The Long Night of the Museums

Berlin is famous the world over for its museums and it is also famous as the city who first came up with the fantastic cultural event that is the Long Night of the Museums.

Lange Nacht der Museen © Sergej Horovitz

Lange Nacht der Museen © Sergej Horovitz

First held in 1997, this year recognises the 20th anniversary of the event that back then saw just 18 museums in Berlin take part. Now cities across the globe hold similar events and in Berlin alone more than 80 institutions open their doors under starry skies and present a staggering programme of 800 events.

DDR Museum Lange Nacht © Sandra Ratkovic

DDR Museum Lange Nacht © Sandra Ratkovic

The evening usually starts around 6pm and ticket holders can stroll as they choose through the programme or take one of the 7 tour routes that run in a loop every 20 minutes from all the major museums and city locations.

Neues Museum © Sandra Ratkovic

Neues Museum © Sandra Ratkovic

To celebrate the 20 year anniversary, this year’s programme will have a ‘Made in Berlin’ them, with Berliners getting the chance to reminisce over their favourite Berlin inventions, ideas and brands.

Deutsche Kinemathek © Sandra Ratkovic

A single ticket is €18.00 and can be bought here online. Tickets cover entry into the museums as well as the shuttle routes. This is always a popular event in the Berlin’s calendar and the magic of seeing the museums and their treasures at night can not be underestimated. Most of the museums will stay open until 2am.

 


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