I’m going again to the Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums) in Berlin, summer edition 2015! It’s been a while, and thanks to the generosity of the team, I’ve been invited to go!
It’s always fun to visit the museums at night, imagine visiting the history museums with ancients items at 1am and nobody else was there! ;). Also it’s especially nice in summer (I tried to do it in winter but really it’s just cold at 11pm 😛 ). The tricky part is always picking which museums you’d like to go to!
This year they have a really nice site where you can check out all the links to the museums, routes, events, and even create your own list. Check it out here!
There you’d already find some tips from them and organizing it based on interests etc. Actually, I’ve been to many museums in Berlin so I can offer you some tips based on my own experience:
- If you’re visiting Berlin for the first time and/or never visited the major museums at the Museum Island, I would totally recommend at least visiting some of the museums there. Going in to the Berliner Dom is also recommended, sometimes they have a nice intro concert there too.
- If you’re visiting for longer and you’re a museum geek, then go for a 3-day Museum pass (not part of the Lange Nacht) and instead enjoy the rather out there experience of the Museum night, like the concerts, free tango lessons, and special guided tours.
- Don’t underestimate how tired you’ll be by midnight. I remember zombie-ing through a gallery thinking that everything looks the same :-D.
- Try to plan out routes where you don’t have to travel so much in between. The public transport is great but most times it gets really crowded!
That being said, if you’re curious about my list, as always it’s a mix between some sort of tech things, art, and history:
- Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial It’s a former prison of the GDR and stasi era. I’ve always wanted to visit the place, but the timing wasn’t quite right and it’s on the other end of town.
- Game Science Center Berlin. It’s a new museum, opened in 2014 where you can play!
- Museums of Decorative Arts. I’m interested in their new Fashion Gallery!
The events I’d love to go to:
- Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror. Horror movie, orgels, need I say more ;).
- Bus tour of the Gas Lamps in Berlin. Should be really interesting depending on the weather. Plus a chance to test out my camera under night light.
- Tango Workshop. It’s a long shot, but really hoping that the hubs will be up for it too.
The full list of my overly-optimistic plan: