!

Torstraße 201, 10115 Berlin

6. Computerspielemuseum

Berlin has the world’s first museum of computer games. You can expect to see a giant joystick, more than 300 exponents, interactive special exhibitions and lots more.

Computerspielemuseum © Hans-Martin Fleischer/CSM

Computerspielemuseum © Hans-Martin Fleischer/CSM

Karl-Marx-Allee 93a, 10243 Berlin

7. Lippenstift Museum

They are an essential item in (almost) every handbag – lipsticks. In the German capital city, an entire museum is dedicated to this object of beauty. Star make-up artist René Koch personally offers exclusive guided tours through the museum and presents the exquisite collection.

Helmstedter Straße 16, 10717 Berlin

8. Hanf Museum

You will find Germany’s only museum on the hemp plant near the Nikolai Quarter. In the eight rooms of the exhibition, you can gain insight into the cultivation, growth, use, legal position and a whole lot more about hemp.

Hanf Museum Berlin © Hanf Museum Berlin, Foto: Steffen Geyer

Hanf Museum Berlin © Hanf Museum Berlin, Foto: Steffen Geyer

Mühlendamm 5, 10178 Berlin

9. Schwules Museum

On the 1,600 m² of the Schwulen Museum, you can discover all about the culture and history of the LBGTI scene. Changing exhibitions deal with interesting biographies, exceptional works of art and much more.

Lützowstraße 73, 10785 Berlin

10. Trabi Museum Berlin

If you are near Checkpoint Charlie, you need to have a look at the Trabi Museum. In addition to unusual Trabants, you will be able to find out about the history of the “Volkswagen” of the GDR.

Trabi-Safari © visitBerlin, Foto: Mike Auerbach

Trabi-Safari © visitBerlin, Foto: Mike Auerbach

Zimmerstraße 14-15, 10965 Berlin

PS: An overview of the current shows and musicals can be found here.

 
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About the Author

Juliane Wilkendorf

has lived her entire life in Berlin. Travel is her favourite hobby, but she only feels fully at home in the German capital. She has a fondness for good food in combination with a delicious glass of wine and is therefore passionate about trying new restaurants. She finds the many facets of Berlin particularly fascinating. Whether shopping, relaxing, or action, Berlin has something to offer for everyone.

 

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